Review / The mesmerising ‘Merchant of Venice’

Theatre / "The Merchant of Venice", Bell Shakespeare. Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks. At The Playhouse until October 21. Reviewed by SIMONE PENKETHMAN

Arts / Star shocked as plug pulled on ‘Gypsy’ blockbuster

UPDATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18: THEATRE fans are shocked at the sudden news that the Queanbeyan Arts Performing Arts Centre, The Q,  has pulled the plug...

Arts / Alana likes to grab her audience by the throat!

ALANA Valentine is a very busy playwright. Last year Canberra was abuzz with her semi-verbatim play, “Letters to Lindy”, toured here by Merrigong Theatre and...

Review: Iranian playwright ‘teases’ audience

theatre “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” By Nassim Soleimanpour At The Street Theatre until May 31. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman

Practical theatre workshops at Tuggers

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre and its new resident company Rebus Theatre are collaborating with local theatre designer Christiane Nowak to provide a free workshop series...

Bell announces season of Shakespearean showstoppers

ALL the world’s a stage as Bell Shakespeare proclaims a season of “epic productions” for its 25th anniversary next year. Small matter that the...

True meaning of Christmas in kids’ musical

“THE Magical Christmas Box” is the latest in Pied Piper Productions’ theatrical offerings for the young. With book, music and lyrics by Craig Hawes, it’s...

Review: Szeps in perfect control

THEATRE “I Wish I’d Said That” Written and performed by Henri Szeps, at The Street Theatre until April 21.  Reviewed by Helen Musa   AN actor is usually...

New generation launches REP season

IN A MOVE plainly designed to signal that the company is anything but fuddy-duddy, Canberra REP had two of its youngest members launch the ...

Must See Comedy heads to Canberra!

By Vanessa Lam COMEDY ACT are set to bring two huge nights of comedy to Canberra at the Civic Pub in January as part of...

Mr President, please welcome Kamahl

Arts in the city • DURING a coffee interview session last week, author/speechwriter Bob  Ellis, kept looking nervously at his mobile phone. “I’m waiting on...

Return of the ‘Pearl Fishers’

Arts in the City • SENSATIONAL tenor David Hobson and baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley, are at Llewellyn Hall on October 27...

Confronting theatre in festival of ‘cultural interplay’

“MASSACRE” is the intimidating title of an ‘explosive’ theatre work about the politics and violence of East Timor, due to hit the stage at...

Theatre brings museums to life in ‘Come Alive’

THE NATIONAL Library and the Museum of Australian Democracy will “Come Alive” next Monday with the  2016 ‘Come Alive’ Festival of Museum Theatre. This inspiring...

Serious side to making it up

IMPROVISATION is not a casual thing, these days it’s a serious artistic business, according to Impro Theatre ACT’s artistic director Nick Byrne, who’s been leading the movement here for six years.

Review / Boys will be girls…

Theatre / “Boys will be Boys”. Written by Melissa Bubnic, directed by Caroline Stacey. At the Street Theatre until November 11. Reviewed by SIMONE PENKETHMAN

Grandage wins 2013 Myer Award

MUSICIAN, composer and collaborator, Iain Grandage (pictured) has taken out the Individual Award of $50,000 in the 2013 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards, while...

Norma seizes the limelight again in ‘Sunset Boulevard’

BRONWYN Sullivan is no has-been – in fact she's just about the most thrilling voice on the Canberra musical theatre scene – but she'll...

Courtroom drama “The Burning” focuses on father and son at the Q

MOST theatregoers are well-acquainted with Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and John Whiting’s “The Devils,” based on a book by Aldous Huxley, but now it’s...

Review: Steel aplenty in ‘Magnolias’

theatre “Steel Magnolias” By Robert Harling, directed by Jordan Best At Canberra Rep, Theatre 3, until March 1 Reviewed by Len Power





Peelman’s idea of Vienna is all over the place

When it comes to planning an international music festival for Canberra, artistic director Roland Peelman wants to have his Sachertorte and eat it. 


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