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Accio theatre: Harry Potter sets Melbourne reopening date

Accio theatre: Harry Potter sets Melbourne reopening date

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for those who love big shows.

  • by Nick Miller

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‘How good does it get?’: Courtney Act lands major role in STC’s upcoming season

‘How good does it get?’: Courtney Act lands major role in STC’s upcoming season

Australia’s most famous drag performer will star in Noel Coward’s comical three-act play Blithe Spirit about a writer haunted by the ghost of his first wife.

  • by Linda Morris
Online cabaret can be a ‘social boot camp’ to re-enter real world

Online cabaret can be a ‘social boot camp’ to re-enter real world

It’s better late than never for cabaret favourite Queenie van de Zandt, who managed the pivot to digital and will perform an online show on Saturday ... two days after lockdown ends.

  • by Nick Miller
Forcing audiences into casinos to see theatre is just what Sydney doesn’t need
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Forcing audiences into casinos to see theatre is just what Sydney doesn’t need

Sydney has a desperate lack of commercial theatre space. Putting new ones in casinos is not the answer.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Festivals, theatres win $86 million lifeline to get back on feet

Festivals, theatres win $86 million lifeline to get back on feet

Reigniting the economy through cultural offerings is a priority for Treasurer Matt Kean.

  • by Linda Morris
$35 million price tag to restore the Minerva to a 1000-seat theatre

$35 million price tag to restore the Minerva to a 1000-seat theatre

New plans to restore the Minerva theatre at Kings Cross have the backing of leading theatre names.

  • by Linda Morris
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Belvoir roars back to life with diverse program

Belvoir roars back to life with diverse program

A story about resilience and survival in migrant communities kicks off the Surry Hills venue’s energetic return to the stage in 2022.

  • by Nick Galvin
For the Fringe’s final days, here’s our pick of what you should catch

For the Fringe’s final days, here’s our pick of what you should catch

The Melbourne Fringe Festival hits its final weekend bearing a cornucopia of curiosities, each tweaked to be easily experienced by the housebound.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
This Fringe video nasty has students writhing in fake blood

This Fringe video nasty has students writhing in fake blood

Melbourne theatre-maker Stephen Nicolazzo has always been fascinated by the eroticism and danger of the horror genre.

  • by Stephen A Russell
From the Archives, 1971: Miss Krinkles is busy

From the Archives, 1971: Miss Krinkles is busy

Fifty years ago, “pretty little blue-eyed blonde” Jacki Weaver was preparing for her newest role - as a grunting, tuba-playing grandmother.

  • by Lenore Nicklin
Never a better time to watch this moving Fringe show

Never a better time to watch this moving Fringe show

Indigenous theatre has led the way on the path to reconciliation – and this new work by an emerging Wamba Wamba writer is a powerful example.

  • by Cameron Woodhead