Kip Gamblin Announced as The Bodyguard

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost have announced that Kip Gamblin will be playing the title role of The Bodyguard, Frank Farmer, in the Australian tour of the musical THE BODYGUARD. Kip is most known to Australian audiences for his roles in a wide range of television dramas including Home and Away, All Saints, Tricky Business, Dance Academy and most recently Neighbours. Kip later spent two years working as a series regular in the BBC London’s drama series Casualty.

Adelaide Festival’s Riverbank Palais

Interactive art in House of Mirrors, US singer-songwriter Kurt Vile, US chillwave artist Toro Y Moi and Aussie soul band The Bamboos are all set to rock the 2017 Adelaide Festival’s newest venue, the Riverbank Palais and surrounding Parc Palais, as part of its first program.

Violet for Adelaide Fringe

Everything’s coming up Violets for local theatre company Davine Interventionz. Already multi-award winning, the company hopes to wow Adelaide Fringe 2017 when it produces the musical Violet. Lesley Reed reports.

“Are you on the way or are you in the way?” is the central question posed in the musical Violet, which is the 2017 Adelaide Fringe production for South Australia’s Davine Interventionz.


The winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced on Monday January 23, 2017 at the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre, with 35 Awards presented, shared between 15 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2016.

The Queen of Blanks

Dolly Diamond talks to Coral Drouyn about her revival of everyone’s favourite Panel Show – “Bl*nkety Bl*nks.”

I can’t think why it has taken so long for Blankety Blanks to become a stage show, and neither can the incomparable, unofficial Queen of Melbourne, Dolly Diamond.

Ready Please Mr Musicals

What is the secret to making a new hit musical? Simon Phillips, who directed Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dream Lover – the Bobby Darin Musical, Ladies in Black, Love Never Dies, An Officer and a Gentleman, and will this year direct Muriel’s Wedding the Musical, believes he has finally worked out the recipe. He explained his thinking to a breakfast organised by Currency House.

Musicals in 2017 and Beyond

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Musicals in 2018

The Book of Mormon

It has taken almost seven years for this nine-time Tony Award winning musical, written by the team behind South Park, to open in Australia. Fans are counting the days until the opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January.


In This Edition

A Religious Experience for Theatre Lovers

Broadway hit The Book of Mormon opens in Melbourne

Independents Day

What makes our leading Independent theatre companies tick?

Tim Finn’s Musical Adventure

New Aussie musical Ladies in Black begins its national tour


Thirty Years of Giving

The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation

Australia’s Runaway Circus

Simon Gallaher Remembers Debbie Reynolds

Australian entertainer Simon Gallaher has paid tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds, revealing that the Hollywood icon played an important role in developing his career.

“I thought yesterday was tragic with (the death of) Carrie (Fisher). I have known Debbie for a very long time and know she would have been feeling it very much. I thought now was not the time to call her. “

Big Fish for Hayes Theatre Co

RPG Productions will present the Australian Premiere of Big Fish 12 Chairs Version at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 April to 14 May 2017.

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centres on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest... and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

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