Felicity Kendal is Bliss as Bliss

Following on the back of a successful UK tour, Noël Coward’s HAY FEVER is playing a short Australian tour before the West End. Peter Pinne spoke with star Felicity Kendal about Coward, amplification in straight theatre and her career.

This is the first time you have appeared on the stage in Australia, but I believe it’s not your first visit. “No, I was here twenty years ago for a commercial in Sydney and I had ten marvellous days exploring that wonderful city.”

Beer Theatre: A Frothy New Concept for Adelaide

Laughter is sure to blow the froth off the beer when Butterfly Theatre presents Mummy at the Wheatsheaf Hotel this November. Lesley Reed reports.

Mummy marks the debut of Beer Theatre in Adelaide. Described by Butterfly Theatre as a new form of accessible theatre, the company also intends to take Beer Theatre to other venues in 2015.

Sweet Charity Tour Details Announced

Luckiest Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and Tinderbox Productions have announced the return of the hit triple Helpmann Award winning hit production of Sweet Charity, playing Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Wollongong from January to March 2015.


Lesley Reed reports on the launch of the 2015 Adelaide Festival program.

Twenty-two Australian premieres and twenty-six events that are exclusive to Adelaide will feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival program in which forty-two music, theatre, dance and visual arts events will be staged side by side with Adelaide Writers’ Week, from February 27 through to March 15.


State Opera of South Australia. Festival Theatre, Adelaide.

Otello, State Opera of South Australia’s (SOSA) final production for this year, promises much for opera enthusiasts, including the stunning visual impact of its contemporary aircraft carrier setting.

PASSION: Rarely Performed Pivotal Scene for Melbourne Production

A rarely performed scene from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award winning PASSION will be added to Life Like Company’s new production, playing four nights only at Arts Centre Melbourne from 5-8 November, 2014.

2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners

The sixth annual Rob Guest Endowment Award Gala Concert was held at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney last night, October 14. David Spicer reports.

We’re used to seeing our sporting heroes leap for joy and weep when they win the Premiership but rarely is there that sort of euphoria seen in the theatre world.

That type of passion was on display at 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Final Gala Concert at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney when Joshua Robson took out first prize.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company Season 2015

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced its 2015 program at the Eternity Playhouse, showcasing an Australian premiere and three Sydney premieres.

Glory Days Soon for EXCLAIM!

Sally Alrich-Smythe reports on the second production for new Sydney music theatre company Exclaim, Glory Days.

Reaching The Rob Guest Endowment Finals

Angela Scundi and Ben Bennett are amongst the six fine young Australian musical theatre performers who will line up as finalists on stage at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Concert on Monday 13 October, vying for a life-changing first prize of $20,000. They spoke to Neil Litchfield about reaching the finals of the prestigious event.

Neil Litchfield: How important is the Rob Guest Endowment for young musical theatre performers like yourselves?

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