Theatre

Theatre Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong takes “the show must go on” quite literally (Sydney Lyric to 3rd March)

February 15, 2019

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society have returned to Sydney, which may be a surprise to some considering the rather disastrous turn of events in their last production, The Murder at Haversham Manor. Now, they’re back thanks to a sizeable donation from the Uncle of one of the cast members, Max, and here to present their […]

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Theatre review: Jesus Christ Superstar was an electric & biblical performance in more ways than one (Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre until 23 February)

February 9, 2019

A weather report can be a clichéd way to open a review. But when it’s opening night of Jesus Christ Superstar and it has rained to biblical proportions, what do you do? You can sing, “Christ you know it ain’t easy” or tell people that Parramatta has been turned into a scene from Noah’s ark, […]

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Five shows not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 5, 2019

This year, like any other, sees the Adelaide Fringe Festival produce some of the most worthwhile shows to go see all year,. So many in fact, it’s hard to know where to begin! But we have found you the five shows you’ll not want to miss, when the festival takes over the South Australian city […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Counting and Cracking is a highly important celebration of culture

January 23, 2019

Counting and Cracking was Belvoir and Sydney Festival’s lead production for 2019, launching with much fervour and excited rumour. A stadium worthy theatre piece purpose-built into Sydney Town Hall. A global casting call for 17 performers playing over 50 characters. Five languages on stage. A Sri Lankan meal awaiting each audience member as they arrive. […]

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Theatre Review: Brett & Wendy…A Love Story Bound By Art is both visually arresting & a restless drama (Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre until 27 January)

January 20, 2019

It should come as no shock that a theatre show about one of our nation’s greatest artists looks fabulous. The world premiere of Brett & Wendy…A Love Story Bound By Art is one vivid and lyrical look at two creative tour de forces. This production is an ambitious one that covers a lot in its […]

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Theatre Review: In The Heights had us singing and dancing in the street (Sydney Opera House until 20 January)

January 18, 2019

They say you should write about what you know. You get the sense that Lin-Manuel Miranda did just that with In The Heights. This musical is the first one that the Hamilton creator ever wrote. It’s also a love letter to his loud and proud Puerto Rican heritage and the colourful people from his neighbourhood, […]

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Theatre Review: Blanc de Blanc Encore is Strut & Fret’s most immersive production yet

January 17, 2019

Production house Strut & Fret are now welcomed regulars around the Sydney Opera House, enjoying a strong reputation thanks to exciting past productions like Blanc de Blanc and Limbo Unhinged. It’s almost a given now that the masterminds behind these finessed circus cabaret shows will be back each year with another exhilarating project, and for […]

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Theatre Review: Journey back down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland (Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne)

January 13, 2019

Alice in Wonderland is a timeless story explored through multiple media forms every year and in 2019 has been bought to the stage. The family story is one full of magic and wonder and never fails to attract an audience of fans and newcomers alike, which is what makes Lewis Carroll‘s story a classic. This […]

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Theatre Review: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (in Sydney until May 2019) was absolutely, positively scrumdiddlyumptious!

January 12, 2019

It didn’t matter if you were six, one hundred and six, or somewhere in between. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory made us all act like little kids in a candy shop. This was a joyous musical based on the beloved Roald Dahl book and one that successfully straddles the lines between lightness and darkness. It […]

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Photo Gallery: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Australian Premiere at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney (11.01.19)

January 11, 2019

Celebrities walked the purple carpet tonight for the Australian premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical playing now at the Capitol Theatre until May 19th. Nathan Atkins was on the carpet to capture all the fun on Opening Night:

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Photo Gallery: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre until May 19th

January 11, 2019

Now playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, is the new theatrical production of the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Nathan Atkins went along to capture the cast in action to give you a state of what to expect from the show. Tickets are on sale now HERE, with performances until 19th May 2019.

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How to get $40 tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne

January 9, 2019

Harry Potter Fanatics and cheap theatre ticket chasers assemble! As the Potterites amongst you are likely already aware, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to finally arrive in Melbourne, with the first preview performances taking place next week. Whilst the price of the show (especially the need to attend two performances) may be […]

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Theatre Review: The hilarious Peter Pan Goes Wrong hits Melbourne in time for Christmas

December 23, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, an evening at the theatre is one of those quintessential traditions that many people venture on in order to elevate their festive spirits. Arguably, one tale in particular that seems reminiscent of the Christmas period is that of Peter Pan. Set in hibernal London during the winter, with messages […]

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Theatre Review: Evita – Arts Centre Melbourne (Performances to 23rd February)

December 19, 2018

The opening night of Evita was met with praise and applause as Tina Arena took to the stage in her starring role as Eva Perón. Adapting her wonderful pop vocals to such an iconic role would of been a challenge for the most seasoned performer, however Arena carried herself with poise and grace and pulled […]

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David Bowie’s Lazarus musical coming to Melbourne in May 2019

December 18, 2018

In a thrilling announcement, The Production Company have spilled that they are bringing David Bowie’s Lazarus musical to life on stage in Melbourne, May 2019. Lazarus was David Bowie’s final project, first seen on stage in New York in late 2015 and London in 2016, before his tragic passing. Premiering for the first time in Australia, it will be […]

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Interview: Stephen Lopez talks about dancing up a storm in the salsa musical In The Heights at Sydney Festival

December 17, 2018

Melbournian actor, Stephen Lopez played Usnavi De La Vega in the debut Australian production of In The Heights in Melbourne in 2015. The show, a quadruple Tony award-winning work, written by Hamilton creator and Moana composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a modern summer musical boasting hot, Latino rhythms. A return staging of the show will be hitting the Sydney […]

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Theatre Review: The Climbing Tree shows some teenagers grappling with growing pains as they traverse the great divide

November 26, 2018

When you’re a teenager you often feel like the world is against you. You’re too mature to be a child but not yet independent enough to be an adult. This is often a period associated with angst and growing pains. The Climbing Tree examines these existential problems while framing them around a nation’s past and […]

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Theatre Review: Vena Cava’s Baal is ambitious student theatre at its strongest

November 12, 2018

It’s been a century since Bertolt Brecht first wrote Baal, but there remains an undeniable timeliness to this tale of artistry, alcohol, and just how much of each excuses the fact that you’re an outrageous asshole. As a character, Baal embodies the romantic, tortured artist, trying vainly to remain frustratingly aloof from the consequences of […]

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Theatre Review: Madiba celebrates South Africa’s complicated history and a world beyond black and white

November 3, 2018

History is a complex beast and this is certainly apparent in Madiba. This musical weaves together the late Nelson Mandela’s story and the history of South Africa’s apartheid. The show is ambitious and tries to cover a lot in its two-hour runtime. This is a celebration of the long road to freedom for Mandela and […]

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Nine shows not to miss at the Sydney Festival in 2019

October 30, 2018

Every January, Sydney Festival helps kick off the new year with a massive cultural celebration, and 2019 is looking to be no different. The 2019 instalment of the festival includes eighteen world premieres, five Australian premieres, and eight Australian exclusives, and features a programme which runs the gamut of cutting edge contemporary theatre, visual arts and […]

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