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'Amazing': Academic's dream of a new Shakespearean theatre comes to life

'Amazing': Academic's dream of a new Shakespearean theatre comes to life

Tim Fitzpatrick's groundbreaking research has resulted in the Pop-Up Globe being built in Sydney.

  • by Garry Maddox

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You Got Older review: Dances of dialogue mask minor narrative cracks

You Got Older review: Dances of dialogue mask minor narrative cracks

Clare Barron's play on age and dying engenders two memorable performances

  • by John Shand
Powerful message at the heart of Griffin Theatre Company's The Almighty Sometimes

Powerful message at the heart of Griffin Theatre Company's The Almighty Sometimes

In upcoming season of The Almighty Sometimes, Brenna Harding tackles one of her toughest roles.

  • by Bridget Cormack
Prehistoric unearths the heart of Australian punk
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Prehistoric unearths the heart of Australian punk

Elbow Room's award-winning play that charts a punk band's formation before your eyes is back once more before heading to Edinburgh.

  • by John Bailey
Carole King knocks over Muriel Heslop for theatre's top gong
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Carole King knocks over Muriel Heslop for theatre's top gong

The Broadway show about the superstar singer-songwriter was the big winner at the 2018 Helpmann Awards.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
A metafictional brainstorm to nowhere
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A metafictional brainstorm to nowhere

Annie Baker's latest play The Antipodes lacks her usual subtlety and sophistication.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
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A Single Act review: Time-bending tale of public and private terror

A Single Act review: Time-bending tale of public and private terror

A Single Act Chippen Street Theatre July 12 ★★★

  • by Joyce Morgan
Helpmann's curtain raiser paves the way for a beautiful main event
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Helpmann's curtain raiser paves the way for a beautiful main event

The Australian live performance industry has celebrated a year of achievements with its first of two awards ceremonies for 2018.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Life after #MeToo: Christie Whelan Browne is moving on
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Life after #MeToo: Christie Whelan Browne is moving on

Christie Whelan Brown has been in the eye of the storm since her allegations of sexual harassment. She talks about #MeToo, and her exciting new stage role.

  • by Jill Stark
Australia's live performance leaders reflect on industry post #MeToo
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Australia's live performance leaders reflect on industry post #MeToo

As Australia's live performance industry prepares to celebrate the Helpmann Awards, five nominees reflect on the industry in 2018.

  • by Hannah Francis, Broede Carmody & Nathanael Cooper
Wit and charm bring Coral Browne's fascinating life to light
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Wit and charm bring Coral Browne's fascinating life to light

This one-woman show charts the colourful life of the Melbourne actor who rose from awkward Footscray girl to star of stage and screen.

  • by Cameron Woodhead