Monday, October 26, 2020

Backstage Brilliance – Highlands Theatre Group Costumier Ron Russell

Many things make theatre a success – but the right costumes provide the colour, and the actors within them the movement, that set the scene for the action on stage.  Costumes are just as much...

The Season at Sarsaparilla – A Charade Indeed – Three River Launceston.

The classic Australian play The Season at Sarsaparilla from the pen of Nobel Laureate Patrick White, is experienced director Leigh Oswin’s directorial debut for Three River Theatre in Launceston.  The play’s challenges, both in...

Darkness and Light in Maitland – the Diary of Anne Frank

A chance visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam where those world famous diaries were originally penned during the Second World War, has inspired Co-Directors Lesley Coombes and Guil Noronha to put The...

Creative Brilliance for a Show with Impact – Mittagong NSW

In a big move for Pig’s Fly Productions, production team Fiona Jowett, Lou Vella and Greg Oehm have chosen a show to challenge their audiences and coax them out of their snug Southern Highland...

Rhyme, Reason and the Iambic Pentameter – Love’s Labour’s Lost in Maitland

Maitland’s Reamus Youth Theatre is not only making sure their group of 16 to 25’s know their lines in this year’s Shakespeare play, but also how to deliver iambic pentameters – and a whole...

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville – A Sherlock Holmes Mystery in Goulburn

In what might be an Australian premier, Lieder Theatre Company’s production of Ken Ludwig’s fast paced comedy Baskerville – A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, is bound to get audiences venturing out into the cold mid-winter...

Not Your Normal Shakespeare – Measure For Measure in Warragul

In a confident move for Warragul Theatre Company, when selecting shows for their 2017 program, the committee decided to seek out a straight play to add to their long list of highly successful musicals...

$3 million for Regional Theatre in May

May is a massive month for theatre in Regional Australia.  From Towers Players' production of Oliver! in Charters Towers, to Devonport Theatre Company’s Whistle Down the Wind  in Tasmania, and across to Goldfield Repertory...

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Welcome to RatNews - Regional Australia Theatre News Magazine.  A place where regional theatre in Australia can showcase what it is that we do so well.  We publish news stories about all the things theatre does...

Murwillumbah does The Real Inspector Hound

By arrangement with ORiGiN™  THEATRICAL, and on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH  LTD.  Murwillumbah Theatre Company present a comic whodunit from the brilliant mind of Tom Stoppard and directed by Julie West. LOVERS of murder mysteries are...
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Disney Rock’n’Roll returns to BYTESized

Disney’s Camp Rock: the Musical is a massive Rock’n’Roll return to a Disney musical for Albury Wodonga’s BYTESized Productions, after the brave, but hugely...

Xanadu Jr – RatNews Review

When ByteSized Productions announced Xanadu Jr. as their major production for 2018, it met with a collective “Huh?”.  While some may have rejoiced at...

Greek Gods, roller skates and leg warmers – ByteSized Productions Xanadu Jr.

Xanadu Jr, the hilarious send up of the 1980 movie of the same name, made famous by such world renowned show biz identities as...
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