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‘No jab, no play’ for theatre performers

‘No jab, no play’ for theatre performers

A Sydney show has become the first Australian theatre production to force performers to get the jab.

  • by Nick Galvin and Linda Morris

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Theatre group devises pandemic-friendly way to stage quality shows

Theatre group devises pandemic-friendly way to stage quality shows

The brainchild of Melbourne’s Born in a Taxi theatre group, The Cube is a pop-up theatre, complete with top-notch sound, lights and stage.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Rebel with a million-dollar cause: Wilson donates $1m to theatre that gave her a start
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Rebel with a million-dollar cause: Wilson donates $1m to theatre that gave her a start

Hollywood star Rebel Wilson will have a new theatre named after her in Sydney’s Walsh Bay after a game-changing act of generosity.

  • by Nick Galvin
Hundreds of shows cut from Fringe as lockdown reality hits

Hundreds of shows cut from Fringe as lockdown reality hits

The Melbourne Fringe will lose 90 per cent of the program it announced only a week ago. But some digital-only shows will still go on.

  • by Nick Miller
Shows and venues stampede COVID-19 crisis money

Shows and venues stampede COVID-19 crisis money

Opera Australia has received a $5 million lifeline from the federal government after it cancelled its blockbuster season of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle.

  • by Linda Morris
Anastasia Fai Kogan: From Russia, with a love for fine food and music

Anastasia Fai Kogan: From Russia, with a love for fine food and music

Anastasia Fai Kogan, the wife of the rich-list e-commerce baron, wants people to value her insights, not her chequebook.

  • by Nick Miller
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You deserve a medal – and the Melbourne Fringe will give you one

You deserve a medal – and the Melbourne Fringe will give you one

Do you feel like you deserve an award for getting through the last year? Well, start writing that acceptance speech.

  • by Nick Miller
Streamed theatre rarely cuts it – but what if you remove the visual aspect?
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Streamed theatre rarely cuts it – but what if you remove the visual aspect?

One company has hit on a novel way to save a theatre production from COVID-19 oblivion.

  • by John Shand
It’s been a quiet summer at Edinburgh’s festivals

It’s been a quiet summer at Edinburgh’s festivals

This time of year, the Scottish capital is usually a cultural hurly-burly. But the pandemic has readjusted realities: the Fringe had hundreds, not thousands of shows.

  • by Matt Wolf
Spinning in air, in knots, in drag, is this circus artist’s happy place

Spinning in air, in knots, in drag, is this circus artist’s happy place

Contortionist Jarred Dewey is going to explore “massive ideas” in Circus Oz’s new fellowship program.

  • by Nick Miller
Fringe festival’s ‘overflowing’ ticket experiment to help artists

Fringe festival’s ‘overflowing’ ticket experiment to help artists

This year’s Melbourne Fringe will have an innovative ticketing scheme allowing audiences to pay more – or less – than the standard price, no questions asked.

  • by Nick Miller