Tony Winner Alan Cumming to Direct Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021

Adelaide Festival Centre has announced acclaimed cabaret and all-round performer, writer and social activist Alan Cumming as the Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021. 

Alan Cumming will be the first-ever international Artistic Director in the festival’s history when Adelaide Cabaret Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary next year.  

His appointment was announced on the final night of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020: Bite-Sized & Home Delivered, the online offering in place of the 2020 festival.

Small Island Streaming Free - National Theatre at Home

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is Small Island, streaming until June 25, 2020.

Embark on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, from the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, in this moving stage adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel.

Venue Restrictions Eased

The ghost lights might be switched off sooner than expected in Australia's theatres, with news that the limit of 100 people on indoor gatherings will be scrapped.

Under changes announced today (June 12) by the Prime Minister, venues will still be required "sometime during July" to allow for four square metres of space per person, under revised guidelines for the Coronavirus pandemic.

Outdoor venues - such as a football ground - will be allowed to host up to 10,000 people in a 40,000 seat venue.

Watch The Madness of George III FREE

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is Nottingham Playhouse’s The Madness of George III

Watch Mark Gatiss (Dracula, Sherlock) as George III in Nottingham Playhouse’s ‘spellbinding’ ★★★★★(The Telegraph) play examining the fine line between a king and a man.

1788. King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But with his mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and a scheming prince threaten to undermine the power of the crown.

Reservoir Room Blasts Off.

A new digital performance space is launching this weekend (June 5-6). The Reservoir Room is the baby of cabaret performer Catherine Alcorn. Ahead of its launch. She spoke to David Spicer.

How much work have you lost due to COVID-19?

I have lost everything. Every booking, every pencil date, every proposed tour well into 2021 and 2022. Mine is, unfortunately, not an uncommon story. 

Are you a JobKeeper and if not how are you making ends meet?

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 Kicks Off Online

Cabaret stars from across Australia and around the world will mark Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s 20th anniversary with online celebrations starting tonight (June 5) until June 20, 2020.

National Theatre At Home - Coriolanus - FREE Online

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus.

Watch Tom Hiddleston (Betrayal, The Avengers, The Night Manager) play Coriolanus in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, directed by Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots).

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.

Isolating Like A Rock Star or Musical Theatre Producer?

Oliver Alkhair from Brent Street Agency isn’t taking Iso laying down!  Natalie De Sousa reports.

Opera Australia Now Streaming 5 FREE Operas and More

Opera Australia has continued to add new videos each week to their free online streaming service — OA | TV: Opera Australia on Demand — with 17 videos now waiting for you to view. 

Bat Out Of Hell Rescheduled for 2021

TEG Dainty have to announced the rescheduled dates for Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Rock Musical.  TheArena Rock Musical, featuring an international cast, scheduled to take place this June will now tour Australia in May 2021. 

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