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Amadeus Streaming Free - National Theatre at Home

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, streaming until July 23, 2020.

Music. Power. Jealousy. Welcome to Vienna. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.

Come From Away 2021 Sydney Season Announced

Producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions are pleased to announce the rescheduled dates for the Sydney season of Come From Away. The Tony® and Olivier award-winning musical will commence performances at the Capitol Theatre from Thursday 3 June, 2021.

A Digital Evening with Todd McKenney at Riverside Theatres

Riverside Theatres Digital is back with An Evening with Todd McKenney

On Sunday July 26th, Riverside Theatres Digital is thrilled to launch its second digital concert series with award winning performer Todd McKenney.  An Evening with Todd McKenney will stream to audiences’ homes in a one-show only live performance direct from the Riverside Theatres stage in Parramatta.

A Group Where We All Pretend To Be Rehearsing For The Same Performance.

Almost twenty thousand frustrated thespians have joined a facebook group where they have been pretending to be rehearsing for the same performance.

The social media page was set up by actor Jack Mcgirr as “a space to be entertaining and a laugh for fellow actors dealing with covid-19.”

The huge numbers have proved a handful to administer with Mcgirr deleting posts containing swearing, politics and links to promotions.

More on the politics later – but first here are the posts most enjoyed by our correspondent Peter Novakovich.

 

The Deep Blue Sea Streaming Free - National Theatre at Home

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is The Deep Blue Sea by Terrence Rattigan, streaming until July 16, 2020.

A brutal sense of loss and longing burns. Terence Rattigan’s devastating post-war masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer and Tom Burke is Freddie Page.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

Michael Falzon Farewell

Michael Falzon has been given a spectacular show business farewell with songs and tributes from family, friends and colleagues.

The much loved 48-year old tenor and producer died in June of a rare form of cancer.

A memorial service was streamed live from Sydney's Coliseum Theatre (Friday July 10) with a full orchestra.

Les Blancs Streaming Free - National Theatre at Home

National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is Les Blancs by Lorraine Hansberry, streaming until 7pm UK time on Thursday 9 July 2020.

An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.

A work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution. Les Blancs was filmed for the National Theatre Archive in 2016.

Me & My Shadow to Reopen Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide based children’s theatre company Patch Theatre will head back to the theatre for the first time since lockdown, raising the curtain on its multi-award-winning production Me & My Shadow.  

The Credeaux Canvas: Live Theatre Returns to Sydney

Lambert House Enterprises is presenting Sydney’s first play after lockdown, a season of Keith Bunin’s play The Credeaux Canvas at El Rocco Café and Theatre, Kings Cross from Thursday July 23rd.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JULY / SEPTEMBER 2020 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

7 Stages of Lockdown

How theatres have engaged us during the pandemic

Hamilton Leads Screen Bonanza

Will streamed theatre boost live audiences?

Can Clean Theatres Save The Entertainment Industry?

How theatres will need to adapt to be safe and viable

Ghosts of Theatre Past

The stories behind theatre superstitions

Love in Lockdown