Top Ten Most Wanted Musicals

Here’s our Top Ten Most Wanted Musicals

Top Ten Coronation-themed Musicals

With the coronation of King Charles III, we’ve compiled our list of the Top 10 Coronation-themed musicals.

Latest Reviews

Mother and Son

Mother and Son

  Written by Geoffrey Atherden, Mother and Son was a popular television series which aired from 1984 to 1994. The original series starred Ruth Cracknell, Garry McDonald, Henri Szeps and Judy Morris. An updated version aired on tv in 2023 starring Matt Okine and...

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7 Captiva Road

7 Captiva Road

By Chenoah Eljan Walking into the theatre Avril Lavigne’s “My Happy Ending” plays, welcoming the audience to 2004 but also alluding quite adroitly to what is about to unfold. Olivia (Helen Doig) sits on stage, muttering along to a television. Four unique spaces of a...

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The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

By David Gardette Words have power. Words shape people, culture, and beliefs. The power of words and language not only create the world around us but have the authority to influence society and change. After reading ‘The Surgeon of Crowthorne,' about the making of the...

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Adventures in Neverland

Adventures in Neverland

By Melanie Thomas On a beautiful sunny day at Central Park in Malvern I was fortunate to attend the first day of Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s children's show ‘Adventures in Neverland’. Directed by Carl Whiteside, who is strongly experienced in children's theatre,...

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The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

 By George Dixon The Duchess of Malfi, written by John Webster in around 1612, is based on actual events in Italy.  Giovanna d'Aragona was the real-life Duchess of Amalfi who was widowed at the age of 19, in 1498. To bring the characters into context, Giovanna...

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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

By Calysta Morgan Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Central Park Malvern, Melbourne Shakespeare Company's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing" transports audiences on a delightful journey through time and tradition. With a unique blend of Shakespearean wit and 60s...

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The Wharf Revue

The Wharf Revue

   By Ellis Koch  The Wharf Revue has a solid history. Twenty-four years running in fact and, one hopes, many more years to come.  With such a long history it is no wonder that The Wharf Revue can deliver such a polished and slick product - political satire that...

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Meet Me At Dawn

Meet Me At Dawn

By Adam Rafferty On a coarse blue sand shore, studded with the wreckage of a house, reminiscent of the bow of a tall ship, two women wash up with a thud. So begins Scottish playwright Zinnie Harris’ tale of love and loss that poetically explores the way we humans like...

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

  Review by Nic Conolly   Disney’s latest stage adaptation of Beauty and the Beast premiered on Saturday, February 17th, captivating audiences in Brisbane with its fresh take on the timeless tale. Shubshri Kandiah's portrayal of Belle was a highlight of the...

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Features

Sydney Comedy festival -Maddie Southhall

Sydney Comedy festival -Maddie Southhall

How would you describe the show to someone who knows very little about it? Gayer Than I Used To Be is a show about how I am well… gayer than I used to be. To everyone’s surprise, delight, disdain and confusion (depends who you ask) I’ve taken a step off the beaten...

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Caitlin Burley Gears up for The Great Divide

Caitlin Burley Gears up for The Great Divide

David Williamson's The Great Divide is set to open at Ensemble Theatre later this month. Penned by Australia's most prolific playwright, The Great Divide unfolds in the picturesque town of Wallis Heads, not unlike Williamson’s current hometown Noosa in Queensland. In...

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Sydney Comedy Festival – Nick Capper Meat Oblong

Sydney Comedy Festival – Nick Capper Meat Oblong

Australia's premier agricultural comedian, Nick Capper, is sick of reinventing the wheel. Now, at the tender age of 40, he's got nothing left to lose – it's time to reinvent the oblong. Don't be a square, come get geometric.  How would you describe the show to someone...

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Cathy Hunt and her journey through 7 Captiva Road

Cathy Hunt and her journey through 7 Captiva Road

 7 Captiva Road, by Andrea Ciannavei, is an explosive dark comedic drama about three generations of an Italian American family preparing for the death of their matriarch. A potent and intricate work that, for director Cathy Hunt, really grabbed from the outset. While...

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Carl De Villa’s healing journey through RENT

Carl De Villa’s healing journey through RENT

  Growing in the Philippines, Carl De Villa had to learn to "hustle and bustle" from a very young age. It was an environment that resulted in traumatic experiences for De Villa, who admits it sounds very vague, but explains it's "too much to handle". The trauma...

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Gary Abrahams’ new and surprising Yentl

Gary Abrahams’ new and surprising Yentl

Many would know the story of Yentl from the 1983 movie which was directed, co-written, co-produced, and starred the fabulous Barbra Streisand. The story is based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, and traces the desire of an Ashkenazi...

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News

Multicultural Comedy Night returns to MICF!

Multicultural Comedy Night returns to MICF!

In a triumphant return to MICF after a smash festival debut in 2023, Multicultural Comedy Night is a superb line-up of some of the best comedians in the nation, sharing stories from around the world. Join special host Georgie Carroll and a star-studded 10-act line-up...

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Experience an evening with trailblazing Asia Pacific creatives

Experience an evening with trailblazing Asia Pacific creatives

 Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA) have announced their next evening of artistry and dialogue as part of the Radar event series. On 27 March, join leading Asia Pacific artists and collectives for conversations and performances at The Substation in...

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Car Crash at The Butterfly Club

Car Crash at The Butterfly Club

The story is inspired by the run up to Prince Andrew’s life changing interview about his friendship with financier Jeffrey Epstein. It follows Buckingham Palace staffs’ strategy towards the event. Themes focus on out of touch privilege and an arrogance to wider...

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Competitions

Win a double pass to RENT

Win a double pass to RENT

Win a double pass to RENT at Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday 18th Feb at 6pm.   To enter, simply email allison.hilbig@theatrematters.com.au with: - Your name - Your phone number - Confirmation that you can attend on Sunday 18th February - Why you would like a...

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