News

Deathtrap Set to Ensnare Newtown Audiences

One of the world’s great thrillers plays at Newtown’s King Street for four performances this September as part of 2017 Sydney Fringe festival.

Deathtrap by Ira Levin (A Kiss Before Dying, Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil) holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway with 1793 performances. Winner of the American Mystery Writers’ Edgar Award, it was adapted into a 1982 film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon.

State Theatre Company SA 2018

State Theatre Company might be starting 2018 in London but will end the year in Port Pirie with its largest ever state-wide touring program taking productions to 14 venues across South Australia.

Touring venues will include Port Pirie, Elizabeth, Golden Grove, Noarlunga, Mount Barker, Goolwa, Renmark, Mt Gambier, Barossa, Whyalla, Pt Lincoln, Roby Downs, Port Augusta and Leigh Creek.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition  

A Starry Wizard of Oz

Chatting with Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, Lucy Durack and Samantha Leigh Dodemaide

Simply Beautiful

What makes the Carole King Musical tick?

Finding Frankie’s Voice

Musical secrets of Jersey Boys

 

A Master of Design

A celebration of award winning set designer Brian Thomson

Malthouse Theatre Season 2018

From a planet on a course to wipe out all of humanity to an ad man’s controversial vision of purgatory, an indigenous superhero on a mission to one of the most notorious plays of the last century, Malthouse Theatre’s Season 2018 will present a series of epic confessions, hilariously mad entanglements and beautiful consequences including:

Black Swan Season 2018

Black Swan State Theatre Company (WA) has announced its 2018 season, the first that embodies the vision of Artistic Director Clare Watson, featuring a line-up of classic and contemporary works that sit side by side, in a series of mini festival ‘feasts’ between the Heath Ledger Theatre and Studio Underground. Each pairing will be enriched with pop up activities, discussions, podcasts, film screenings and more…

Griffin 2018 Season of New Australian Writing

Artistic Director Lee Lewis has announcedGriffin’s line-up for 2018 – urgent voices, intense experiences and the extraordinary visions of Australian playwrights.

MTC Season 2018

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO has revealed MTC’s 2018 Season.

“Melbourne Theatre Company is where stories come alive and Season 2018 is bursting with plays as relevant, irresistible and complex as any we have presented in recent years,” Brett Sheehy said.

All that Jazz.

Coral Drouyn gives some insight into her second favourite medium after Musical Theatre.

Despite all the best attempts to kill it (Rap, Reggae and Kenny G), Jazz refuses to die and is even having a resurgence in all its forms – from Dixieland to Swing and Bebop.

Queensland Theatre Season 2018 

Black is the New White + The 39 Steps + Twelfth Night + The Longest Minute + Good Muslim Boy + Jasper Jones + Nearer the Gods + Hedda

Eight shows, six new Australian stories and four world premieres headline Queensland Theatre’s 2018 Season, unveiled by Artistic Director Sam Strong (pictured below). The plays traverse centuries of time, the breadth of our country, the expanse of the globe, and the inner workings of diverse and brilliant minds. 

Tina Arena To Star In Evita

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian have announced that Tina Arena will play the role of Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA, which will return to Australia in 2018, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House, with tickets on sale from 31 August.

To keep up with the latest news and reviews at Stage Whispers, click here to like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.