A good piece of theatre can stop the clock, suspending its audience in an otherworld where they want to stay. The G&S’s production of Evita does just that.
Forget the ill-founded arts snobbery – there’s a thin line between professional and ‘amateur’ theatre. The links between the two run deep in South Australia, where the non-pro scene continues to thrive and serve up all manner of stage spectacles.
It’s been nearly 80 years since the infamous Ern Malley hoax yet it is still inspiring new creative works. Samela Harris, who has lived with Ern since she was a child, reflects on how the affair affected her family and left her with the strangest of legacies.
Clearly, our children have been starving for some serious silliness. Windmill’s performance of Hiccup! has barely begun when the theatre erupts in the giggles.
In the toughest of years for the arts, South Australian companies created new ways to find audiences – and some of these innovations are here to stay.
This little-seen Hans Heysen painting – set to be auctioned this weekend – captures a dramatic New Zealand mountain that more than 90 years later was to take a starring role in the blockbuster film trilogy The Lord of the Rings.