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The 60th anniversary of Adelaide Fringe takes place in 2020, from February 14 to March 15,...
Garden of Unearthly Delights - Adelaide Fringe 2020
The Garden of Unearthly Delights is marching into action for the Adelaide Fringe’s...
Red Stitch Season 2020
Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre has announced its 2020 season featuring three world...
Arena Tour for Bat Out Of Hell Musical
Paul Dainty AM, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY has announced that...

Latest Reviews

Brian Thomson’s set and Veronique Bennett’s lighting at the Old Fitz embrace Krapp,...
The Father
IT IS A very brave move for an amateur company to tackle an intense play of this nature,...
Gianni Schicchi
The conniving relatives (pictured) of the dying Gianni Schicchi are like many families...
Puss In Boots
Pantomime season is well and truly upon us, and while there are a few pantos yet to open...

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The Australian Musical: From the Beginning
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How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?
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Keeping Microphones Hidden
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80 Years of History for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
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From Peanut Butter to Stage Design
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Stage Briefs

David Spicer reports. Producers in Sydney are licking their wounds, with a number of shows struggling at the box office. Despite a thunderous opening night ovation and brilliant reviews the latest adult pantomime from Trevor Ashley has had the...
Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage have announced their five show Adelaide Fringe 2020 season, which includes producing collaborations with UK producer Fragility London and Australian producer Big Mood.    First up, direct from an...
The Adelaide Fringe has announced its diamond anniversary ambassadors - Queen of Pop Marcia Hines, genre-bending artist Amanda Palmer and glamazon-drag superhero Fez Faanana. The trio sets the scene for what is anticipated to be a memorable Fringe...

Community Theatre

A TIMELESS classic will be lifted from the page to the stage during November 2019. Adapted by Peter Clapham from Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel, Little Women is being presented by ARENAarts and directed by Christine Ellis at the Roxy...
The November 2019 production at The Guild Theatre is Sufficient Carbohydrate by Dennis Potter. An English businessman and his American counterpart, both employed by the same company, take a holiday with their families on a Greek island. The aim is...
Rockdale Opera Company proudly presents The Gypsy Baron at Rockdale Town Hall for a limited run of four performances from November 9 to 17, 2019. With music by Johann Strauss and libretto by Ignaz Schnitzer, The Gypsy Baron tells the...

Stage Heritage and History

The good thing about searching the internet is you often come across clips from past musicals that you never knew existed. Frequently archival material surfaces from Broadway shows but it’s rare to find anything from an early Australian...
From prisoners to footballers, from gay men in Broome to Muslims in hijabs, Alana Valentine shines a spotlight on communities shattered by flood, train wreck, abuse and injustice. Martin Portus explores Valentine’s forensic approach to...
MARTIN PORTUS profiles LOUIS NOWRA,  the remarkable talent behind the Australian classic Cosi and much more. A writing career seemed unlikely for young Louis Nowra. Raised in a Housing Commission paddock suburb north of Melbourne without any...

Schools on Stage

The Heights School Players (SA). Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove. August 16-18, 2019 “The course of true love never did run smooth.” One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream....
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Original French text byAlain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional Material by James Fenton. Adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Scotch College, Torrens Park, SA. July 26...
By Lionel Bart. Directed by Beth Parkinson. Mazenod College, Lesmurdie, WA. July 20-27, 2019 Mazenod College’s production of Oliver! might almost be described as "Oliver! - The Arena Spectacular". Performed in the round, in...