Delta Goodrem to Star in CATS

The Producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS have announced the incredible and exciting news that Delta Goodrem is performing with the all-Australian cast when the acclaimed West End revival production of Cats tours Australia from October this year.  Delta is confirmed to play the coveted role of Grizabella in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne and will sing Memory, one of the most well-known songs of all time.

“Something Great is Coming”

West Side Story opens this week with a stellar cast, and our Coral Drouyn talks to Choreographer Michael Ralph about re-creating Jerome Robbins original choreography.

The Canterbury Tales Updated by 600 Years

A team of young theatre makers is turning Geoffrey Chaucer’s comedic masterpiece into a “rollicking, surreal and thought provoking night of entertainment.”

This new interpretation of  The Canterbury Tales is half medieval and half community TV talent quest.

Grey’s Lobotomy: A New Australian Musical Comedy

Grey’s Lobotomy, a new musical comedy about the Australian health system by Xavier Brouwer, opens at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda on Wednesday 8 July, playing until Sunday 26 July 2015.

Australia’s medical health system is in a precarious position, and this biting satire explores hospital care and its administration while also examining public health campaigns.

The Book of Kevin

His name’s Kevin, he’s from Queensland and he’s back.

After nearly two years in self-imposed exile, Kevin Rudd is finally prepared to break his silence in his tell-all autobiography ‘Here to help.’

Join the team from Year of the Abbott and Australia Votes 2013 for another satirical send up as they give voice to one of the most fascinating figures in Australian political history in ‘The Book of Kevin’.

Under the NEON Light

Coral Drouyn talks to actress Kasia Kaczmarek about Elbow Room’s new play – the final offering from NEON this season.

Australian Plays Excite Audiences

There’s a new sense of optimism. After going through what one writer describes as a crisis it’s getting easier, albeit slightly, to produce new plays. The healthy crop of new works being performed around the country is proof of the advances being made. Peter Gotting reports.


In This Edition

• Meet Miss Honey – interview with Matilda The Musical’s Elise McCann

• Stars … Who Needs Them

• La Boite Turns 90 With Style

• There’s An Animal In My Play interview with Hannie Rayson and Lally Katz

• Acting The Truth - playing a dramatically maligned, real life character

Anything Goes for Caroline

Australia’s international triple threat Caroline O’Connor has returned to star in the John Frost / Opera Australia production of Anything Goes. She spoke to Neil Litchfield ahead of rehearsals.

Caroline O’Connor’s earliest stage experience included performing imitations of Ethel Merman for her dog. Now she’s about to play one of Merman’s great roles, Reno Sweeney, in the new Australian production of Anything Goes.

Out of The Shadows

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is upon us and for lovers of 60s music, Coral Drouyn talks to Bree Langridge, who brings her show “Little Diana and The Big Fuzz” to Chapel off Chapel this week.

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