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Picnic at Hanging Rock to end Sydney’s New Theatre year

To complete the 2020 Season, following on from Neighbourhood Watch and Animal Farm, New Theatre presents Picnic at Hanging Rock adapted by Tom Wright from the novel by Joan Lindsay. On a blistering summer’s day in 1900, three private school girls and their teacher inexplicably vanished while on a day-trip to Hanging Rock in country Victoria. It was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day treat. They were meant to be home for dinner. They were never seen again. In this adaptation, five young female performers recount the enduring mystery that has haunted the Australian psyche for over a century and struggle to make sense of what happened. We witness the euphoria and terror which reverberates through

New album from Needtobreathe

Grammy Award nominees Needtobreathe have officially announced the release of their new album Out of Body, due to hit shelves on August 28. This will be the band's first release in four years, and Needtobreathe's first album without key member, songwriter, and brother Bo Reinhart. The trio have already given audiences a taste of the new record, with Hang On hitting the airwaves earlier in the year. Following on from the bands critically acclaimed album Hard Love which was the band’s first ARIA Charting album and hit No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, Out of Body marks the band’s first album in four years, and a return to their musical roots. "The last record was a bit of a departure, sonically. T

Sydney gets Australian Premiere of Van Gogh Alive

The world’s most acclaimed and visited multi-sensory COVID-aware experience celebrating one of the most feted artists of all time opens at the Royal Hall of Industries, adjacent to the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from 18 September for a limited season. Emma Triggs, founder and CEO of the M Agency and Promoter of Van Gogh Alive at M-Live, together with creator Bruce Peterson, owner and founder of Grande Exhibitions, are bringing Van Gogh Alive to Australia which is one of the first purpose-built COVID-aware arts and entertainment initiatives. Van Gogh Alive is the large-scale, multi-sensory experience that has inspired over 6 million people across 50 cities around the world including Ro

Todd McDonald’s Boite tenure to end

La Boite Theatre Company has announced that the contract of current Artistic Director and CEO Todd MacDonald will conclude at the end of his current term in December 2020. MacDonald has led the award-winning theatre company for six years and leaves a legacy of commissioning bold new work, championing diverse stories and amplifying critical voices. La Boite Chair Julian Myers thanked MacDonald and commended him on two successful three-year terms at the helm. “Todd has implemented fundamental change which has seen La Boite grow in relevance and social and cultural alignment,” Myers said. “The contribution and impact that La Boite makes in the community are critically important and much of

New Brisbane dates announced for operatic epic the Ring Cycle

Following the announcement by Opera Australia that its November 2020 season of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Verdi’s Aida would be postponed because of COVID-19, new dates have been confirmed for the epic opera season to open in Brisbane from 29 October to 20 November 2021. The production of the Ring Cycle, by movie, theatre and opera director, Chen Shi Zeng, is the world’s first fully digital version of the opera made possible by a collaboration between Opera Australia (OA), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Opera Queensland (OQ), Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) with funding support from the Queensland Government and Brisban

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