Arts / Once upon a… well, a mattress!

HANS Christian Andersen's “The Princess and the Pea” is one of his most-loved yet shortest stories, only 379 words in length. We never know the...

Arts / Cancer, up close and personable

CANCER sufferers have a lot more to contend with than their illness – there’s also the reaction of their friends. Lara Veitch knows all about...

Review / Roll up for joyous night at the theatre

Musical theatre / "Barnum". Directed by Anita Davenport. Presented by At Erindale Theatre until September 8. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Arts / Mamma mia, here we go again!

Mamma mia, here I go again My my, how can I resist you? Mamma mia, does it show again My my, just how much I've missed you? MAMMA...

Review / Haunting musical burns into the psyche

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS spends a night at the theatre with assassins and would-murderers... and quite enjoys it.

Arts / The goodies, by the Wharfies

THE Wharfies will soon be back in their spiritual home Canberra – this time for a whole two weeks – and, as they celebrate...

Arts / Wharf presents the pantomime of power

PANTOMIME is a pretty apt metaphor for what’s been going on in Canberra in the last 12 months – and the Sydney Theatre Company’s...

Holiday show / Colour, exuberance and clever staging

“I don’t know about the kids, but this reviewer loved it!”. BILL STEPHENS reviews “The Little Mermaid”.

‘Mamma Mia’ on its way to the Canberra Theatre

“IT'S AN amazing event that will have people talking about it for years," Chief Minister Andrew Barr predicted this morning as he announced that...

Musical revue performance and staging a ‘triumph’

"This production of 'The World Goes Round' is a triumph for the Canberra Repertory Society, and most definitely one for the 'must see list," waxes musical theatre reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Review / ‘Mamma Mia’ still surprises and charms

theatre / "Mamma Mia!", at Canberra Theatre, until December 17. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS.

Hey, hey it’s Daryl, live on stage

Hey, hey it's Daryl Somers live on stage in Canberra for some musical fun.
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What’s on and where in the arts this weekend

THIRTY sculptures will adorn the Queanbeyan riverbank for  the second Clearwater Sculpture Prize with Awards announced at noon, Saturday, October 17 on the Riverbank...

Review / Rock concert atmosphere in ‘Grease’

Musical theatre / “Grease: The Arena Experience”. Original musical written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, AIS Arena, until October 14. Reviewed by SAMARA PURNELL.

Cole’s showbiz turn is camp and challenging

OPERA singer Tobias Cole has been taking a dive into the world of showbiz in Kate Gaul’s high-camp production of “HMS Pinafore”.

Review / ‘The Wharf Revue’ at the Canberra Theatre

Theatre The Wharf Revue written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott The Sydney Theatre Company Canberra Theatre Centre 13 – 24 September

Colourful reprise of a much-loved musical

Queanbeyan Players and director, Michael Moore, have given us a very entertaining, well-sung and colourful production of the much-loved and famous musical, "Hello, Dolly!", says reviewer LEN POWER.

Arts / Down in the Deep, Dark Wood

ACTOR Jonathan MacMillan is possessed of a resonant voice that sounds just like a Gruffalo, the role he’ll play in the touring production of...

Music man Chan’s never ending ‘Story’

WITH more than 300 performances of “West Side Story” under his belt and the number rising fast, maestro, music director, and composer Donald Chan...

Review / ‘Turner’s Turn’

Geraldine Turner’s “Turner’s Turn”. Directed by Caroline Stacey. Musical Direction and accompaniment by Michael Tyack. The Street Theatre, 1st November 2015. Reviewed by Bill Stephens





Carers can’t escape the endless self-isolation

PAUL WALSHE, the chair of Respite Care for Queanbeyan, writes in praise of heroic carers and says his committee's local building project is just one solution short of being built. 


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