Stage Briefs

The 91-Storey Treehouse for Adelaide in September

Andy and Terry are back to face their biggest challenge yet when the stage adaptation of The 91-Storey Treehouse plays in the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre from 28 September to October 2, 2020, for te

Antipodes Theatre Company Presents Bumpwell Manor

Antipodes Theatre Company (ATC) has announced casting for Don Winsor’s Bumpwell Manor. Part of ATC’s Ricochet Reading Series, the online reading will be streamed live to the ATC Facebook Page on Monday, 17th August at 7:00pm. The video will remain available for one week.

New Theatre to Reopen with Neighbourhood Watch

New Theatre in Newtown, NSW, will reopen its doors to audiences from Tuesday 8 September, with COVID-safe restrictions in place and subject to government directives regarding public gatherings.

Australian Premiere of Lost Tennessee Williams Play

A TENNESSEE Williams play lost for 60 years will make its Australian premiere at the Last Drop Canning Vale, Western Australia during September 2020.

Opera Australia Now Streaming War and Peace

In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened in spectacular fashion with Prokofiev's epic operatic adaption of War and Peace.

The production marked Opera Australia’s first performance in the iconic building.

New Cellist for Australian String Quartet

The Australian String Quartet announces that cellist Sharon Grigoryan will step down at the end of 2020 and cellist Michael Dahlenburg will join the quartet.

Phantom Closes on West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber has contradicted Cameron Mackintosh over the future of his hit musical The Phantom of the Opera insisting that it will re-open.

Producer Cameron Mackintosh this week announced that the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera is 'permanently shut' ending the 34-year-run for the blockbuster musical.

The musical closed in March with Australian Josh Piterman in the lead role.

Friends! The Musical Parody Confirms New Tour Dates

The Australian tour of Friends! The Musical Parody is being re-scheduled. Due to government restrictions still in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Friends! The Musical Parody national tour will open in Melbourne in November, followed by seasons in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. Current ticket holders will be contacted by their ticket agent or venue to change the date of their performance.

Not All Theatre Has Stopped During COVID

MYP Youth Productions Inc finds a way during COVID, to give 16 young talented performers the opportunity to perform in the Victorian Premiere - The BIG ONE-OH !


World Premiere of Boy Swallows Universe Postponed

While Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival remain committed to developing the brand-new Australian theatre work, Boy Swallows Universe, in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), they have announced that they are unable to present this new work in 2020, as initially programmed.

Boy Swallows Universe will instead make its world premiere during Brisbane Festival 2021.