Doug Anthony All Stars Charm London

The Doug Anthony All Stars have returned to Australia, but their recent stint in the UK proceeds them:

“The iconoclastic musical act recently reunited and their London performance this weekend of their Edinburgh Fringe hit Near Death Experience was a potent reminder that form is temporary, class is permanent….The result was a gig that was funny, moving and profound. While older fans might recall those early shows, those present here will never forget their latest gig.”

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FilmInk MIFF Best Film: Have You Seen the Listers

FilmInk have interviewed director Eddie Martin after they name his film Have You Seen the Listers as their pick for best film from MIFF.

“I thought of Anthony and he felt like the right character because he is a larger than life kind of guy and his sense of freedom is inspirational too. He is so open and out there, which are qualities we would all like to have.”

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Good news for opera fans

Following the huge success of Barry Kosky’s Saul last year, the Adelaide Festival again brings home grown opera talent to the fore. This year’s festival headliner will be director Neil Armfield and composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet, fresh from a season at Glyndebourne.

“British tenor Allan Clayton will reprise his role as Hamlet for the Australian season, supported by American baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius and British tenor Kim Begley as Polonius. Australian sopranos Cheryl Barker and Lorina Gore will take on the roles of Gertrude and Ophelia respectively. The production will also feature the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and State Opera of South Australia chorus.”

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MIFF Short Award Win

Congratulations to all MIFF 2017 Short Award finalists and winners, especially to director John Sheedy for winning the Film Victoria Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film with MRS MCCUTCHEON. MRS MCCUTCHEON is John’s first foray into directing for film.

See the full list if winners here.

Near Death Experience: 5 Star Review

Doug Anthony All Stars second tour to Edinburgh in as many years continues to garner rave reviews.

“The show is, in their own words, about ‘fading in’ when western society wants them to fade out. It’ll make you howl with laughter, punch the air with defiance and break your heart twice. Bring tissues.”

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Doug Anthony All Stars Do It Again

After their smash return to the Edinburgh stage last year, the Doug Anthony All Stars are at it again. This year they bring their new show Near Death Experience to the Pleasance Courtyard. Fans old and new are raving:

“It’s everything, and more, that long-standing fans of DAAS could have hoped for – no limits comedy, wrapped around songs in which the glorious harmonies let them get away with saying, well, absolutely anything.”

Read more here.

MIFF: Kriv Stenders

Director Kriv Stenders has two releases in the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival: Australia Day and The Go-Betweens: Right Here. Almost polar opposites, both films were shot this year. The Sydney Morning Herald sat down to chat to Stenders about his work:

“It’s my passion, it’s also my living … I joke that I used to make TV commercials, now I make the stuff in between TV commercials.”

Stender’s discusses success, storytelling and the screen. Read more here.

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