Four new residents for Youth Theatre

Canberra Youth Theatre has announced its four new resident artists for 2021.

Sell-out play turns on the irony of denial and evil

ACTOR  Robyn Nevin agreed that "Brunhilde" suggested an Amazonian kind of image, but the character she’s about to perform in Canberra was in fact small and quite forgettable in appearance.

‘The Twins’ two-hander brings depth and realism

Both actors prowl the stage, keeping a distance from each other in moments of mistrust and annoyance, but the underlying warmth of their friendship is constantly under the surface, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Dylan’s playwriting wins him a big prize

Canberra's Dylan Van Den Berg took out the $30,000 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting for "Milk" at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards yesterday (April 26).

Canberra company launches a theatre app ‘for the whole continent’

There's a buzz around the national capital and, it's hoped, the nation, with news that Canberra-based theatre guide and ticketing platform, Stagecenta, has released a theatre-specific app. 

Street Theatre wins a $25,000 Myer award

In a mighty affirmation of Canberra-made theatre, The Street Theatre was named on Tuesday (April 13) as a recipient of a 2020 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award.

Bell and Shakespeare’s ‘good medicine’ in a time of plague

Bell attributes the ongoing relevance of Shakespeare to his ability to raise fundamental questions about humanity without neatly suggesting the answers, writes reviewer SIMONE PENKETHMAN.

Yorick image takes shape on the wall

Those working near The Street Theatre on the corner of Childers Street and University Avenue in Civic may have been astonished at what’s happening on one of its walls.

Hectic snapshot of the human condition

"Finnigan and Ingall have created an engaging, interesting and hectic snapshot of how 'wherever humans went we changed things'," writes reviewer SAMARA PURNELL

A fractious face of madness

Reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT has mixed feelings about Rep's production of "Cosi".

Ghost of Mozart in ‘Cosi’ and ‘Clemenza’

The ghost of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may be lurking in the shadows of Canberra this weekend, with the opening of “Così” at Canberra REP, and Mozart’s opera “La Clemenza di Tito” at Llewellyn Hall.

‘Deep history’ set against coastal bushfires

The second show in the series “You’re Safe 'Til 2024” is coming to the Canberra Theatre Centre this weekend.

Bell prepares to bare his soul

Notoriously private theatrical personality John Bell will show audiences what makes him tick through the words of his lifelong idol, William Shakespeare, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

April Fool’s Day prank falls flat

An ill-judged April Fool’s email has sent shock waves around the local musical theatre community, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Carby wears the trousers in ‘La Clemenza’

Well-known for her "trouser roles", mezzo-soprano Catherine Carby will play Sesto in National Opera's “La Clemenza di Tito”.

Actor Simone readies to fulfil a long-held dream

Normally Bartram is confined to a wheelchair, but she hopes to fulfil a long-held dream in the coming show, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Budd strides into a brave, new theatre season

IN a scaled-down season launch today (March 21) at the Canberra Theatre, director Alex Budd announced a whopping 18 shows for 2021.

Review / Emotional journey of life on the land

“LAMB” is a quietly reflective look at a family on the land and the impact of life decisions taken over the years, says reviewer LEN POWER.

Songs and sonnets reimagined for the park

For Lakespeare & Co, it’s the fourth year of staging works by the Bard of Avon outdoors and free for all to enjoy, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Coralie’s CATs Awards get another life, but…

THE NSW government has announced it will support the newly revamped CAT Awards with grants of $25,000 a year over four years ($100,00 in total).





‘Sunflowers’ reinterpreted by young artists

RESULTS are in from the competition run by the National Gallery of Australia for school-age artists to rethink Vincent van Gogh’s famous “Sunflowers” painting.


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