Rigoletto

Opera Australia’s 2014 winter season at the Sydney Opera House has begun with a brand new production of the much loved Verdi Opera Rigoletto. In keeping with the composer’s original vision, director, Roger Hodgman has go...

Guys and Dolls

Now in its sixteenth year, The Production Company (TPC) have opened their 2014 season bringing Damon Runyan’s New York underworld to life in the classic Broadway musical, Guys and Dolls. With music and lyrics by Frank Lo...

The Book of Loco

At the centre of the one-man play The Book of Loco is the question of madness in an insane world. If the world is crazy, and surely nobody would deny it is, then isn’t sanity the irrational option? Aren’t we better off e...

Mein Kampf

Central to George Tabori’s extraordinary play Mein Kampf is the notion that laughter is the only sane response to unspeakable horror. It’s certainly a refutation of the famous line by Theodor Adorno that ‘to write poetry...
Les Miserables One Day More photo by Matt Murphy

Les Misérables

After much anticipation, the acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary Les Misérables, with its glorious new staging and youthful cast has premiered at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. Based...

Drew Downing’s REBEL

Fresh from a debut season during Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, Drew Downing’s quasi one-man-show (he has an eminently capable backing trio consisting of double bass, guitar and drums), was invited for a return season as...

On the Grace of Officials

It may be tempting to assume that issues surrounding refugees are analogous from country to country. It is, after all, a global problem, brought about by international movements. Flashpoints in one jurisdiction cause wav...

The Good Person of Szechuan

It’s tempting for historians and lazy people to conflate Brecht and agitprop, but it isn’t strictly accurate. A portmanteau of agitation and propaganda, agitprop really finds its apotheosis in the communist theatre of Ch...