Castle Hill Players begin their 2020 season with The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, playing from January 31 to February 22. You may know the story but you’ve never experienced it like this! Noah Smith’s intimate adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic blends drama and horror to create a unique, spine-chilling night of theatre.
Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but this show (which has become a cult classic) contains all 37 of his plays – plus his sonnets - in just 97 minutes!
Described by the Los Angeles Herald as “Shakespeare written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python and performed at the speed of the minute waltz”, thisbinge of Bard - coming to Sydney’s North Shore courtesy of Lane Cove Theatre Company - is part parody, part tribute, part party trick!
The Koorliny Arts Centre was the big winner of the 45th annual Robert Finley Awards held at Perth’s State Theatre Centre on January 18, taking out six categories including Best Musical for The Boy From Oz (pictured left).
The awards are run by the Independent Theatre Association, with judges travelling around Western Australia to adjudicate on community independent and school theatre.
Two of the adjudicators Kent Acott and Lyn Hutcheon were honoured with life membership.
STIRLING Theatre (WA) is starting its 50th year in 2020 with a farewell performance, as seen in the play The Actress, with a famous stage performer deciding to retire.
Written by Peter Quilter and directed by Carryn McLean, the touching comedy is set in a dressing room with the family of Lydia Martin – including her ex-husband, theatre colleagues and fiancé – wanting to wish her well.
Shannon O’Connell previews Campbelltown Theatre Group’s November 2019 production of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal.
As a lover of theatre, especially musicals, my favourite shows are the ones that have a clever story line with complex characters, are brave in the themes and issues they explore, have a musical score you can fall in love with and most of all, make you feel something.