Theatre & Performance

Online Theatre Makes Gains For Charity

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Australia’s Lambert House Enterprise is set to perform Nick Enright’s play St James Infirmary via Zoom in the coming fortnight. The production is offering all proceeds to the Actors Benevolent Fund who boost the wellbeing of performers.  For lead actress Rachel Marley, this play is an opportunity to work with fellow actors […]

Bell Shakespeare receives $3 million for new studio

By Elysia Cook The Neilson Foundation has gifted Bell Shakespeare $3 million to go towards its new flexible studio and theatre space. It's the largest single donation in Bell Shakespeare’s history. Bell Shakespeare is set to relocate to Pier ⅔ as part of the NSW Government’s Walsh Bay Arts and Cultural Precinct. The Neilson Nutshell, […]

REVIEW: Once – The Musical

The Irish romantic movie Once (2007) spawned an award-winning theatrical musical with productions staged in many countries including America and the UK. The Darlinghurst Theatre Company production in Sydney was a critical and box office success when it played at the Eternity Playhouse in 2019 and now, that success should justifiably be replicated. The simplistic […]

Sydney Choreographic Centre Finds New Home In Alexandria

By Tessa Pelle After searching for the perfect home, The Sydney Choreographic Centre (SCC) has opened the doors to its new studio in Alexandria. Francesco Ventriglia is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Sydney Choreographic Centre. He says the centre was in need of a permanent home to nurture and inspire dance artists. “Initially […]

Lighting The Way For Aspiring Dancers: An Unmissable 3-Day Workshop

The spectacular Light The Way Dance Convention is set to hit the stage in August this year and all budding dancers are urged to grab themselves a ticket. The convention will bring together some of the biggest names in the industry to teach a 3-day intensive of musical theatre, dance master classes and on-stage performances. […]

White Pearl: back on stage at STC

Following its success in 2019, Anchuli Felicia King’s black comedy, White Pearl will be shown at the Sydney Theatre from late July to September.  Identifying Singapore’s colonial past, the play effectively explores the cosmetic industry through its fictional beauty company Clear Skin, a manufacturer of a popular skin whitening cream.  Six distinctive Asian identities, performed […]

REVIEW: The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black is a gothic mystery thriller set in and around a haunted house in the early 20th century. It is not the usual fare for the Ensemble Theatre where playwrights Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon have always been the popular choice. Director of the Ensemble and of this play, Mark […]

What’s happened to our independent theatre makers?

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s been over a year since independent theatre companies had to close their doors for the first time. After the stickiness of job loss dried up, it seems we almost stopped talking about the struggles of Sydney's smaller creatives.  Perhaps we forgot the 12% job loss that occurred between March and September […]

You’re Not Special

A win-win: forget the grim realities of lockdown and support the hard-hit theatre industry with Sam O’Sullivan’s You’re Not Special! Critical Stages Touring have come up with the perfect remedy for your lockdown blues, offering a free screening of the critically acclaimed You’re Not Special! The season hit Kings Cross Theatre for the first time in […]

Out Of Africa

Tarisai Vushe is the Zimbabwean-born, singer-actor, and psychologist, who first became familiar to Australians as a 20 year old in 2007 when she stunned audiences with powerful performances covering Whitney Houston, and Tina Turner on reality TV; Tarisai has been a powerhouse ever since.  From 2013 to 2016, Tarisai performed not one but three pivotal roles in Disney’s, The Lion King before thrusting herself into the Nelson Mandela Musical, Madiba from 2018-19 as a […]