The Bakehouse Theatre this month mounts its final show, A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring cameos by theatre stalwarts Pamela Munt and Peter Green. When the curtain falls it will sell its colourful collection of memorabilia – and an era will be over.
Former Greenhill Galleries owner, radio and television presenter, performer and critic Russell Starke could turn his hand to anything, writes his friend Samela Harris: ‘Russell was a rare example of a true Renaissance man’.
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.
Dashing home to bone up on “spaghettification” is the last thing one expects to do after attending the theatre. But, here comes Creation Creation, a fearlessly out-there piece of documentary theatre from Adelaide’s Windmill team.
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.