Friday, April 16, 2021

Directorial Innovation for Blood Brothers in Newcastle

After falling in love with a production of Blood Brothers in Edinburgh in 1987, director Adelle Richards jumped at the opportunity to bring it to the stage of the Newcastle Theatre Company.   Richards' self-described...

Prepare Thyself For Action – Romeo and Juliet in the Gardens, Albury

Much like audiences of Shakespeare’s time, the crowds that gather in the picturesque Albury Botanic gardens each year for The Other Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in the gardens are looking to be entertained rather that...

$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...

Wicked 5 Ways – RatNews Feature

If you have even a passing interest in theatre in regional Australia, you’ve probably noticed that things have been a little green around some of the larger, and not so large, regional centres about...

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...

Albury-Wodonga 10 Minute Play Festival – RatNews Review

There was a definite theme running through the eight short plays of last night’s 10 Minute Play Festival at the Albury Wodonga Theatre Company – intimacy - seen and unseen. It’s unlikely such risqué subject...

World premiere of a new musical – The Butterfly Lounge – The Other Theatre...

New musicals are often inspired by popular novels, movies or Disney stories, but according to award winning playwright Alex Gibbs, his new musical Butterfly Lounge was born of an image of a man in...

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...

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 the prospect of seeing the stage version of the cult...

Family Affair in Tweed for Broadway Blockbusters

On the eve of Tweed Theatre Company’s production of Broadway Blockbusters, RATnews talks with the incredibly talented mother and daughter team that has brought this creative, and out of the ordinary, show to the...
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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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