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‘It’s insane’: Moulin Rouge! The Musical! is the tonic Melbourne needs

‘It’s insane’: Moulin Rouge! The Musical! is the tonic Melbourne needs

There’s a giant elephant in the room at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. And for once, it’s not COVID-19.

  • by Louise Rugendyke

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‘You don’t know what’s real’: Immersive play recreates a mother’s psychosis

‘You don’t know what’s real’: Immersive play recreates a mother’s psychosis

Troy Rainbow uses virtual reality and interactive AI to complete the stories his mother left him.

  • by Nicole Precel
Pop culture and puberty come together in surreal show

Pop culture and puberty come together in surreal show

Forget the Disney-style coming-of-age story and the old Danish folk tale: this new play breaks down the stereotypes.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Hellish: COVID-19 and a broken heart fuel Virginia Gay’s new-look Cyrano

Hellish: COVID-19 and a broken heart fuel Virginia Gay’s new-look Cyrano

Rehearsals for the MTC’s upcoming production brought uneasy reminders of youthful self-loathing.

  • by Jenny Valentish
Do I get bored watching Harry Potter night after night? Far from it

Do I get bored watching Harry Potter night after night? Far from it

As a debut novelist, the habit of watching closely brought unexpected benefits.

  • by Allee Richards
Motherhood theme wears thin in Still

Motherhood theme wears thin in Still

Despite exploring rich subject matter, the latest production at 45 Downstairs is shapeless and earnest.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
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MTC reopens with a tragicomedy from Florian Zeller
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MTC reopens with a tragicomedy from Florian Zeller

Zeller is also a master at toying with uncertainty in human affairs. Few dramatists can pull the rug out from under an audience’s expectations quite like him.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Oscar winner lures Stephen Curry back to the stage after 17 years

Oscar winner lures Stephen Curry back to the stage after 17 years

It’s a wild ride of comedic sucker-punches and double bluffs, but the chance to star in The Truth was irresistible for Curry.

  • by Jenny Valentish
Sorry, Mum, but you can’t let facts get in the way of a good story

Sorry, Mum, but you can’t let facts get in the way of a good story

In the era of fake news, an existential crisis awaits Melbourne Theatre Company audiences.

  • by John Bailey
In the 1800s, women flocked to Australia. It wasn’t the dream they were promised

In the 1800s, women flocked to Australia. It wasn’t the dream they were promised

The hopes and horrors of single women’s voyages, detailed in historian Elizabeth Rushen’s book Single and Free, are the subject of a new musical.

  • by Sonia Harford
Little wonders: the small-cast plays putting theatre back on the stage

Little wonders: the small-cast plays putting theatre back on the stage

As the arts respond to the COVID-normal world, two- and three-hander plays are making great theatre possible again

  • by Peter Craven