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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.

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.

2015 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATED MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Check out video performances from the four 2015 Helpmann Award nominations for Best Musical - Anything Goes, Les Misérables, Dirty Dancing and Once.

Click HERE to see a full list of Helpmann Award nominations.

The winners of the 2015 Helpmann Awards will be announced at the ceremony event on Monday 27 July at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on the set of Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables.

2015 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Nominees for the 2015 Helpmann Awards were announced at simultaneous events in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, and Hobart on June 22, 2015 by some of Australia’s biggest names of the performing arts sector, including Caroline O’Connor, Simon Gleeson, Wesley Enoch, Annette Downs, Michael Griffiths, and Suzie Mather.

Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect Co-Artistic Directors for Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2016 and 2017

On the final night of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015, Artistic Director Barry Humphries took to the stage to announce he is handing over the role of Artistic Director to Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, who will be co-Artistic Directors for the Festival in 2016 and 2017.

This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival had more than 350 artists performing with 46 sold out shows and was the highest grossing festival in its 15 year history. 

“The Moment” is Almost Here

Coral Drouyn gives her take on the media launch of Jekyll and Hyde, perhaps the most anticipated Musical Theatre Premiere in a decade.

Jekyll and Hyde Cast Anounced

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