The young actresses who will share the title role in the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical were announced today (April 14, 2015). They are (in alphabetical order) Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas.

Gallipoli Plays All Over Australasia

Clem Gorman was the catalyst for Australia’s most famous anti-war play The One Day of the Year. He is a nephew of Alan Seymour who died last month. He reflects on the strengths of war drama and gives an overview on what is on stage in the lead up to the centenary of Anzac Day.

2015 is the year of the Gallipoli play. They range from major tours of established plays to new works created by local community theatre groups.  Most are being staged leading  up to April 25.

The Days of the Old School Yard.

The Melbourne Comedy Festival has an act pitched perfect to High School students. It’s called Improvilicious:  Improvised Guide to High School.

The opening line sets the scene.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015

According to the media release, Barry Humphries puts the ‘F’ back into festival with his 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Program – The Are No Rules!

Other F words within cooee of this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival are fabulous, funny, frisky, fantastic and, of course, Fedora, the release continues.

The Good Son

Authenticity invariably shines through when true events inspire a well-written play, allowing audiences to relate to the story’s characters as they might in real life.

The Good Son is such a story.

Five for Fun

Coral Drouyn explores some of the theatre on offer at this year’s MICF.

Where the Science Ends is Where the Artistry Can Begin

Dr Lindsay Zanno touring paleontologist with Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular speaks to Sally Alrich-Smythe.

Matilda: First Australian Cast Announcements

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt today (March 19, 2015) announced four of the principal cast for the Australian Premiere Season of Matilda The Musical, which commences performances from July 28 in Sydney.

They are (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull).

The complete Australian Cast, including the four young actresses sharing the role of Matilda, will be announced next month.

English National Opera on Screen

The English National Opera (ENO) will present a season of performances in the Australian premiere season of ENO Screen – a unique cinematic experience that will screen in Australian capital and regional cities throughout 2015.

Birthday Presents from Chapel

Melbourne’s iconic Chapel off Chapel turns 20 this week, and Coral Drouyn discovered that the presents are being given to us.

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