GUYS AND DOLLS – A HIT!

Under the expert direction of Gale Edwards and finished with spectacular costuming by Tim Chappel – Guys and Dolls has been an absolute hit with audiences and critics alike.

“Offering a high quality and splendidly entertaining rendition of a musical theatre classic, this production is well paced, humorous, and presented in a simple and highly effective manner”

“The costumes are colourful and striking, providing an unavoidable presence on stage that naturally draws the audience in, making it impossible to look away as the various numbers are performed in grand style.”

- Brett Considine, Broadway World

Playing until July 27th in Melbourne – you can book tickets HERE.

 

A DOLL’S HOUSE – STAND OUT SHOW

Currently playing at the Seymour Centre in Sydney, Adam Cook’s production of A Doll’s House has received rave reviews across the board.

“In theatre, as in life, seeing is always better than telling and in this production of A Doll’s House, the seeing is in sharp focus and the telling is told with great clarity…the result is 130 minutes-plus-interval of brilliantly absorbing theatre”. – Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

This is one production not to miss!

Watch the trailer HERE

 

DON’T MISS CRAIG ILOTT’S ‘LA BOHEME’!

Craig Ilott’s production for Opera Queensland is a stunning creation, receiving high praise from critics:

“There’s much to recommend – imaginative design, capable acting and a stunning fluency … this La Boheme is a winner.” Gillian Wills, Courier Mail

“performances are great … an incredibly accessible production.” Colleen Edwards, Arts Hub

“Puccini’s power to move an audience with his musical brilliance is still overwhelming. Opera Q’s production is a classic example.” Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers

“A triumph by Opera Queensland.” Andrew Messenger, Limelight Magazine

Click here to book tickets

 

THESE FINAL HOURS PREMIERE TONIGHT

The hotly anticipated Australian film THESE FINAL HOURS will premiere tonight in Sydney ahead of its national release in cinemas on July 31st.

 

Written and directed by Zak Hilditch and shot by DP Bonnie Elliott – the film is already receiving rave reviews from critics:

 

“I’m speechless. These Final Hours is one of the great Australian films. Poetic, elegant, devastating.” – Marc Fennell (That Movie Guy)

 

Check out the trailer HERE.

 

 

2014 AWGIE NOMINATIONS JUST ANNOUNCED!

A huge congratulations to the following, who have picked up a well-deserved nomination for their work.

TELEVISION MINI-SERIES – ORIGINAL
The Devil’s Playground – Alice Addison and Cate Shortland.
Old School – Gregor Jordan

TELEVISION – SERIES
Puberty Blues: Series 2, Episode 3 – Tony McNamara

SHORT FILM
Baby Baby – Billie Pleffer

STAGE
The Secret River – Andrew Bovell
Forget Me Not – Tom Holloway

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Storm Boy – Tom Holloway

See the full list of nominees HERE.

 

FEATURE WRITING WITH KEITH THOMPSON

The Australian Writers’ Guild will be hosting Keith Thompson this evening, as one of three writers “sharing their wealth of experience in feature film writing”.


Pre-bookings for this event have sold out. Limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis.

When: Tuesday 15th July at 7pm
Where: Harlequin Inn, 152-156 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW
Cost: $10 for AWG Members and $15 for Non-Members
To find out more about the AWG click HERE.
Don’t miss out!

HELPMANN NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR HLA

A huge congratulations to the following:

Michael Kantor – Shadow King | Best Play, Best Direction, Best New Australian Work
David Atkins & Dein Perry – Hot Shoe Shuffle | Best Choreography in a Musical
Simon Phillips – The Turk in Italy | Best Direction of an Opera
Neil Armfield – The Melbourne Ring Cycle | Best Direction of an Opera
Brian Thomson – The King & I | Best Scenic Design
Gabriela Tylesova – The Turk in Italy | Best Costume Design / Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead | Best Costume Design & Best Scenic Design
John Sheedy & Tom Holloway – Storm Boy | Best presentation for children

See the full list of nominees HERE.