Griffin Appoints New Artistic Director

Griffin Theatre Company has announced playwright, director and dramaturg Declan Greene as the next Artistic Director of the Company.   

Aussie’s Return After Wowing West End

Fresh from a prestigious Olivier Award nomination in London, Bernadette Robinson is returning to Australia for a new tour of her one woman show Songs for Nobodies, written by Joanna Murray-Smith, in which she portrays five ordinary women, the “Nobodies” of the title, and the iconic vocalists (Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Patsy Cline, Billie Holliday and Maria Callas) who inspired them. Bill Stephens reports.

Adelaide Fringe 2020 Program

The 60th anniversary of Adelaide Fringe takes place in 2020, from February 14 to March 15, featuring 1210 events, with more than 7000 artists and 361 venues set to take part.

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said the substantial growth this festival has seen in the last 60 years has solidified its place as the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

Elton John visits Billy Elliot in Sydney.

The cast of Billy Elliot the Musical were surprised with a very special guest in the house tonight at the Sydney Lyric, Sir Elton John.

Elton, who wrote the music for the show and his husband David Furnish, who is an Executive Producer, slipped into the Sydney Lyric theatre on Thursday November 28 to enjoy the Australian production  

Elton joined the cast on stage for the curtain call with the crowd erupting into thunderous applause and going wild with excitement!

Garden of Unearthly Delights - Adelaide Fringe 2020

The Garden of Unearthly Delights is marching into action for the Adelaide Fringe’s 60th year, with a host of local, national and international acts.

In 2020, The Garden will host around 112 shows across 17 venues with a program full of comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, interactive spaces, music, magic and more.

Red Stitch Season 2020

Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre has announced its 2020 season featuring three world premiere productions - all developed at Red Stitch - two Australian premieres and the Victorian debut of two new plays.

Arena Tour for Bat Out Of Hell Musical

Paul Dainty AM, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY has announced that the arena rock musical, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell will tour Australia in June 2020!

2019 APDG Awards Nominees

The APDG Awards is an annual event that gathers the work of design professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries, to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over. The awards recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in design. 

Anthony Warlow Returns To The Secret Garden

Production cancelled - full details

Anthony Warlow will revisit one of his most acclaimed roles, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, in the 25th anniversary production which will open at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2020. Tickets for the Sydney season are on sale from Friday 29 November.

Packer and Sons

Ahead of the opening of Packer and Sons at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre, David Spicer spoke to the playwright Tommy Murphy.

David Spicer: Let’s start at the beginning. Did the Packer dynasty really begin with a bet at the racecourse?

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