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'It's been a slog' — Jacky debuts at the Melbourne Theatre Company

Jacky is the Melbourne Theatre Company debut of Arrente writer Declan Furber Gillick, a razor-sharp new voice in Australian playwriting.... more

30 May 2023 · 54 minutes
Is the stage the right place to talk about climate change?

David Finnigan outraged the right-wing commentariat with his breakthrough play, Kill Climate Deniers. Now he's back with another play that... more

23 May 2023 · 54 minutes
Why Tina Turner was 'adamant' that the violence of her past be put on stage

Tina Turner's phenomenal success in the 1960s and 70s masked the destructive tempest of her personal life. Now, her powerful story... more

16 May 2023 · 54 minutes
A 114-year-old Australian novel in Chinese becomes a play for today

The Poison of Polygamy is an action-packed Australian novel that was serialised in 1909 in a Chinese-language newspaper — the... more

09 May 2023 · 54 minutes
'It was such a balm' — How theatre healed Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell's mainstage debut was more than 40 years ago and she continues to delight audiences, last year performing to... more

02 May 2023 · 54 minutes
Lano and Woodley set sail in search of Moby Dick

With comedy festivals around the country at full sail, Lano and Woodley are having a whale of a time in... more

25 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
A Pulitzer winner serves social justice and sandwiches in Clyde's

Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage is renowned for her incisive, moving and witty plays about the intersections of race and class... more

18 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
A satirical One Woman Show skewers the Fleabag generation

Not long ago, Liz Kingsman was doing improv and sketch comedy with her friends in England. Now, this Sydney-born comedian... more

11 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
Nureyev's Don Quixote recreated on stage

The Australian Ballet have brought their iconic production of Don Quixote, choreographed by and originally starring Rudolf Nureyev, back to... more

04 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
Why dance in a museum?

Lucy Guerin is one of the most awarded choreographers working in Australia today. To mark 21 years of her company... more

27 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
The Stage Show
'It's been a slog' — Jacky debuts at the Melbourne Theatre Company
The Stage Show