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Arena Tour for Bat Out Of Hell Musical

Paul Dainty AM, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY has announced that the arena rock musical, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell will tour Australia in June 2020!

2019 APDG Awards Nominees

The APDG Awards is an annual event that gathers the work of design professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries, to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over. The awards recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in design. 

Anthony Warlow Returns To The Secret Garden

Anthony Warlow will revisit one of his most acclaimed roles, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, in the 25th anniversary production which will open at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2020. Tickets for the Sydney season are on sale from Friday 29 November.

The producers have also announced a Melbourne season for The Secret Garden, at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from November 2020. Waitlist now at secretgardenmusical.com.au

Packer and Sons

Ahead of the opening of Packer and Sons at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre, David Spicer spoke to the playwright Tommy Murphy.

David Spicer: Let’s start at the beginning. Did the Packer dynasty really begin with a bet at the racecourse?

Almost Face To Face

Awgie Award winning playwright Stephen House wrote Almost Face To Face during an Australia Council Irish literature residency, which he says was one of the highlights of his creative life. While not his nominated project for the residency, House says he fell into a Dublin world he found fascinating, so dug in deeper, and then as he often does… wrote about it.

Six The Musical’s Queens Crowned

The Australian producers of the West End hit musical SIX have announced the Australian Queens set to join SIX as it embarks on its Australian tour. The tour will premiere at the Sydney Opera House on January 4 before moving to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from April 23 and Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from June 11 as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The Sydney season is presented by the Sydney Opera House.

Lead Cast Annnounced for 9 to 5

Caroline O’Connor, Marina Prior, Samantha Dodemaide and Erin Clare have been cast in the lead roles in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical, which will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April 2020.

Razzle Dazzle ‘Em!

In August 2019, just before Chicago began its Australian tour, Tom Burlinson, who plays Billy Flynn, took time out from rehearsals to talk to Coral Drouyn.

Queenie/Joni - From Both Sides … NOW

Queenie Van De Zandt talks to Coral Drouyn about Show Biz, Motherhood, and her current show Blue – The Songs of Joni Mitchell, touring and coming to HOTA on the Gold Coast on November 9th, 2019.

Stage Whispers 3-minute interview with Daniele Constance

As well as producing creative, collaborative theatre that focuses on social engagement, direct experience and storytelling, Daniele Constance is also an art therapist and co-founder and director of the successful Suitcase Rummage. Her collaborative works include Daughters of the Floating Brothel (Griffith University and the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre), The Untold (State Library of Queensland and Micah Projects).

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