Sydney Dance Company in 2014

Sydney Dance Company celebrates its 45th year in 2014 with three World Premiere seasons and an extensive touring program, visiting five of the country’s capitals, in addition to regional centres across Queensland and Western Australia.

The Company will commission eight new works, including two works from Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, alongside works from Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis and Melbourne choreographer Gideon Obarzanek.

Malthouse Theatre Season 2014

It started with a treasure hunt, in keeping with Malthouse Theatre’s reputation for cutting edge innovation. Handed a card with a map upon entering for 2014 Season Launch, we were encouraged to follow a route which revealed to us blood stained clothes, Chinese lanterns, a car, and other clues to the productions being offered next year. It was a novel and amusing way to break the ice for an eclectic crowd made up of students, elderly subscribers, actors and the press.

Belvoir Season 2014

Artistic Director Ralph Myers announced Belvoir’s 2014 season to a gathering of sponsors, subscribers and members of the theatre community in the Belvoir rehearsal room in Surry Hills on election eve.

The season features two versions of Oedipus, makeovers for two of Ibsen’s great heroines, two of the most famous brothers in history and twenty questions.

First up, Oedipus Schmoedipus promises a ridiculous romp through all the great death scenes of the western theatrical canon from post, as part of Sydney Festival.


Arguably the most infamous Broadway musical of all-time, Carrie The Musical, will play a strictly limited Australian Premiere Season at Sydney’s Seymour Centre from November 13 – 30, presented by Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre.

Triptych Celebrates Stephen Schwartz.

Legendary Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz travels to Melbourne for three special performances of his works Godspell, Pippin and Children of Eden at Melbourne Recital Centre in September, realised by the theatre company Magnormos and a cast including Chloe Dallimore, Rohan Browne and David Harris.

The Australian Ballet: 2014 Season

The White Stripes, a flying goose and a touch of exotic India

The Australian Ballet launched its 2014 season in Melbourne today (September 3) at its Production Centre in Altona, recreating the moment from The Nutcracker where Clara is transported to the Land of the Sweets by a giant flying goose!

The Nutcracker is just one of the productions featured in the 2014 season, alongside three more full-length ballets, a classical double bill and a contemporary triple bill.

Griffin Theatre Company Season 2014

Artistic Director Lee Lewis announced her inaugural season for Griffin Theatre Company tonight (September 2, 2013), including three world premieres of new Australian writing, revisiting an Australian classic, and several new adventures.

“Our 2014 season is a shameless celebration of the depth and breadth of Australian playwriting culture,” says Lewis. “Breadth in terms of the diversity of voices and stories, combined with remarkable depth of quality.”

No Room for Errors on Tour

You’ve got a cast of ten, a set full of doors, complex lights, and it all has to fit into a van as you tour to 32 wildly different venues across Australia. It sounds like a recipe for a comedy of errors. And as Frank Hatherley has discovered, this national tour of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors turns day into night.

The Director

When rising young director Imara Savage was offered the daunting and exhilarating job of directing a tour of The Comedy of Errors she knew she had big problems to solve.


In This Edition

• Gretel Scarlett: Our New Sandy 

• All Rupert’s World is David Williamson’s Stage

• Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom Story 

• Showcase: All our top training colleges

• Cheers and Jeers to the Helpmann Awards

• Magical Storm Boy Takes Flight

• Wicked New Boys Set Pulses Racing

• Cirque Mirrors the Man: Michael Jackson spectacular

• Always Working With Animals

• New Play Laughs at Lawyers

The Non-stop Lucy Maunder Show

She’s Rizzo by day, Gertie by night, and she’s doing a rave-reviewed cabaret show that’s aimed at London and New York. Rocketing young star Lucy Maunder tells Frank Hatherley about her non-stop life.

Touring Australia as Gertrude Lawrence in the sophisticated entertainment Noel and Gertie, Lucy Maunder does what she calls “some really cute Fred and Ginger dancing” with her co-star James Millar. But as she glides around the various stages she conceals a far wilder dancer inside.

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