Newly-formed theatre group The Kings Collective is presenting a dynamic season of three plays at the Sydney Fringe Festival
With its 40th birthday looming, Australian Chamber Orchestra Director Richard Tognetti has announced his 2015 season, which features a typically diverse national concert program, from Vivaldi to Shostakovitch.
Opera Australia’s stellar 2015 season includes La Bohème, La Traviata, Tosca, Faust, Aida and Anything Goes
At the end of A Doll’s House, Nora walks out on her husband and children and slams the door behind her. But what happened next? Belvoir’s latest production picks up where Ibsen left off, writes Garrett Bithell.
Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas was in the headlines more than usual back in June after it was announced that a talk by Muslim writer and activist Uthman Badar titled ‘Honour Killings Are Morally Justified’ was part of the 2014 program. But, after widespread condemnation, the Sydney Opera House and St James Ethics Centre, who produce the festival each year, cancelled the event. However, the 2014 Festival of Dangerous Ideas is still primed to be a controversial, fascinating and challenging two days, with speakers such as Salman Rushdie, Pussy Riot, John Pilger and Alissa Nutting lined up and ready to go. Here are CULT’s top 10 picks
Central to almost every film, television or stage production is the role of a casting director. But, feared by actors and largely unknown to audiences, the casting industry is misunderstood, overlooked and reviled simultaneously. In an effort to make sense of this little-known world, Garrett Bithell interviews influential casting director Greg Apps, who is also the President of the newly formed Casting Guild of Australia.
James Thiérrée’s Tabac Rouge will be one of the centrepiece shows of Sydney Festival 2015
The Australian Chamber Orchestra is getting frisky with Bell Shakespeare for an exciting collaboration, Intimate Letters
Performance Space’s Score is the biggest festival of dance and sound works in Sydney this year. Artistic Director Jeff Khan speaks to Garrett Bithell.
Last month, celebrated painter Ben Quilty became the first Australian artist ever to have a solo exhibition at London’s famed Saatchi Gallery. CULT’s editor in chief Garrett Bithell spoke to Ben about his artistic practice, his destructive adolescence, becoming a father, and the central concern of his body of work so far: the fraught nature of Australian masculinity.
Though all the major theatre companies around the country are gearing up to launch their 2015 seasons, there are still plenty of highlights coming up throughout the remainder of the year. CULT’s editor in chief Garrett Bithell picks the top 10 upcoming Australian theatre productions for the rest of 2014.
With an unlikely moniker from a classic Peter Carey tale, Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy – aka James Keogh – has gone off like a powder keg thanks to a one little track called ‘Riptide’. In the lead up to the release of his debut LP Dream Your Life Away, CULT’s Cec Busby sat down with the man of the moment.