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‘Come From Away’ Re-Opening

The show that has been enchanting audiences finally reopens in Sydney now that the COVID-19 lockdown has been lifted. This musical is based around the events which followed 9/11 when 38 passenger jets on their way across the Atlantic on September 11 were diverted, to a small Canadian town on the Island of Newfoundland called […]

Darlinghurst Theatre unveils new Artistic Director as 30th anniversary approaches

BY TESSA PELLE Darlinghurst Theatre has promoted former Co-Artistic Director Amylia Harris to sole Artistic Director as the company restructures ahead of its 30th anniversary. Previous Co-Artistic Director and founding CEO Glen Terry will be taking on the newly created role of Executive Director as he announces plans for early retirement, labelling Harris as his […]

Major Theatre Returns For Fully Vaccinated

Worldwide smash hit Come From Away is set to return to the Capitol Theatre stage this October for fully vaccinated patrons. The musical, which had originally opened on June 10, was quickly forced to put their production on pause when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced just two weeks later. As the show now prepares for reopening producer Rodney […]

All Aboard The Soul Express with Laura Zarb

By Elysia Cook All-rounded talent and proud Inner Westie Laura Zarb has proven she can do it all, taking the leap from singer to writer, producer and lead in her first and very own cabaret, The Soul Express. Zarb told the Inner West Independent that she had always wanted to do more with her performances, especially […]

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, […]

Sydney Fringe Festival Cancelled, Again

By Rida Babar Following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, the Sydney Fringe Festival has cancelled its 2021 season – but there’s a bright side for those still wanting to enjoy some festival favourites. Renowned for being the state’s largest independent arts festival, the Sydney Fringe will be missed by Sydneysiders […]

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 […]

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 […]