Liane Keegan Aboard for 3D Flying Dutchman

Liane Keegan, Australia’s only Dramatic Contralto, appears in the Victorian Opera’s ground-breaking3D production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at the Palais Theare, St Kilda, during February. She spoke to Peter Kemp.

Melbourne born, Liane Keegan knew from her school days that a life on stage was for her. As a youngster she was taken to opera rehearsals and upon hearing leading dramatic soprano Rita Hunter, she knew where her future lay.

Hollywood Heads Into The Woods

While musical theatre buffs have been grabbing their popcorn and choc tops, ready to spend some time at the movies, Ian Nisbet asks whether these new movie adaptations of Broadway favourites do justice to the original works.

“They’re going to ruin it.”

“It doesn’t need to be made in to a movie.”

“I heard they’ve cut the best song in the show.”

Nice Girls… Don’t Stay For Breakfast

Fantastic Fifties Jazz For Adelaide Fringe 2015

Presenting a collective of fabulous songs made famous by jazz diva Julie London, Fat Lady Productions and singer Steph Acraman will take this year’s Adelaide Fringe patrons on a delightful journey of discovery with Nice Girls…Don’t Stay For Breakfast.

Full Cast Announced for Return of Rocky Horror

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost have announced the full cast for the 2015 season of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 11 April and the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from 12 June.

Gin, Tears and Giggles for Adelaide Fringe

Cabaret meets wacky wine tasting in the one-woman performance The Show Must Goon, which two-woman theatre company Four Stripes is premiering at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe.

Suzie doesn’t know how many tears might be in a bottle of gin but she intends to do her best to find out. She’ll be helped by the audience as they join her for an evening of wine tasting and anecdotes about love, lust, lubricant and liquor.

Unpredictable Theatre Event for Adelaide Fringe

As a conscientious objector who has refused mandatory military service, independent multidisciplinary theatre maker Nassim Soleimanpour is forbidden to leave his native Iran, but this has not daunted the playwright. In his stunningly different work White Rabbit Red Rabbit, he has created a potent entity to take his voice around the globe.


Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and theatre producer John Frost AM today (February 3) announced the final lead cast member and the ensemble cast for their new production of Cole Porter’s musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia this year.

A Couple of Actors

Guy Edmonds and Haiha Le are playing a newly wed couple in David Williamson’s latest play Dream Home at the Ensemble Theatre.

And in fact they’re a newly engaged couple themselves.

The two actors had met in the cast of Rupert, Williamson’s revue-style portrait of Rupert Murdoch which opened in Melbourne, toured to Washington and was then re-staged at the Theatre Royal Sydney at the end of last year.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

UK Couple Tim Grayburn and Bryony Kimmings unpick the ‘Real Man’ at Adelaide Fringe 2015. Lesley Reed reports.

When UK advertising account manager Tim Grayburn met a performance artist from London he faked how he really felt for six months; not how he felt about her, but the fact that he suffered severe clinical depression. When he did talk about it, it was the first time he’d done so in six years.

Foxy Moron Gets Jumpy

The creator of Kath Day-Night, television’s ‘foxy moron’, JANE TURNER is to play the lead in Jumpy, a major MTC/STC stage production. FRANK HATHERLEY asks her if she’s feeling jumpy about straight theatre acting.

We meet in the empty Theatre Royal green room between matinee and evening performances of Rupert. David Williamson’s revue-style portrait of Rupert Murdoch opened in Sydney a few days before, so this was only Jane Turner’s second matinee.

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