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Tempo seeks actors for murder-comedy

THE indefatigable Tempo Theatre Inc. has made itself Canberra’ theatrical specialist in murder mysteries, especially the plays of Agatha Christie. In September this year at Belconnen Community Theatre theatre@bcs, the company is venturing into one of the greats, the murder-comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. It’s a favourite on the stage, but perhaps […]

Ben Russell as Casanova,centre, and guards Bradley McDowell, left, and Teig Sadhana.

Arts / Rep’s raunchy romp with randy Casanova

WE’VE all heard of Don Juan and Casanova, both legendary womanisers. But there’s one crucial difference – Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was a real person, an adventurer who romped his way through the bedrooms of Europe in the mid-1700s. I’m talking to Jarrad West, the director of Canberra Rep’s next show, “Casanova”. Unusually, it’s a play […]

Striking the right note with ‘Superstar’

“I DREAMED I met a Galilean/a most amazing man”, local musical star Max Gambale (playing Pontius Pilate) was intoning at the AIS Arena this morning, with just about the entire crew of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and a few journalists too, singing along. The occasion was the media call for this Canberra production, which local entrepreneurs […]

Constable Jones (Sam Kentish), Mildred (Marian FitzGerald) and  Sir Roland Delahaye (Kim Wilson) check the evidence.

Review / Tangled web of success for Tempo

theatre “Spider’s Web”, by Agatha Christie, directed By Jon Elphick, for Tempo Theatre, at Belconnen Community Centre’s theatre@bcs until May 23, bookings to or 6275 2700. Also at The Arts Centre Cootamundra for three shows on May 29 and 30, bookings to Reviewed by Helen Musa

Image from 'Massacre', photo Susan Paiva

Confronting theatre in festival of ‘cultural interplay’

“MASSACRE” is the intimidating title of an ‘explosive’ theatre work about the politics and violence of East Timor, due to hit the stage at The Street this weekend. A part of The Street + ANU Centre for European Studies collaboration, “Segue 2015”, a mini-festival coinciding with Europe Day celebrations and giving the nod to “the […]