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Dubbo Championship Wrestling Blends Musical Theatre With Wrestling

The adrenaline filled, rough & tumble world of professional wrestling wouldn't typically by the first thing to spring to to mind when you think musical theatre. However, according to the creators of Dubbo Championship Wrestling at the Hayes Theatre there are far more similarities than you may realise. Speaking to City Hub recently writer  Daniel […]

AFL meets queer romance in ‘Become The One’

By Shon Ho. AFL meets queer romance in Lab Kelpie’s production of Become The One at Riverside Theatres. Written by Adam Fawcett and directed by Lyall Brooks, the play examines toxic masculinity and identity against the backdrop of footy. Noah and Tom are opposites. Blokey Tom, a high profile closeted AFL player, nearing the end […]

We Will Rock You

Queen fans get ready to rock as this phenomenally successful musical returns to the Riverside Theatre! We Will Rock You is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton and has thrilled over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries since 2002. Emma Mylott, who plays the role of Oz, has been […]

REVIEW: Welcome To The Masque

Welcome To The Masque, a performance starring award-winning actress Genevieve Lemon and legendary composer and musical director Max Lambert streamed live from Riverside Theatres this past Sunday. In compliance with government imposed COVID-19 restrictions, the show streamed live on YouTube from the theatre. Genevieve performed a number of songs by the likes of Joni Mitchell […]

REVIEW: Come Dance and Sing with Jay and Friends

Come Dance and Sing with Jay and Friends is a live streaming children’s show from the wonderful Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, the second in their digital concert series. Streamed live on Sunday, Aug 9 the show is all about going on an adventure, using your imagination and singing your favourite nursery rhymes and nursery songs. Featuring […]

Spice Night

Presented as part of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, Riverside Theatres in Parramatta will host Spice Night, an evening of stand-up comedy direct from four of Asia’s only out and proud comedians. Spice Night producer Toby Sullivan speaks of the political and social importance of a unique show like this one, saying, “It […]

Still Life With Chickens

This show has a crazy premise, involving a woman who develops a relationship with a chicken who somehow teaches her life lessons. Renowned New Zealand/Samoan actress Goretti Chadwick (Mama) features in the Kiwi award-winning show, Still Life With Chickens, making its one Australian stop at the Riverside Theatre.  From Auckland Theatre Company, Still Life With […]

Girl In The Machine

We’re living in a time where the concepts and themes in series such as Black Mirror seem to be becoming more and more real and tangible. The line between us and technology is getting shorter. Playwright Stef Smith’s Girl In The Machine is being brought to Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre this month, directed by two-time Sydney […]

The Girl / The Woman

Presented by Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta, The Girl / The Woman is a collision of comedy, drama, language and movement. Wildly theatrical, different and experimental in form, it is of this world and a lot of fun without being afraid to go into deeper conversations. Written by playwright, stage and screen star Aanisa Vylet who […]

Powerhouse plans unplugged

BY JOHN MOYLE Last week saw the usually soporific scenes in the the NSW Legislative Council take a turn towards high drama when a government member crossed the floor to help deliver the Greens and Labor a win in the Powerhouse Museum relocation saga. When NSW Liberal Legislative Council member Matthew Mason-Cox took his upper […]