Friday, April 16, 2021

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...

Jesus Christ Superstar Comes To The Blue Mountains

Rehearsals for Blue Mountains Musical Society upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar are in full swing. Having both been involved with Blue Mountains Musical Society for many years, Jesus Christ Superstar...

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...

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...

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...

Mary Poppins by Scots School Albury

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Mary Poppins.  Scots School Albury – March 2017.  Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.  New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles...

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...

Witches descend in Albury-Wodonga

Albury-Wodonga is turning a shade of green lately.  You may have noticed the images of witches (green and blonde) appearing in posters along streets, in your mail box or even strung up on any available...

Welcome to ratnews!

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...

Huge numbers audition for Beauty and the Beast

Director of BYTE Sized Productions 2017 show Beauty and Beast Lachlan Murray said the number of kids auditioning was overwhelming with the total number probably around 180, for about 60 roles.  It shows a real...
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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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