theatre

Adelaide Cabaret Festival heats up the streets of Adelaide

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival is underway and is already heating up the streets of the city of Adelaide, with plenty to do from now until Saturday 23 June. Artistic director Kate Ceberano has curated a festival highlighting the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre, with classic and contemporary cabaret performances. Now in…

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Creative Minds

Thursday 16 August , 8.30pm
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Get an inside look at the creative process with Creative Minds – a six-part series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the Australian art world. Sometimes controversial, sometimes moving, always intriguing – Creative Minds sits down with our Australian artistic icons including Geoffrey Rush, Bill Henson, Stephen Page, Kate Grenville, Elena Kats-Chernin and Robyn…

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A Return to The Trees – performers climb, leap and free fall across stage

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Sydney-based theatre group Strings Attached premieres a brand new production at Carriageworks this week called A Return to The Trees, by Artistic Director Alejandro Rolandi. A Return to The Trees blurs the lines between dance and theatre. The story is based around climate change and human destruction, hoping to create a call to action about…

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Artist Hijack: Barry Otto

Tuesday 8 May, 7.30pm
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Tuesdays from 7.30pm, the gentleman of the arts in Australia take over STUDIO, sharing their influences and inspirations as they each curate an evening of programs. Barry Otto is one of Australia’s best known actors having worked in the performing arts for over 35 years. Barry has appeared in films such as Strictly Ballroom, Vietnam,…

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King Lear

Monday 9 April, 8.30pm
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Ian Holm stars in the title role of this award-winning Royal National Theatre production of King Lear. Considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, it follows the story of a King’s descent into madness after disposing of his estate.

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Artist Hijack: Jeremy Sims

Tuesday 24 April, 7.30pm
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Tuesdays from 7.30pm, the gentleman of the arts in Australia take over STUDIO, sharing their influences and inspirations as they each curate an evening of programs. Jeremy Sims is an Australian Actor/Director and owner of production company Pork Chop Productions. Jeremy is an iconic Australian actor having performed throughout Australia in several critically acclaimed theatre…

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Oklahoma!

Monday 26 March, 8.30pm
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Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman star in this award winning revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic from England’s Royal National Theatre. Directed by Trevor Nunn, this production broke box-office records in London and was recognised as the definitive version of this popular musical. Includes sublime performances of ‘People Will Say We’re in Love,’ ‘Oh,…

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Go Behind the Scenes as STUDIO films Never Did Me Any Harm

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This week STUDIO filmed Sydney Theatre Company and contemporary dance company Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm at Sydney’s The Wharf. Stay tuned for the world television premiere coming to STUDIO in October 2012, or sign up for an email reminder closer to the date. In the meantime, check out these behind the scenes…

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Perth Festival: Beautiful Burnout

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From 10-25 February at Perth Festival 2012, the most controversial sport of our time is examined in this explosive piece of physical theatre by the National Theatre of Scotland and Frantic Assembly. Set to the pulsuing music of Underworld, the production had it’s Australian premiere at Sydney Festival 2012 where it wowed audiences with its…

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Sydney Festival TV: L’Effet de Serge

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L’Effet de Serge is the story of a man who puts on one minute shows for his friends, by France’s experimental Vivarium Studio. Meet the cast and crew of this Sydney Festival production, which has been embraced by audiences across 20 countries. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a…

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Sydney Festival TV: Urban Theatre Projects’ Buried City

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Bankstown’s Urban Theatre Projects create stories and images of contemporary life in Sydney. Their latest Sydney Festival production is Buried City, performed at Belvoir Street Theatre. The show centres on six characters from very different backgrounds, all thrown together on a building site. This Festival TV clip captures the cast in intimate rehearsals, and talks…

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Monday 26 December, 8.30pm
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Creating a comic tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, Shakespeare’s hilarious play follows the antics of Sir John Falstaff as he attempts to seduce two local married women. With an eye on their husband’s money as much as their hearts, Falstaff’s farcical gestures are easily discovered by the women who set him…

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One of the Boys: Q&A with Director Crayton Robey

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  Making The Boys is a behind the scenes look at the development of one of the most influential pieces of early queer theatre, The Boys in the Band. Created by Mart Crowley – whose life story is nearly as extravagant and dramatic as his play’s plotline – it was released Off-Broadway in 1968 and…

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Making the Boys

Thursday 10 November, 9.30pm
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More than 40 years after the Gay Rights Movement fought for equality in the Stonewall riots, director Crayton Robey takes a retrospective look at the play  and subsequent Hollywood film that sparked a social revolution – The Boys in the Band. In 1968 this became the first play to openly deal with gay issues. Celebrated…

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