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Australian theatre

Raising the Curtain

Wednesday 14 November, 7.30pm

For the first time on television, the stories of the Australian stage will be brought to life in this landmark series commissioned by STUDIO. This is the tale of how Australia has entertained, been entertained and used theatre to speak to the world. From the entrepreneurial risk-takers that brought the first Australian plays to life,…

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Belvoir announce 2013 Season

Belvoir have announced their 2013 season with 13 productions across both Upstairs and Downstairs. About growing up (or not) and finding your place in a chaotic world, next year’s season features some of Australia’s finest actors bringing incredible stories to the Belvoir stage. Artistic Director Ralph Myers kicks off the year when he directs J.M….

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Perth Festival: Jack Charles V The Crown

Perth Festival 2012 presents Jack Charles v The Crown, a veteran actor, Koori elder, activist and – until recently – heroin addict and cat-burglar. It runs from 15-23 February at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Watch more STUDIO ArtBreaks here.

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Sydney Festival TV: Briefs

Jam-packed with gobsmacking circus tricks, zany vaudeville and outrageous dancing – Briefs is male burlesque at its best. Go behind the scenes with Australia’s beefcake troupe as they perform in the Idolize Spiegeltent as part of Sydney Festival 2012. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a daily fix of…

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Sydney Festival TV: Thyestes

Fresh from his ‘Best Mainstage Production Award’ at the Sydney Theatre Awards for The Wild Duck, Simon Stone directs Thyestes at Carriageworks. The savagery of this Greek legend is reinterpreted into a shockingly funny, edge-of-your-seat and partially improvised new version. Catch the cast and crew rehearsing and improvising the tale of a King who unwittingly…

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Sydney Festival TV: I’m Your Man

I’m Your Man is an adrenaline-pumping boxing-ring drama set in Bankstown about contemporary masculinity and courage at Belvoir St Theatre. Meet the actors working with a paper-less script in this Sydney Festival production, and director Roslyn Oades who recorded real boxers for 18 months. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to…

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Sydney Festival TV: The Boys

From its sold-out premiere twenty-one years ago to the award-winning film adaptation, The Boys is a controversial Australian classic. Go behind the scenes as it’s reimagined by Griffin Theatre for Sydney Festival 2012.  See the story of one man’s return from jail, and meet director Sam Strong. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or…

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