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Posted 21 Mar 2013 @ 10:26pm

The Melbourne Theatre Company is launching a bold new festival of independent shows, Neon, kicking off at the Southbank Theatre in May. The centrepiece is five original works from five smaller companies – the Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Fraught Outfit, The Hayloft Project, THE RABBLE, and Sisters Grimm – each with a ten-day season in the Lawler. MTC Artistic Director Brett Sheehy had a desire...

Posted 24 Jan 2013 @ 10:14am

Hate, the new production by the Malthouse Theatre, will explore hatred through the Gleason's demise.

 

It is a common story that pervades society: a successful family that appears 'perfect' to the public, but beneath the surface they're ridden with deceit, lies and loathing. John Gleason, an affluent business man and politician, summons his family to the family homestead for the...

Posted 23 Jan 2013 @ 11:26am

While there are some Shakespearean classics that are interpreted and reinterpreted a hundred times over on both a local and international scale, the prolific wordsmith has a number of plays, narrative poems and sonnets that seem to have fallen by the cultural wayside. The Rape Of Lucrece is one such poem that, with the help of the Irish performer Camille O’Sullivan, her musical accompanist...

Posted 17 Jan 2013 @ 11:41am

“Here Lies Henry is a monologue that goes for 75 minutes non-stop. There's no other characters, there's no set – that sounds like a really obvious thing to say but you just take things for granted,” says Matthew Hyde, star of the acclaimed new version of the cult one-man play by Canadian playwright Daniel McIvor. “You're just there completely and utterly by yourself, all you've got is the text...

Posted 10 Jan 2013 @ 3:56pm

Critically acclaimed and The Scotmans Fringe First Award play Silent is coming to Melbourne for a limited season.

 

Filled with trademark black humour, Silent illustrates the tale of Tino McGoldrig who is a homeless man who might be insane.
 
Through the device of silence, the 21-year-old veteran of Irish theatre breathes life into Tino McGoldrig, a character inspired...

Posted 23 Nov 2012 @ 10:09am

The Moreland Theatre Company will be presenting a special three bill composition entitled Three Course Theatre this month.

 

Directed by Sarah Rily, Kyleigh Langrick and Michele Haywood, the production will feature three short plays that travel the world. First course will straight from the heart of America with Floyd Dell's Angel Intrudes, a story about an angel that comes down...

Posted 28 Jun 2012 @ 12:18pm

It’s one of those entangled stories that almost everyone can relate to. Why does Lisa keep Dan a secret, even at the risk of losing Tom, who only wants to give her the life she’s dreamed of? 

 

A little more Offspring and a little less Bold & The Beautiful, Almost With You is a funny, deeply affecting story of love, loss and letting go, set against a nostalgic backdrop of the...

Posted 21 Jun 2012 @ 10:07am

Ah, Back to Back Theatre. They're just the company that just keeps on giving. Using a staged performance of the live theatre show Hell House as a catalyst for discussion, Geelong's world-renowned Back to Back Theatre together with Arts House are initiating three community forums on themes of provocation, belief and morality. 

 

Designed by America's bible-belt...

Posted 21 Jun 2012 @ 10:07am

What do you do with difference in equality? Ignore it, mark it, suppress it or smooth over it? As part of a 10-week Australian national tour for Mobile States, award-winning theatre company Back to Back Theatre brings their community residency project The Democratic Set to the Arts House. 

 

Created in collaboration with local community members, The Democratic...

Posted 23 May 2012 @ 9:52am

The Astor Theatre, one of Melbourne’s most prized theatres and a symbol of Australia’s strong film heritage is under threat, and locals are being asked to lend their voice to a campaign to protect the theatre.

 

Friends of The Astor Association Inc., is championing a campaign to save the theatre from likely closure after the building which houses it was purchased by nearby St....

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