Review / Online play an ’emotional rollercoaster’

“The Street Theatre has created a hybrid performance between stage and screen that holds and compels attention, “ writes reviewer JOE WOODWARD.

CATs board to close awards after 25 years

After 25 years of razzmatazz, the CAT Awards are to close, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Storyteller Sinclair puts the actor on the floor

Arts editor HELEN MUSA caught up with director Iain Sinclair to talk awards, acting and his love of Arthur Miller.

‘CATs’ go ahead minus the feathers

The annual CAT Awards for theatre went ahead tonight virtually, minus the usual showbiz glitz, sparkle and feathers, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Harriet’s Hamlet will have to wait

Bell Shakespeare’s newest production of “Hamlet” was to have been a sumptuous 1960s-themed show with Harriet Gordon-Anderson in the lead role, says Shakespeare-loving arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Influential theatre director dies at 84

THEATRE director Ray Omodei has died. He was 84.

Curtain down for theatre as virus takes the spotlight

FOR the first time in its history Canberra Theatre Centre will be closed to the public from today (March 18) until April 19 in response to COVID-19.

Anger, comedy… classic uncomfortable Williamson

"David Williamson gives us an uncomfortable evening of anger mixed with comedy. His target is the immigration policy in this country on the detaining and treatment of refugees," writes reviewer LEN POWER.

‘American Song’ draws empathy out of horror

"American Song" is an act of empathy out of horror, a grasp at understanding uniquely American tragedies through one ordinary man’s faltering song, says reviewer JOHN LOMBARD.

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.





New arts festival’s got vigour but could get confusing

While the program announced today seems full of bounce and vigour, in contrast to the clear and self-explanatory “Enlighten” and “Floriade”, the enigmatic title is reminiscent of some other Canberra festivals, “You Are Here”, “I am Me” and “Art Not Apart”, with the potential to confuse rather than enlighten the public, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.


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