Thriller Live

He was known as the ‘King of Pop’ with a musical career that spanned four and a half decades, selling more than 750 million albums, transforming the face of pop music and popular culture forever. Conceived an...

As You Like It

The thing about Shakespeare is that it has stood the test of time for a reason. It’s entertaining, accessible and thoughtful. As You Like It is a Shakespearean favourite; it’s funny, entertaining, and accessible, with ju...

Stop Kiss

Stop Kiss is a beautiful script, running two periods of time alongside and within each other, one moving away from the story’s climax and one moving towards it. It takes the audience through the sweet, awkward and entici...

Dancing for the Gods

It’s been a long time between visits. The Chitrasena Dance Company from Sri Lanka, last performed in Canberra in 1972, headed then by the charismatic founder of the company, Chitrasena and his wife, Vajira. After a week ...

The Magic Flute

What a difference a cast change makes. When Opera Australia first staged this production in 2012, it was cast with some of the company’s brightest young emerging singers. Not all were up to the task however and at the pe...

La bohème

Like many before me, La bohème was the opera in which I discovered how deeply moving the heady mix of great music, drama and visuals could be. My epiphany took place during a 1973 performance of La bohème given by the Au...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Who needs London’s Regents Park when you have the gorgeous Bella Vista Farm to pose the perfect setting for A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Out on a farm stead in Sydney’s north west, Sport For Jove kick off its summer Shakes...

GREASE

For more that forty years, Grease has enjoyed a number of revivals, from stage and arena productions through to a national tour in an over-sized circus tent.  Its success firmly built on the 1978 film starring Olivia New...