One of my new year resolutions — and one I intend to keep — is to revitalise this personal website ShentonStage as my primary editorial home this year.
Set to dazzle and divert, the Broadway revival of Chicago returns for its third Melbourne sentence with as sexy and sinewy a company of dancers as could possibly be wished for.
In a production as spectacularly staged as it is intelligently conceived, Faust is another mighty achievement from Opera Australia, demonstrating the full extent of their resources to sterling effect.
e-baby, Jane Cafarella’s 2015 comedy-drama about surrogacy, gets its UK premiere in a brand-new production at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre. Presented by Aequitas Theatre, it runs from 19 to 30 November 2019.
Well worth the 25 year wait, this was the Moment, not just for Anthony Warlow to actually play Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on stage, but also for Australia to finally see a professional production of Jekyll and Hyde.
As The Kindling Collective’s new production of Andrew Bovell’s When The Rain Stops Falling takes to the Lion and Unicorn Theatre stage, we take a peek at some exclusive videos from rehearsals to get a feeling for what to expect from this physical show. Book you tickets now!
Andrew Bovell’s award-winning, world-covering, generation-spanning, time-leaping drama, When The Rain Stops Falling is to receive a revival at London’s Lion and Unicorn Theatre later this month, when Kindling Collective returns the play to the stage. Book you tickets now!
Brilliantly bolstered and boosted, Stanton Welch’s new Sylvia enlivens and enhances the 1876 original for an evening of pure theatrical enchantment.
One of the most iconic musicals of all time, this West Side Story is an explosion of colour and culture clashes which immerses all your senses at the Sydney Opera House. This heart wrenching tale of lovers from two sides is a rollercoaster journey, taking its audience through every emotion.
Whoopee baby! Thoroughly Modern Millie returns in a splashy, starry staging that distils the very essence of musical comedy into an evening of unabashed joy.
Offering the pure joy of musical theatre at its unadulterated best, Come from Away is a breathless celebration of the finest qualities of humanity.
Storm Boy is theatre for children and yet it is not children’s theatre. As memorable family entertainment it is very hard to beat, with the additional benefit of possibly inspiring follow-up conversations on deeper issues.
How did real life tragedy spark a new 21st century, social media-embracing adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, now with added brackets, Much Ado About Not(h)ing? Creator Kelly Wilson tells us all about it. Book your tickets now!
“It’s Shakespeare but not as you imagine Shakespeare to be.” So say the cast of Much Ado About Not(h)ing, the new staging of The Bard’s comedy which brings the action into the world of social media and encourages audiences to leave their phones on. Watch them talking about the production, then book your tickets!
A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous comedy, updating the Bard’s tale for an era of social media, Much Ado About Not(h)ing, comes to the Cockpit Theatre later this month. Get your smartphones ready and book your tickets now!
The Australian Ballet heads straight back down the rabbit hole, returning award-winning 2017 hit Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to the Melbourne stage for a very welcome encore season.
“I left feeling elated” and “I can’t remember when I last laughed so much” are just a couple of the glowing audience responses to hit cabaret about lady parts, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva. Take a look at the glowing feedback from fans of the show, then rush to book your tickets.
“Watch the feather duster!” That’s the ambiguous advice from director Penelope Chater, whose production, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, arrives at the Bread and Roses Theatre next week. Watch her interview, then book your tickets!
Why did entertainer and somatic sexologist Laura-Doe Harris begin performing her international hit cabaret about female sexuality, what are the myths she’s still trying to dispel and how did a call from her Mum spark her imagination? Discover this and more in her interview about Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, then book your tickets!
Lazarus is unlikely to appeal to lovers of traditional musical theatre, but for those seeking theatre with an edge the production more than lives up to its tantalising promise.