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The Stage Show
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In-depth conversations with the world's top directors, performers and writers for the stage.

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Come hear the music play at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Pull up a chair to your lamp-lit table and enjoy cabaret performances from some of Australia's finest musical talent. Gathered around... more

18 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
'We are here, we belong' — The unifying impact of Counting and Cracking

S. Shakthidharan's award-winning epic, Counting and Cracking, won seven Helpmann Awards and drew a huge audience to a story that... more

11 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
Jonathan Biggins is closing the book on Keating and The Wharf Revue

Former prime minister Paul Keating was one of the great parliamentary performers. His ruthless wit and self-confidence takes centre stage... more

04 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
Bangarra looks to the horizon for its first cross-cultural collaboration

Perhaps no dance company has done more to expand the horizons of Australian audiences than Bangarra Dance Theatre. Now they... more

28 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Wherefore, Shakespeare? 03 | Horror

William Shakespeare's plays feature witchcraft, murder, ghosts and bloody revenge. Are his displays of blood and gore simply meant to entertain... more

26 May 2024 · 28 minutes
'I've had this career against all odds' — Bonachela's twisted path to Sydney Dance

A childhood love of dance and a challenging homelife drove Rafael Bonachela to leave his native Spain at just 17... more

21 May 2024 · 54 minutes
From Europe to the USA, this Australian theatre company keeps on winning

For decades, Australia's Back to Back Theatre has been delighting audiences with shows performed and devised by an ensemble of... more

14 May 2024 · 54 minutes
Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown — Tony-winning Broadway icons

It's Tony season on Broadway and this week we have two major figures of American theatre who have won nine... more

07 May 2024 · 54 minutes
Simon Burke's wonderful (and Wicked) 50 years in the footlights

Simon Burke is one of Australia's most cherished entertainers. 2024 marks his 50th year performing on stage. He made his professional... more

30 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Wherefore, Shakespeare? 02 | Gender

What does it mean to defy the conventions and test the boundaries of gender? These are questions posed by some... more

28 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
The Stage Show
Come hear the music play at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival
The Stage Show