Hot cast on the ‘Tin Roof’ stage

Reviewer LEN POWER says the strength of Rep's "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" is in the casting and skilful performances by everyone down to the smallest roles.

Production of ‘real horrors’ unveils hidden realities

“Wolf Lullaby” has much to offer and should be priority viewing for anyone interested in experiencing the power of theatre to evoke apparently invisible realities within social and psychological existence, writes reviewer JOE WOODWARD.

‘Cat’ set to provoke audiences

The ceiling fans will be whirring and the mint juleps will be on ice when Canberra REP kicks off for the year with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, Tennessee Williams’ self-declared favourite play.

‘Disturbing’ play first up for the Q

Hilary Bell’s disturbing play, “Wolf Lullaby” is the first local production for 2021 at The Q, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

‘Joyful, trail-blazer’ Norma Roach dies aged 90

With the death of Norma Roach on February 1 at age 90, the Queanbeyan and Canberra theatre community lost one of the region’s most energetic, passionate and dynamic theatre pioneers, writes Bill Stephens.

A few of Luke’s favourite things

Theatre director Luke Rogers has been busy doing his favourite thing since last we spoke to him – sorting through promising scripts, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Best of good times coming to The Q

"They've employed me to start some fires and bring the theatre into its next life,” incoming artistic director and programming manager at Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Jordan Best says as she settles into her new job.

Theatre centre postpones ‘Shrek The Musical’

The Canberra Theatre Centre has made the "difficult decision" to postpone the upcoming season of "Shrek The Musical".

Clingan creates a buzz with ‘The Lorax’

The Queanbeyan Hive has been buzzing today (January 12) as composer and arts activist, Judith Clingan, conducts workshops and performances based on her music theatre version of “The Lorax”.

‘Wharfians’ master the right amount of comedy in tragedy

Each performer mastered the necessary stretch to get on top of the delicate balance between the comic and the tragic, writes reviewer JOE WOODWARD of the "The Wharf Revue: Good Night and Gook Luck".

Few surprises, but two new inclusions for The Q

There were few surprises at The Q during its launch of the 2021 season, themed 'Bringing the Magic', writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Chaos and comedy at ‘Faulty’ Towers

The long-running tribute “Faulty Towers the Dining Experience”, is coming to Canberra for one show only, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

Bravo! West and cast deliver a faultless comedy

From a purely dramatic perspective, reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT says it's hard to fault Rep's new comedy "Absurd Person Singular".

Six characters in search of Christmas

Canberra REP’s latest silly Christmas offering, “Absurd Person Singular” opens in preview tonight (November 19), writes arts editor HELEN MUSA. 

Remembering the amazing Jeanne Little

When news was released about the death of Jeanne Little, there was a flood of tributes in the media and on social media at the realisation that the country had lost one of its most unique and beloved entertainers, writes BILL STEPHENS.

Murder and gender-bending in classic Kabuki play

ANU Za Kabuki’s latest play 'Whisker Tweezers' will be presented as a video, says arts editor HELEN MUSA. 

Debates celebrate 30 years of Bell Shakespeare

Federal Minister for the Arts Paul Fletcher and ASIC’s Bruce Meagher join journalists Amy Remeikis, Mark Kenny and UC’s Virginia Haussegger to debate Cassius’s proportion “The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves”, from “Julius Caesar”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

The ghost of Pike lives on in 2021 season at The Q

The Q has posted the first half of its 2021 season online, and it looks remarkably familiar, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review/ ‘Intriguing’ incidents explore intimacy

“Intimacy” is a tantalising 45 minutes of seemingly unrelated and often intriguing collection of incidents, which, while entertaining and well executed, often leave the audience guessing as to their relevance to the stated topic, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS. Jazida

Seven classics for the new REP season

Canberra REP will present a 2021 season of classics, with seven rather than the usual six plays, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.





The Pop Inn parties to toast turning four

Like many in hospitality, The Pop Inn went digital, launching an online shop and delivering wine during shutdown. Now the team is re-energised and back, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON. 


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