Week One of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Israel, Turkey and your local pub, care of Einat Weizman (and Palestinian political prisoners), Melis Aker and Stewart Pringle. We caught up with each of them in the first of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Electra, Orestes and their tragic family take to the stage from tonight (11 June 2019) at London’s Bunker Theatre, with Exchange Theatre’s tenth-anniversary revival of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies. Meet them all with our gallery of character portraits. Time to get booking!
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.
Sonia Friedman Productions is celebrating after the Broadway transfers of The Ferryman and Ink garnered six wins at the 2019 Tony Awards, while the National Theatre had plenty to be happy about following Bryan Cranston being named Best Leading Actor in a Play for Network and Hadestown (which finished a run at the National in January this year) scooping eight awards.
Lunatic 19s – A Deportational Road Trip, the new play from young American playwright Tegan McLeod will have its world premiere at Finborough Theatre next month. Time to book your tickets!
The 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme has been launched, featuring a diverse selection of work from the worlds of theatre, dance, circus, physical theatre, comedy, music, musicals and opera, cabaret and variety, children’s shows, spoken word, free shows, exhibitions and events.
We’re counting down to the tenth-anniversary return of Exchange Theatre’s bi-lingual production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies. What has influenced the set design for Jean-Paul Sartre’s political classic? How have the cast been getting on in rehearsals? Check out our behind-the-scenes photos galleries – and then get booking!
Exchange Theatre first staged their production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies in 2009 in the wake of the Iraq War and lies around Weapons of Mass Destruction. A decade later, how much (more) relevant is it? Watch our series of behind-the-scenes videos as the bi-lingual company prepare for this timely, tenth-anniversary revival. Time to get booking!
Multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary Exchange Theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary next month with a revival of their inaugural hit, Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies, performed in both English and French. Casting is now announced, including Meena Rayann, best known for her appearances in Game of Thrones.
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.
Intelligently conceived and handsomely staged, David McVicar’s production of Così fan tutte matches elegance and wit with the simple pleasure of Mozart’s heavenly music.
Verdi’s richly melodious tragedy glistens again as Opera Australia returns its much loved Moshinsky staging of Rigoletto to the Melbourne stage.
The Cervantes Theatre’s headlines its third New Spanish Playwriting season with the full UK and English-language premiere of Denise Despeyroux’s one-woman show The Reality, which had a dramatised reading at the theatre last year.
Given the resources regularly lavished on revivals of international classic plays, this season of modern Australian classic Così is as welcome as it is deserving.
An all too rare independent musical theatre production, the new Australian staging of Barnum sees Todd McKenney embrace the chance to play iconic huckster P. T. Barnum.
Sam Mendes’ Olivier Award-winning production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman received equal top billing at this week’s Tony Awards 2019 nominations announcement alongside the hit Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The productions both have nine nods including ones for Ferryman actors Paddy Considine (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play), Fionnula Flanagan and Laura Donnelly. The …
Opera Australia complements their dazzling new outdoor production of West Side Story in Sydney with the return of this traditional staging to Melbourne, differentiating the casting by showcasing a new generation of fresh young triple threats in this (indoor) Australian tour.
Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, internationally renowned designer Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up London with his stunning new creation, Fashion Freak Show.
Imaginatively conceived, ingeniously written and lavishly produced Muriel’s Wedding is surely the most impressive original musical ever created in Australia. Brimming with imagination, inspiration and joy, Muriel’s Wedding is compulsory viewing for all lovers of musical theatre.
A brilliant choice for the first musical to be presented as the annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, West Side Story is given lavish, large scale treatment in what is essentially a highly respectful, traditional production.