Riverside Theatres 2018 Season

In 2018, Riverside Theatres will celebrate 30 years of sharing stories on the stage and screen. To coincide with this significant year, Riverside has compiled a diverse anniversary program to reflect the broad interests of its audiences and the community.

In the New Year, Riverside will present two international productions including the thoughtful solo storytelling show, Taha, based on the life of Palestine poet Taha Muhammad Ali, and the family production direct from London, Wilde Creatures, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales.

Priscilla 10th Anniversary Tour - Full Cast

Following the announcement of Tony Sheldon as “Bernadette”, David Harris as “Tick” and Euan Doidge as “Felicia”, the full cast of Australia’s most successful homegrown musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been confirmed.

A cast of Australian performers will steer the iconic musical back home for its 10th anniversary celebration tour beginning on Sunday 21 January 2018 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, before hitting the road for Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask.

In an intimate, confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories – Humphries will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.

Bachelor Gal

New one woman comedic cabaret Bachelor Gal premieres on November 17 & 18 at the Seymour Centre, Chippendale.

Written by ‘Bartie’ award-winning playwright Adam Szudrich, directed and composed by Philip John, and starring Leanne Smith,Bachelor Gal is a fusion of theatre, musical and cabaret, taking you on a hilarious and heartbreaking journey with a one-of-a-kind gal.

Composer / director Philip John chatted to Stage Whispers about the show.

What is Bachelor Gal all about?

A Starry Wizard of Oz

Peter Pinne talks with stars Anthony Warlow, Lucy Durack, Jemma Rix and newcomer Samantha Leigh Dodemaide about their roles in the newest production to travel down the ‘Yellow Brick Road’.

The Tap Pack – Chasing The Sun

Coral Drouyn catches up with Australia’s top dance act before their Queensland tour.


In This Edition


Mamma Mia! -Thank You For The Music

Three divas who never tire of singing Abba.

Making Muriel into a Musical

Adapting iconic Aussie movie Muriel’s Wedding to the Stage.

Doctor, Doctor

Craig McLachlan and his two doctors, Blak and Frank’n’Furter.

Australian National Theatre Live

TV star Grant Dodwell is putting Australian theatre on film.

Musicals 2018

Hotelling – Theatre by Another Name.

Coral Drouyn explores the immersive performance experience before its opening on the Gold Coast.

Adelaide Festival 2018

The 2018 Adelaide Festival promises a program rich with Australian and international voices, bold new visions and contemporary theatre classics, as Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy return to the helm for their second Adelaide Festival in 2018.

The Adelaide Festival Board has also announced that it has extended the contract of the Joint Artistic Directors for a further two festivals, with their tenure culminating in 2021.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for Melbourne in 2019

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

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