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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Resume Performances 25 February 2021

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will resume performances on 25th February 2021, after a hiatus of 49 weeks. The production suspended a record-breaking run at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre after public health measures were imposed by the government due to COVID 19.

A Zoom with a View

Image: A Pox on Both Your Houses - NIDA

Live performance didn't disappear in March 2020. Instead, innovative theatre practitioners have stretched new boundaries on-line. Patricia Di Risio celebrates some of the best digital theatre productions created this year.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: DECEMBER 2020 - FEBRUARY 2021 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Frozen's Snow Men

Meet the Hot Snowman, Wicked Prince and Iceman

Does Sport Score on Stage?

Hits, misses and a new play about Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Kate’s Joy, Magic and Darkness

Playwright and actor Kate Mulvany on her remarkable career

Waiting in the Wings

Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Image: Kate Foy with the ABF Committee. Photographer: Ken Santos.

Lyrebird Restaurant, QPAC, 4 December 2020

This year’s Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to actor Kate Foy, or as she is known on stage, Kate Wilson. Wilson has enjoyed a major career as an actor working in theatre in Queensland for La Boite, Twelfth Night, Metro Arts, but mostly Queensland Theatre, where she has appeared in 33 productions as well as writing, directing and teaching for the company.

One Company, Ten Fringe Shows

Ten shows and a hundred performances in a month: from the family-friendly Disney Delights to the distinctly adults-only Pretending Things are a Cock, Preachrs Podcast OnLine and OnStage are presenting a diverse range of live performance at the Adelaide Fringe in 2021. Company founder and lead producer Benjamin Maio Mackay talked to our SA correspondent, Mark Wickett.

Griffin Season 2021

Griffin Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Declan Green has announced the company’s 2021 season.

“When I started as Artistic Director, I imagined I’d introduce you to my first season while bragging about all Griffin’s triumphs during 2020,” Green said. “Flash forward 12 months, and I’m just happy I’m not announcing the theatre was recently eaten by locusts. 

“But—we made it!

La Boite Launches Act 1 Season for 2021

Image: Bigger & Blacker: Dylan Evans Photography

Brisbane’s La Boite returns in 2021 with provocative and diverse new works, a fresh season framework and a new membership model.

MTC Returns – Act 1 Program

After 10 and a half months off-stage, Melbourne Theatre Company will reopen on 29 January 2021 with Act 1 of its year in two acts, the return of its signature programs and the launch of MTC Digital Theatre. 

2021 Adelaide Festival Gives Life Support of the Best Kind

70 events, 10 world premieres, 14 Australian premieres, 18 events exclusive to Adelaide over 17 beautiful days and nights

The 2021 Adelaide Festival program, prepared over this past turbulent year under ever-changing circumstances, may just turn out to be one of the most necessary – and memorable.

Launched on Thursday 3 December at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the 36th Adelaide Festival offers a total of 70 events in theatre, music, opera, dance, film, food and visual arts.

RENT at Sydney Opera House - Full Cast

Tim Omaji, popularly known as Timomatic, and Robert Tripolino join previously announced cast Callum Francis (Kinky Boots) and Seann Miley Moore (UK X Factor) in the brand new Australian production of RENT. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Jonathan Larson’s multiple Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning sensation will be coming to the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre from 27 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

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