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Fourteen. A stage set of a two-storey building, in the middle of the stage standing on the middle of three desks is a young man holding a bunch of flowers and throwing both arms in the air extravagantly.
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Why I've programmed Fourteen for Bathurst

The manager of BMEC explains why he has picked this particular production from Shake & Stir Theatre Company to share…

Sue Giles. Headshot of woman with short grey hair and black scoop neck top, she is smiling at the camera.
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Art: need and impact

The former Artistic Director of Polyglot Theatre shares her recent keynote to an alumni event at the Betty Amsden Foundation.

Trans. Woman with green top and long brown hair sits in armchair looking at camera with hand under chin. Behind her are a pot plant and a lamp.
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Activists will tell you that trans roles should go to trans actors – I disagree

When a certain children's author is played by a trans performer and a trans character is played by a cis…

Fatness. A shirtless man with pink hair has one hand on his belly.
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Slim pickings: the state of fatness on Australian stages

A new play in the Melbourne Fringe Festival aims to make the world a little bit fatter and little bit…

There's Something About Music from L to R: Irena Lysiuk, Naomi Price, Luke Kennedy and Marcus Corowa Photo: Damien Bredburg

Review: Brisbane Festival opening

An eclectic opening night event set the tone of inclusivity and diversity for Brisbane Festival’s 2023 program.

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Why are we giving shows like Miss Saigon a rerun in 2023?

As the 1989 musical 'Miss Saigon' returns to stages, one can't overlook the overt racism underscoring the "classic" yet outdated…


What our opera companies have on offer in 2023

Two Wagner Ring Cycles, First Nations and new commissioned works, plus a Gilbert and Sullivan festival, offer some diverse opera…

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The magic of theatre

Seated together in the dark, an audience becomes a community, at least while the house lights are down.

The Jungle and the Sea
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Representing community? The Jungle and The Sea

S. Shakthidharan’s latest stage production, which opened at Belvoir this week, fails to explore the Tamil experience in depth, argues…

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Right of reply: Birthday Book of Storms review

Playwright Rosemary Johns responds to ArtsHub’s review of Birthday Book of Storms.

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