Bangarra: Blak

Bangarra Dance Theatre premieres Blak, brand new work with stories about a contemporary clan and the collision of two worlds, playing at Arts Centre Melbourne from May 3 to 11. Following the Melbourne season, Blak will tour to Wollongong from May 17 to 18 before being presented at the Sydney Opera House from June 7 to 22. The production will then be presented in Canberra (July 11 to 13) and in Brisbane (July 18 to 27) for the final leg of the national tour.

Bolshoi Ballet for Exclusive Brisbane Season

For the first time in twenty years Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet will perform in Australia. Peter Pinne reports.

The Bolshoi Ballet will perform Le Corsaire and The Bright Stream in their season when they play the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, 30 May to 9 June, 2013. It follows on the success of The Hamburg Season in 2012, and is the second in the QPAC International Series, a joint initiative by QPAC and Events Queensland.

Happy 80th Sheila Bradley

Before the rise of Toni Lamond, Nancye Hayes, Marina Prior and other home-grown stars, our musical theatre stars came for overseas. Most stayed only for the length of the production, but a few fell in love with us, and we with them, and they stayed to become the cornerstones of our industry.

Circus Oz: Under Construction

The weather was undecided, the hard-hatted media had to negotiate building site puddles, but the Circus OZ troupe didn’t miss a beat when they posed for the cameras in Melbourne yesterday ahead of World Circus Day on Saturday 20th of April.

Australia’s Busiest Playwright

Joanna Murray-Smith talks to Coral Drouyn about her amazing year.

Vale Don Reid

The distinguished actor and playwright Don Reid passed away peacefully at 5pm on Tuesday April 9, 2013 after a fall the previous day.

2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Kate Ceberano has upped the ante this year with four divas making their Adelaide Cabaret Festival debut, including both the original good and bad witches of Broadway smash hit Wicked, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel as well as Cassandra Wilson and Molly Ringwald. (Idina Menzel pictured left - photographer Robin Wong)


There have been over 100 stage adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but the latest from the National Theatre in London is different in that it gives the monster a voice. David Spicer previews the adaptation about to take to the stage in Sydney before touring to 26 venues across Australia.

It was written more than 200 years ago, but Mary Shelley’s classic tale still resonates.

A man born as an adult has to survive on his wits, learning fast.

Great Comic Expectations: One Man, Two Guvnors.

With a reputation for being “side-splittingly hilarious”, the National Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors, now touring Down Under, has a lot to live up to. Frank Hatherley talks to its Revival Director, who laughs a lot, and a leading lady, who is nursing a hangover from a film premiere.


Naomi Price’s one-woman cabaret gets a makeover for its return to Brisbane. Peter Pinne reports.

After playing sell-out seasons in Sydney (Slide Lounge), Melbourne (Chapel Off Chapel) and the Gold Coast (Arts Centre), where she was called “Sassy, hilarious, poignant and gob-smackingly good,” Naomi Price’s cabaret act, Rumour Has It: Sixty Minutes Inside Adele, returns to Brisbane, the city where it all started, in a bigger and better version.

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