Australia's great Shakespearean actor discusses his new solo show, why The Bard is so special, and how Shakespeare's writing has become his secular Bible.
Jo Litson is the Editor of Limelight Magazine. She took up the position in late 2018 having joined the magazine as Deputy Editor in 2016. During a 35-year career as an arts journalist she has been a contributor to numerous publications including Limelight, The Australian, The Bulletin, and the Qantas magazine. She was the arts writer and theatre reviewer for The Sunday Telegraph for 12 years until 2018, and has written the labels for the Archibald Prize for the Art Gallery of New South Wales for over 20 years.
Articles by Jo Litson
Calling all budding composers who'd love to hear their music played by the Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Chamber Orchestra or Sydney Youth Orchestra, and broadcast at venues around Australia.
The star pianist discusses the 52 concerts he streamed from his Berlin home when COVID hit, his 15-hour livestream of Satie's Vexations, and his forthcoming digital concert of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations.
Kate Mulvany's new play based on Ruth Park's classic children's novel, set in The Rocks, is the perfect way to reopen the refurbished Wharf.
The professional classical vocal quartet will blend new and old repertoire.
Alexander Berlage's colour saturated, overblown production of Mel Brooks' musical doesn't quite find its groove though there's still much to enjoy.
Musicians Simone Slattery and Gabriella Smart have created aural responses to the Clarice Beckett exhibition at the AGSA, leading to live performances and a recorded soundscape in the Gallery.
Yaron Lifschitz, AD of Circa, explains how Aardman's much-loved animated TV show is playing tricks in Brisbane.
Lise Lindstrom will play Brünnhilde in the first two cycles, while Australians will make role debuts as Brünnhilde and Wotan.
Features this month explore the redevelopment of Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatre, Margaret Sutherland's Violin Concerto, Andrew Ford's Red Dirt Hymns project, and the musical Hamilton.
The ANAM Set will see 67 Australian composers write six-minute works for 67 ANAM musicians. Pairing them will be like a Tetris game, but exciting, says Creative Coordinator Leigh Harrold.
Ahead of his performance as Bluebeard for Opera Australia, the bass tells Limelight about the challenges of the role, singing in Hungarian, and his casting as Wotan in the upcoming Ring Cycle.
Jo Litson talks to producer Michael Cassel and two cast members about creating a distinctly Australian-looking production of Hamilton, and why that’s so important.