Taking Country Back to Country

Bangarra’s Artistic Director talks to Coral Drouyn about the company’s current regional tour.

When Stephen Page was a kid in the suburbs of Brisbane attending the local primary school with his eleven siblings, the idea of an indigenous dance company that could take its work all over the world was not even on the radar, let alone less than two decades away.

Trevor is All Diamonds and Steel

Coral Drouyn talks to Trevor Ashley about the perils of NOT wearing heels.

School of Rock for Melbourne

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End rock musical School of Rock is coming to Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from October 2018, and the waitlist for tickets is now open at

Since opening on Broadway in 2015, School of Rock has also played across the US and in London’s West End.


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2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners Announced

The winner of the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced om Monday January 22, 2018, during the Grand Final Event held at the Capitol Theatre Rehearsal Room. Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists with her performance of Glitter and be Gay andWhen Did I Fall in LoveGeorgina Hopson took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which included Roger Hodgman, Kellie Dickerson, Sharon Millerchip, Michael Tyack, Guy Simpson and Suzanne Jones.

2017 Sydney Theatre Awards

The winners of the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced on Monday January 22, with 37 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2017. Over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre.

Muriel's Wedding Returns To Sydney In 2019

With the sold-out season at Roslyn Packer Theatre set to close this Saturday Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO has announced that Muriel’s Wedding The Musical will return in July, 2019 at the Sydney Lyric. Tickets to the new season go on sale on Wednesday 20 February, 2018. 

Curious Incident to Tour Nationally

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will tour Australia for the first time from June 2018, following its acclaimed sell-out debut season in Melbourne. The play will be performed in Brisbane from 12 June, Canberra from 27 June, Sydney from 4 July, Adelaide from 31 July and Perth from 8 August, by an all-British and Irish cast.  

Play Breaks Silence On Youth Suicide

Every 41 seconds someone in the world must begin to face the reality that a loved one has committed suicide. Lesley Reed previews 41 Seconds, a 2018 Adelaide Fringe production presented by Talk Out Loud Australia.

Beauty is Immortal

Coral Drouyn looks at the magic that is Shen Yun.

It’s strange to think that China is poised to become the world’s Superpower and yet we know so little of its culture. Part of that is the legacy of the 1940s cultural revolution, and the rest is simply the passing of time. But there is one company dedicated to keeping ancient Chinese culture alive, and presenting it, with all its beauty, in a way that enthrals a 21st century audience.

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