The Famous Spiegeltent Baby et Lulu

Baby et Lulu

There’s something very special about relaxing in The Famous Spiegeltent on a warm Canberra Autumn evening, being serenaded by two charismatic faux French chanteuses and four superb musicians. An accomplished ensemb...
Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor – Fire in the Ballroom

Seventeen drop dead gorgeous dancers, trim, taut and terrific in extravagant, sassy costumes; live singers and musicians augmenting the driving soundtracks; striking and inventive choreography together with brilliant lig...
Taxithi - Maria Mercedes image Sarah Walker

Taxithi: An Australian Odyssey

Melbourne was a major beneficiary of an influx of Greek nationals to Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. Their legacy lives woven into the city’s fabric — kafe and markets that brought exotic goods to the suburbs, Greek la...
OwlCat The Binding

The Binding

The Binding by Martha Loader aims to be “a present day exploration of the emancipation of woman from the home that considers how far we’ve come since Ibsen’s A Doll’s House”. It seems this is not far, a...
CTC The Famous Spiegeltent La Cliqu

The Famous Spiegeltent: La Clique

It’s not often you get to see a show starring a Queen and a Prince. But that’s what you get in the latest edition of La Clique currently playing in The Famous Spiegeltent, currently residing in opulent splendour in front...
Melody Beck Unseen - A Tribute to Melody Beck

Unseen – A Tribute to Marni Nixon

If you’ve never heard of Marni Nixon don’t be too hard on yourself. Marni Nixon made a career out of being anonymous. She was one of a small group of singers, known as voice ghosts, who worked in Hollywood during the hey...
OA Louisa Miller photo by Prudence Upton

Luisa Miller

One of many surprises in this first Australian production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller is the number of beautiful melodies imbedded in the score. Which of course beggars the question, why haven’t we seen this opera before? An...