Play’s energy and acting has the power to transform

A rare standing ovation confirmed the energy and acting in Peter Cook's has the power to transform, says reviewer JOE WOODWARD.

Hopelessly silly musical rip-off enjoyed by everyone

People don’t have to be a Monty Python fan to enjoy this hopelessly silly musical rip-off of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, writes theatre reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Gender-bending theatre delights until the end

For people who can’t get to Sydney for the Mardi Gras, this production of “H.M.S. Pinafore” at The Q in Queanbeyan might be the next best thing, writes theatre reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Invigorated, David Williamson maintains the rage

HELEN MUSA speaks to playwright David Williamson about his latest play 'Family Values'.

An addictive tale that ‘saved’ the playwright

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews a new play about addiction coming to The Street that its author says: “The thing that almost killed me saved me”.

Sumptuous night of open-air theatre

Reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT savouring a “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a Tuggeranong park.

Squeezing a new vision from ‘Grapes of Wrath’

Reviewer LEN POWER is full of praise for a new production of "The Grapes of Wrath".

Season of engaging theatre that gives youth a voice

Artistic director of Canberra Youth Theatre, Luke Rogers, talks to HELEN MUSA about the 2020 season.

Re-fashioning belief in Shakespeare’s fairies

Director of Lakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Tim Sekuless is working to make the world’s most famous fairy play credible for Canberra audiences.

How I get along with Hercule Poirot

Arts editor HELEN MUSA chats to Hercule Poirot actor David Suchet about his most famous role, and his unusual unscripted show “David Suchet, Poirot & More: A Retrospective”, coming to the Canberra Theatre in January

Holiday show / ‘Danny’ captivates the little people

LEN POWER reviews a “good school holiday show” for children over the age of seven and says adults will have a good time with it as well.

Celebrated theatre director dies aged 81

ONE of Canada’s – and Canberra’s -- most significant theatre leaders has died in Fredericton, New Brunswick aged 81.

Awards postponed in sympathy with fire victims

CAT Awards founder Coralie Wood, has alerted “CityNews” that the gala awards ceremony to have been held on February 15 has been postponed to April.

Rachel’s double life as a clothes-dropping ‘thief’

Rachel Reid leads a double life. By day, a Giralang mother of two, she transforms herself at night into showgirl and burlesque performer Jazida.

Circus experience stays below the stratosphere

No doubt the creatives will take advantage of the Canberra season to tighten and polish the show so that by the time it leaves the Canberra Theatre it will truly be the stratospheric theatre experience promised, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Kirsty can’t get enough of Christmas (plays)

Director and scriptwriter Kirsty Budding brings “A Christmas Carol Goes Horribly, Terribly Wrong” to Belconnen Theatre, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA

Theatre gives its biggest donation yet

Dramatic Productions and Masonicare ACT/NSW joined together today (Wednesday, December 4) for a happy cheque handover in which theatre contributes to charity.

The Q’s salty, twisted, immersive year of theatre

The Q’s Stephen Pike has confirmed his position as the canniest and most imaginative theatre programmer in town, with a mix of camp comedy, nights of song, musicals and hard-hitting drama for its 2020 program, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA

Helen’s memory lives on in new acting award

One of the highlights of the ACT Arts Awards held earlier this week (November 19) at the CMAG was the inauguration of a new award for acting, writes HELEN MUSA.

Dream cast energise ‘old-fashioned’ play

Audiences won’t want to miss seeing these terrific performers working at the top of their game, writes reviewer LEN POWER of “Waiting In The Wings”.

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