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.

GREASE Cast Announced

At Sydney's Hard Rock Cafe today (March 24, 2013) Producer John Frost  revealed the cast and tour dates for his new multi-million dollar production of GREASE, which opens in Brisbane on August 31.

Carmen Sings on Water

Neil Litchfield had a very tough assignment. A twilight cruise on Sydney Harbour on a fine dining ferry, sipping red wine while being serenaded by one of the world’s great Carmens, Rinat Shaham. Someone had to do it to get a glimpse of the 2013 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Anchored just off the Fleet Steps and Mrs Macquarie’s Point, Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini introduced the media and several international opera stars to the location for this year’sHanda Opera on Sydney Harbour, Carmen.

The Production Company Announces Season 2013

The Production Company has announced its program for 2013, which will include Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain and The Pirates of Penzance.

Brief Encounter: Kneehigh Hit to Tour Australia

Kneehigh Theatre's Broadway and West End hit adaptation of Noël Coward's classic romantic drama Brief Encounter  will tour Australia, commencing in Adelaide on September 10, 2013.

Brief Encounter promises to take Australian audiences back to a bygone era of romance and the silverscreen with its classic Noël Coward tale.


One of Brisbane’s premiere community theatre groups will be taking a giant step forward when they mount their first fully-professional production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! in April. Peter Pinne talks to their Artistic Director Tim O’Connor.

Peter Pinne: Why have you chosen Oklahoma! to be your first professional production?

NEON Festival of Independent Theatre

Melbourne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Brett Sheehy today (March 18, 2013) launched the program for NEON – MTC’s Festival of Independent Theatre, celebrating Melbourne’s independent arts community.

NEON features original works from Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Fraught Outfit, The Hayloft Project, THE RABBLE and Sisters Grimm, each for a ten-day season, as part of this inaugural festival in the Lawler at Southbank Theatre between May and July 2013.

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