One of the big attractions in the Centenary 100 celebrations, for me anyway, was the Famous Spiegeltent having a season in the Parliamentary Rose Gardens. I was kinda hoping there’d be a range of good quality music, cabaret and performances to watch, the same as Spiegeltent seasons have had in Melbourne and Sydney in the [...]
Canberra Rep launched its 2013 season on Friday night – the plays are:
1) Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, directed by Catherine Hill – auditions 16-18 November 2012, performs 14 Feb-2 March 2013.
Based on the Helen Mirren/Julie Waters film, two friends come up with the idea for a fund-raising calendar with a saucy difference – but [...]
Twins, Twins, Two for the show…
Tonino is a charming swashbuckler from Venice. Zanetto is a humble boy from a small town just outside Bergamo. Both have appointments in Verona involving marriage, revenge, money and a most hiss-able villain. And both happen to be identical twins. Confusion reigns in a fast and furious musical romp set [...]
From the pen of John Doyle (author of the miniseries “Changi”, and, in his alter-ego as Roy Slaven, inventor of the Flat Bag, the Battered Sav and the Hello Boys), “The Pig Iron People” is in its final week at Canberra Rep. A dark comedy, it deals with the contrast in values that arise when [...]