Kate Mulvany When the Australian actress was a sick child in a cancer ward, a picture book filled with riddles and magic helped keep her hopes alive.
Cal WIlson Ditching all retro fantasies, it's time to get back in the saddle after a lifetime of hit-and-miss cycling.
John Bailey Magic can attract some bona fide weirdos.
ELISSA BLAKE Circus burlesque performer Heather Holliday started out as a Coney Island magician's assistant before setting a record for sword-swallowing.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN Michael Vaiasinni spent the Christmas Eves of his childhood watching Carols by Candlelight but this year the 24-year-old legally blind opera singer will perform on the very same stage.
Billie Whitelaw, who has died aged 82, was not only one of the most intelligent and versatile British actresses of her generation. When she made her name in the surrealistic drama of Samuel Beckett, he called her the "perfect actress".
ANDREW TAYLOR A study has found just 7 per cent of Sydney Symphony Orchestra concerts were Australian works this year and the percentage was in for Melbourne and Queensland's orchestras.
Hakuna Matata Christmas
NATALIE BOCHENSKI The stars of The Lion King reveals how they will celebrate Christmas.
Valerie Lawson Rejected by the Australian Ballet School, Kristina Chan has made her name as both a dancer and choreographer.
Toby Schmitz Toby Schmitz gives his take on theatre etiquette.
John Bailey Fed Square is calling on Melburnians to to be part of an ultraviolet spectacle built exclusively for its NYE celebrations.
John Bailey The arts world has bid farewell to David Blenkinsop, a leading figure whose 23 years as artistic director of Perth International Arts Festival shaped the Australian cultural scene.
Cameron Woodhead Tim Crouch says Australian audiences are more attuned to misbehaving, and that's what he wants them to do during his one-man show "I, Malvolio".
ELISSA BLAKE Camille O'Sullivan is bringing her one-woman rock and roll theatre to the Sydney Festival. Elissa Blake talks to her.
Jason Blake Gender balance in our theatre companies was a talking point in 2012 and 2013. This year audiences reaped the results of an overdue conversation.
ELISSA BLAKE A critically lauded work of theatre for children, The Snail and the Whale, based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, comes to the Opera House.
ANDREW TAYLOR The chance discovery of a shoebox full of drawings uncovered a couple's secrets and hidden passions.
Michelle Griffin and Bhakthi Puvanenthiran The public memorial for trailblazing activist Stella Young was an exuberant gig in her honour.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN If organisers of Stella Young's memorial sought to get a crowd as colourful as she was, they met their goal.
ELISSA BLAKE German performance artist Sylvia Rimat wants her show I Guess If The Stage Exploded … to be unforgettable.
Sydney Theatre Awards: recognition for small musicals and female playwrights but snubs for Strictly Ballroom and Hugo Weaving
ELISSA BLAKE Nominations for this year's Sydney Theatre Awards have passed over Strictly Ballroom and Hugo Weaving.
John Bailey The Melbourne Theatre Company has selected the participants for its 2015 Women Directors Program after the success of the initiative's first incarnation this year.
John Bailey The Castlemaine State Festival's 2015 program, announced last week, features a baker's dozen of theatrical outings.
John Bailey When Jason Cavanagh left Richmond venue The Owl and the Pussycat, its future was uncertain, but now it has confirmed it will reopen its doors early next year.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN Through comedy and song, a naked Yana Alana exposes more than just her body in another divine diva performance.
Sonia Harford Actor and writer David Wood, dubbed Britain's “national children’s dramatist”, never forgets the risks in meddling with treasured childhood stories such as Judith Kerr's classic "The Tiger Who Came to Tea".
Jason Blake Get up close to the candle-lit action to immerse yourself in Arthur Miller's witch hunt – made all the more eerie in its rural setting.
Chloe Smethurst Close to the Bone features the current company performers, up close and very, very personal.
ELISSA BLAKE David Collins brings the magic of theatre to life for children through the folk tale stage show The Luck Child, writes Elissa Blake.
LAWRENCE MONEY The world of theatre can be merciless, but it has a unique allure.
Hot songs from the year 1942 will be reprised in a special show.
Director Rafael Bonachela was inspired by signs.
Celestial magic as ensemble takes to the open air.
Life and times of Pat Thompson at Four Winds Festival.