Opera Australia The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

In 1995, Elijah Moshinsky had the inspired idea of presenting his production of The Barber of Seville as if it were taking place in a silent Hollywood movie. His designer, Michael Yeargan, matched his inspiration with an...
MTC Kay + McLean Productions North by Northwest photo by Jeff Busby

North by Northwest

Amongst the suspenseful films directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, 1959’s North by Northwest (by screenwriter Ernest Lehman) is distinguished by some humorous moments. This element is heightened in Carolyn Burns’ stage adap...
Me & Mr Jones – The Midsumma Remix

Me & Mr Jones – The Midsumma Remix

Me & Mr Jones – The Midsumma Remix reunites married musical couple Melissa Langton (The Fabulous Singlettes) and Mark Jones (The Beautiful Losers) on stage. The Midsumma festival programme describes these stalwart pe...
Australian Ballet Storytime Ballet The Sleeping Beauty photo by Jeff Busby.jpg

Storytime Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty

The Canberra Theatre Centre foyer was abuzz with tiny ballerinas and princesses, and more than a few young princes, for the Canberra premiere of the Australian Ballet’s latest initiative, Storytime Ballet. Early arrivals...
Opera Australia The Pearl Fishers photo by Keith Saunders

The Pearlfishers

Even though it would be another ten years until he wrote his hit-packed opera, Carmen, George Bizet’s early effort, The Pearlfishers, written when he was just 24, provided Bizet with the opportunity to demonstrate that h...
Nick Simpson-Deeks in Elegy - photo by Sarah Walker

Elegy

Elegy has its Australian premiere at the 2016 Midsumma Festival. Created by Douglas Rintoul of Transport Theatre UK, its text draws on interviews with persecuted gay Iraqi men forced to flee their homes. The idea for the...