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Fringe Premiere for The Last Time I Saw Richard

Well known South Australian independent theatre company five.point.one will present a new Australian show at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe in mid-February. The Last Time I Saw Richard is one of only eight 2016 Fringe events to have secured an Adelaide Fringe Cultural Fund grant for the 2016 festival. Lesley Reed reports.

Archie Roach to Headline 2016 Desert Fringe

Port Augusta will get a taste of the Adelaide Fringe for the ninth annual Desert Fringe in March 2016, featuring a program of local and international talent, a twilight concert headlined by world renowned performer Archie Roach and a host of local artists including many talented Aboriginal performers.

With 19 artists over two days and a wide range of activities to suit all ages (many of them free), there’ll be no excuse to stay away from this year’s Desert Fringe.

2015 Sydney Theatre Awards

The Sydney Theatre Awards for 2015 were presented on January 18, 2016, at a gala ceremony at the Paddington RSL.

Best Mainstage production went to Belboir's Ivanov, Best Independent production was Sport For Jove's Of Mice and Men, while the award for Best Main Stage Musical production was taken out by Matilda, with the award for Best Independent Musical going to Blue Saint Productions' Violet at the Hayes Theatre Co.

The Light in the Piazza for Adelaide Fringe

A soaring tale of love, passion and forgiveness hits Adelaide Fringe 2016, as prolific Adelaide musical theatre company Davine Interventionz stages The Light in the Piazza for Adelaide Fringe 2016. Lesley Reed reports.

Ned Kelly Musical for Adelaide Fringe

Adelaide’s Upstage Theatre brings the story of Australia’s most infamous bushranger Ned Kelly to life in its 2016 Adelaide Fringe show The Legend of Ned Kelly. It’s a musical that focuses on a period steeped in folklore, the Kelly Gang’s last days. Lesley Reed reports.

Au Revoir Les Mis

Cameron Mackintosh’snew production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, which premiered in Melbourne on June 22nd 2014 and is preparing for its final bow this coming Sunday 17th January in Brisbane. The award-winning Australian production has celebrated a 19 month run with seasons in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and will close after 588 performances.

Chase The Feeling

Forming a volume of a Masters in Anthropology of Theatre, Michael Allen Productions’ World Premiere, Chase The Feeling is an intriguingly different Adelaide Fringe production. Lesley Reed reports.

Based on real anthropological fieldwork about a group of autistic actors, Chase The Feeling is an experiment in combining academic research with theatre. This fast-paced satirical assassination of theatre and autism is to be presented at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe by Michael Allen Productions.

2015 Glugs Theatre Awards Nominations

The Glugs have announced the nominees of the 2015 Glugs Theatre Awards, to be presented Monday 1 February 2016 at Sydney’s Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.

This year marks the Glugs’ 50th anniversary since their first meeting. In 1966 a group of theatre lovers – critics, journalists, actors and theatre-goers – met weekly for lunch to discuss theatre and welcome international touring actors. Founding members included theatre critic Norman Kessell, Bill Fenn, JCW’s PR man John Love, and ABC producer Allan Kendall.

A Fruity Role

Fiddler on The Roof opens in Melbourne this week and actor Mark Mitchell took time out from rehearsals to talk to Coral Drouyn

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2016 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

 

• Rob Mills’ Unchained Melody - Ghost The Musical

• Queen Will Still Rock You - Ben Elton keeps the Queen musical fresh

• Marina’s Evolution - The secrets of Leading Lady Marina Prior’s longevity

• My Fair Lady Restored - Julie Andrews’ plans for My Fair Lady

• Chain Play - 20 top Australian playwrights, one play

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