Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers, playwright Willy Russell’s only musical, was originally written as a school play before transferring to the West End, where it won an Olivier Award for best musical and ran in various revivals for a stagg...

EMPIRE

For whatever reason, I missed the Melbourne season of Empire in 2013 and have had to endure plenty of slights over the past 12 months from friends who has seen it play to sell-out seasons throughout Australia. While Aust...

Madama Butterfly

Despite a weather forecast to the contrary, Sydney turned on one of its balmiest autumn nights for the media preview of this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. This exquisite new production of Madama Butterfly has bee...

The Judas Kiss

David Hare’s acclaimed drama The Judas Kiss presents two pivotal moments on the path of Oscar Wilde’s destruction: the day he decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night, after his release...

The Long Pigs

Clowning in Australia has certainly changed since the days where a trip to the ‘big top’ or festival meant encountering a clown in baggy pants, a silly hat and a big red nose. Not the clowns in The Long Pigs ...

Adelaide Fringe: Bob, Sweat and Tears

Australia’s globe-trotting comedy & music icon, the effervescent & ebullient Bob Downe is in town and outta control! From the minute he walks on stage Bob has his audience in fits of hysterical laughter and...