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

Griffin Theatre Company Season 2016


Artistic Director Lee Lewis announced the 2016 Griffin Theatre Company season today (August 31, 2015). Five brand new plays will make their world premieres on the SBW Stables stage next year.

Malthouse Theatre Season 2016


In 2016, Malthouse Theatre invites audiences to ‘think again’ about what is happening politically and personally in the world around us, and to rethink stories we might assume are familiar, in the first season programmed by newly appointed Artistic Director Matthew Lutton (pictured right - photographer: Andrew Gough).

‘It’s a season that will ignite heated debate about sex, death and revolution, and bring a wide range of communities together through new works created by independent and international artists,’ said Lutton.

Vamp Till Ready

Elise Brennan talks to Coral Drouyn about her new one woman show, Vamp, featuring the songs of Kander and Ebb.

VAMP. Def 1. An introductory piece of music which is repeated till ready

              Def 2.  The Front part of a shoe.

              Def 3.  A Femme Fatale of Disarming Allure

Nice Work is a Fair Cop

Gold Logie Winner John Wood talks to Coral Drouyn about his role in a brand new Gershwin Musical opening at The State Theatre on Saturday 15th August, 2015.

It’s fair to say that for 20 years or so John Wood was a household name all around the country; first for his role as the irascible magistrate Rafferty in Rafferty’s Rules and then as Mt Thomas’ sergeant Tom Croydon in Blue Heelers. No actor has made a bigger impact in TV drama than John. But it’s also fair to say that theatre was his first love.

A Dedicated Man

Coral Drouyn talks to the eclectic John O’Hara about his cabaret show Dedications, opening in Melbourne this week at Chapel off Chapel.

Twisted Broadway 2015

Gender-bending musical theatre blockbuster Twisted Broadway returns to Melbourne for one-night-only at Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre on Monday 17 August, 2015.

The annual charity concert features internationally-acclaimed music theatre talent singing songs originally penned for the opposite gender in a one-off night of show-stopping, gender-bending entertainment.

Having raised over $80,000 for those living with and touched by HIV/AIDS, in 2015 the evening’s hosts Kate Ceberano and Eddie Perfect will lead the gauntlet towards $100,000 mark.

Dame Julie Andrews to Direct 60th Anniversary My Fair Lady in Sydney

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading theatre producer John Frost AM will present a brand new production of Lerner and Loewe’s masterpiece My Fair Lady at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House in 2016, celebrating the iconic musical’s 60th anniversary. My Fair Lady will be directed by world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews with choreography by Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I, South Pacific).

Singin’ in the Rain Cast Announced

The full Australian cast of the splash-hit West End stage production Singin’ in the Rain has been announced. The production will open May 2016 at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, followed by a season from July at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre before touring to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Play Us The Music

As lovers of Musical Theatre, we all have our ideas of the most important person in any production. Coral Drouyn talks to four super talented people, without whom the show couldn’t go on.