Arthur Pickering remembers a beloved stalwart of Sydney community musical theatre.
The last show at the old Capitol Theatre, and the first Bankstown Theatrical Society show I saw, was Brigadoon in 1969. This was also the first time I saw a performance by the unforgettable Margaret Thomson. Little did I realize that over the next fifty years Margaret would often reappear in my life, both as a performer and as a dear friend.
With the current COVID-19 restrictions continuing STAG (Shepparton Theatre Arts Group) is finding ways to connect with its members in new and different ways. They have decided to run a Mid-COVID Nights Play Reading via Zoom.
SINISTER undercurrents and gothic themes flow throughout Harbour Theatre’s September 2020 production in Fremantle WA, as part of a dark coming-of-age story.
Based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist and adapted for stage by Jack Thorne, Let The Right One In focuses on the bullied teenage boy Oskar who finds a friend in Eli, after she moves in next door.
GET ready to laugh, sigh and cry a little as four retired opera singers take you into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality in September 2020.
Written by Ronald Harwood and directed by Gwen Browning at Limelight Theatre WA, Quartet is set in an aged care home with Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred ready to celebrate Verdi’s birthday with an annual concert.
Reggie’s ex-wife Jean arrives and upsets the balance, continuing to act like a diva and refusing to sing – but the show must go on.
The Adelaide Rep has been producing quality theatre for over 100 years and lay claim to being the oldest surviving theatre company in the Southern hemisphere. They have survived two world wars, the depression and the ‘recession we had to have’. Unfortunately, COVID-19 got the better of them and they have had to close the theatre for 2020.
Music Theatre International, Australasia has tools for community theatres and schools to stay connected with their cast during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nikol McKail reports.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our usual way of doing things has been uprooted with the new practices of quarantine and social distancing. Public spaces have either shut down or restricted contact, non-essential employees have moved to work remotely, and students everywhere are regularly taking their classes online.