SARAH THOMAS 12:54pm Disgraced WWE star Hulk Hogan has been quietly pulled from the wrestling group's Australian tour just days after his sacking over racist rants.
ELISSA BLAKE Some in the audience may not have the developmental chops to clap their hands together just yet, and a lot depends on nap time. But that doesn't mean babies aged six to 18 months can't enjoy a trip to the theatre, says Sarah Argent of the Welsh company Theatr Iolo.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI Gerry Connolly has a simple message for Brisbane theatre goers – his latest show, Anything Goes, is "better than the woodchop at the Ekka."
RON CERABONA Patrick Hamilton's play Gaslight was first produced in 1938 and is set in London about 60 years earlier. But Kate Blackhurst, who plays the lead role of Bella Manningham in the Canberra Repertory Society's production, said it still resonated today.
Black Books star Dylan Moran elevates the comedy of middle age through surreal flights of fancy in Off the Hook
CRAIG PLATT Dylan Moran has been labelled "the Oscar Wilde of comedy" according to the promotional materials for his Australian tour.
RON CERABONA For the first time since 1946, Canberra Repertory Society is presenting the classic melodrama Gaslight.
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON A man walked into a Melbourne bar ... and if it was during the four weeks from March 23, most likely into a Melbourne International Comedy Festival venue, if box office figures for the event, released on Monday, are anything to go by.
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON The Melbourne Theatre Company's sell-out stage show based on the Hitchcock film North by Northwest is returning – apparently without the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Tradition and trance
PHILIPPA HAWKER The Arts Centre presents a trance ritual that combines the talents of contemporary Australian artists and performers from an Indonesian folk tradition
John Bailey Political punchlines: Operation Gag teams Mad as Hell actors with music and satire.
John Bailey Complete Works Theatre Company, which is presenting Medea, might be the most prolific outfit you've never heard of.
John Bailey Audiences have to choose six shows to fill their individual dance cards for the evening at La Mama and Platform Youth Theatre's new season.
ELISSA BLAKE "I have no news of my coming or passing away – the whole thing happened quicker than a breath; ask no questions of the moth." So goes the poem by Farid ud-Din Attar. It would be safe to say there aren't many comedians on the Aussie circuit who would see the title of their next stand-up tour in a poem by a 12th-century Persian mystic.
RON CERABONA Steinbeck's classic retains its dramatic and emotional strength in a powerful production which is coming to Canberra for the first time.
Andrew Upton The Sydney Theatre Company's artistic director pays tribute to the wild women created by a playwright ahead of his time.
NICOLE ELPHICK Paul McDermott reveals the one aspect of modern-day cafe culture that gets him boiling mad.
KARL QUINN The seeds of his acclaimed one-man show were sown in Australia, and now William Shatner is finally bringing the finished product back where it all began.
National tour of critically acclaimed play Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday on hold following arts cuts
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON Plans for a critically acclaimed new Australian play that premiered at last year's Melbourne Festival to tour nationally are in doubt as cuts to the Australia Council start to bite.
Rupert Christiansen Being a member of the opera chorus may not be glamorous but it has its own rewards.
Cameron Woodhead Susie Porter's delicacy is always watchable, but Death and the Maiden falls short of its devastating potential.
Back on tour
SARAH THOMAS "It's been an interesting and exciting time," Richard Hammond says drily, in possibly the understatement of the year.
ELISSA BLAKE It can take generations to deal with the effects of a war.
John Bailey When Tim Freedman performs his one-man show Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Me, he's always fascinated how many people in the crowd don't realise that they know the music of its central figure.
Peter Craven This is a rough stab by a couple of upper-level actors leading an ordinary company. But it's worth seeing for the heights it gestures towards.
RON CERABONA Three actors present all the plays of Shakespeare in an enjoyable romp.
RON CERABONA The 1970s show about high schoolers in the 1950s retains its appeal in the 21st century.
Cameron Woodhead As a theatrical hymn to the dignity of human life, "I am a Miracle" is a work that continues to grow on reflection.
Peter Wilkins Bob Kingdom's one-man Dylan Thomas show breathes life into the poetry and prose of Wales' most celebrated bard.
John Bailey Graduate writers premiere their plays at Theatre Works
John Bailey A comedy debate over Australia's border policies is mediated by Judith Lucy.
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.