To mark 25 years since the death of theatre colossus Ralph Wilson, a group of Canberra theatre identities are mounting a grand celebration of his life, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.
Few pieces in the "Short + Sweet Canberra" program of locally-written and international scripts went beyond the funny side of life, writes reviewer PHILLIP MACKENZIE.
"Picnic at Hanging Rock" has been called an "Australian horror romance" and now the National University Theatre Society is putting it on stage in an adaptation by playwright Tom Wright, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
No literary form is harder to write than a play; the dialogue must live, the structure must be tight and the playwright must stay out of the action to let the characters get one with it. It can take years, says arts editor HELEN MUSA.
Arts editor HELEN MUSA is predicting craziness and hilarity when “Romeo and Juliet” is retold by Romeo's bitter ex, the fair Rosaline at a new show by a new company in Belconnen.
If variety is the spice of life, versatility must be the icing on the cake and in this case the new production of “Baskerville” has both in spades, says reviewer PHILLIP MACKENZIE.
The farcical comedy 'The Miser' calls for big, fast gestures and tight ensemble choreography – and its call is answered, says reviewer SIMONE PENKETHMAN.
Theatre / “The Walls That Talk”, National Portrait Gallery, Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at 4pm, 4.30pm and 5pm. The performances will run for 20 minutes, followed by an extended gallery viewing until 6pm. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.
NOW in its eighth year, “First Seen” is The Street Theatre’s way of creating original performance work, encouraging debate on issues and relationships central...
After a recent tour of regional NSW for HIT Productions, Pigeonhole Theatre’s “Playhouse Creatures” is back in town for two nights only, writes HELEN MUSA.
Reviewer BILL STEPHENS enjoys a head-spinning 75 minutes watching "Potted Potter".
Theatre / "Two". Written by Jim Cartwright and directed by Mark Kilmurry. At The Q Theatre, Queanbeyan to April 6. Reviewed by LEN POWER.
Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews Bell Shakespeare's up coming production of Moliere’s “The Miser”.
Theatre / “Bin Laden: The One Man Show” by Tyrrell Jones, at The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, until March 30. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.
EVERYMAN Theatre is about to transform The Courtyard Studio at the Canberra Theatre Centre into a convivial English tavern with a bar, seats and tables for its latest show, “Queers”, writes HELEN MUSA.
Arts editor HELEN MUSA talks to actor and writer Jefferson Turner, who's co-creation “Potted Potter” (all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes) is coming to Canberra soon.
COMING to the Canberra Theatre Centre next week is the last thing expected in the wake of recent events in Christchurch — a show...
“Audiences have been going wild; people are hungry for Nakkiah,” says Paige Rattray, director of the Sydney Theatre Company’s newest comedy, “How to Rule the World”, which opens soon in Canberra.
Canberra Youth Theatre’s twilight performance showcase is back for the second time in early April, reports HELEN MUSA.
Jonathan Biggins somehow transforms himself into Paul Keating and his success is the subject of a terrific story he’s been dining out on for years, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.