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Barry Humphries announces stellar 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival program

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in ART, FEATURES, FESTIVALS, MUSIC, THEATRE, Uncategorized

2015 Artistic Director Barry Humphries has brought together some of his music and comedy favourites for your enjoyment – sensuous sirens, charismatic crooners, scandalous storytellers and jovial jesters who are hilarious, naughty, sexy, addictive, outrageous and dangerous – this game of cabaret has no rules.
Neil Armfield (left) with writer Tommy Murphy

Revered director Neil Armfield talks Holding The Man, Reflections on Gallipoli, and King Lear with Geoffrey Rush

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in FEATURES, FILM, MUSIC, THEATRE, Uncategorized

Since departing Belvoir in 2010 after 25 years as its esteemed Artistic Director, Neil Armfield’s prodigious talents as a storyteller have been in high demand across theatre, opera and film. Ahead of the opening of his latest venture, Reflections on Gallipoli with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, he speaks to Garrett Bithell about the special concert, the impending release of the film version of Holding The Man, and reuniting with Geoffrey Rush later in the year for King Lear at Sydney Theatre Company.
SDC Frame of Mind Campaign image 2. Photo by Justin Ridler

Sydney Dance Company opens 2015 with an incredible recreation of William Forsythe’s ‘Quintett’

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in MUSIC, THEATRE

In a stunning coup, Sydney Dance Company opens its 2015 season with the Southern Hemisphere premiere of living legend of dance William Forsythe’s Quintett, as part of a double bill entitled Frame of Mind. Thomas McManus, who created Quintett with Forsythe, and Sydney Dance Company dancer Cass Mortimer Eipper – who is performing the role McManus danced in the original 1993 production – both sit down with Garrett Bithell.

Shannon Murphy and Silvia Colloca create travelling production of ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in ART, FEATURES, MUSIC, THEATRE

One of the program highlights of the inaugural Spectrum Now Festival in Sydney is renowned theatre director Shannon Murphy’s opera debut, an immersive travelling production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice starring Silvia Colloca at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Murphy and Colloca sit down with Garrett Bithell.
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