After the September 11 terrorist attacks, 38 US-bound planes were redirected to Newfoundland. In 2011, Irene Sankoff and David Hein visited “The Rock” for the 10th anniversary reunion of passengers and locals. They tell Jo Litson about the uplifting musical they wrote from the interviews they did there.
When Natalie Abbott was told she’d been cast as Muriel Heslop in the musical, she couldn’t believe it. She tells us about making her professional debut in her dream role.
Ermonela Jaho talks about Anna Bolena, we learn the true story behind Come From Away, and Nico Muhly discusses his three Australian commissions.
Zahra Newman single-handedly conjures a powerful tale of masculine self-destruction in the outback.
The journalist and critic has been recognised for her piece on rebalancing gender disparity in the Australian theatre industry for ABC Arts.
The board of the national peak body for the development of new plays has announced that all employment positions are now redundant.
Impossible to pigeon-hole, the multi-talented artist offered an evening that mixed pop delight and cabaret intrigue.
Trevor Ashley tells us about the new Sydney Cabaret Festival, and the artists and events he’s programmed, including star act Jennifer Holliday.
The West End star brings a distinctive British sparkle to the Broadway hits in her delightful cabaret show.
A play that subtly presents an alternative model of what might make Australia a mature nation.
This new Australian musical has a great subject and two terrific performances but it spends too much time just telling us things.
Andrew Bovell's wonderful, compassionate play about family is staged with a beautiful simplicity and clarity.
A magnificent performance by Anthony Warlow in the title role is the unforgettable highlight in a lacklustre production.