Australian Arts

Keith Michell

30 October 2021 9:00 am

So the lockdowns end, even in Melbourne, and we get a glimpse of what artistic performance may loom in a…

Bob Dylan

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Only in Australia and perhaps only in Sydney, that cradle of the cons and the jailers, the Rum Corps and…

Maggie Smith

16 October 2021 9:00 am

And so we look like being able to see live performance again in the two biggest cities in Australia: Sydney…

Clive Owen

9 October 2021 9:00 am

A time of plague makes us brood on the culture we share in the absence of personal preference. One person…

Heath Ledger

2 October 2021 9:00 am

It’s weird to hear news of artistic life in the midst of Covid. The Sydney Theatre Company has a new…

Nic Denton and Frances O’Connor

25 September 2021 9:00 am

As the northern hemisphere, that ambiguous spectral homeland we’re conscious of, starts to open up, it’s easy to be envious…

Diane Lane

18 September 2021 9:00 am

It was doubly sad the other night to see Virginia Gay deliver a speech from her Covid-cancelled Cyrano on the…

Thomas Mann

11 September 2021 9:00 am

And so Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge is Melbourne’s musical-in- waiting. The show that can only go on when we’re 80…

Charlie Watts

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The endless news is of shows locked down as every form of life is locked down in a nation struggling…

Nicole Kidman

28 August 2021 9:00 am

And, as even Canberra locks down, so do all the shows. The Melbourne Theatre Company shuts down its production of…

Ernest Hemingway

21 August 2021 9:00 am

Entertainment in a public place shrivels as the lockdowns continue. The Australian Ballet has cancelled its Melbourne season, Anna Karenina…

Aden Young

14 August 2021 9:00 am

No one has any guarantee of seeing Sigrid Thornton in Lifespan of a Fact with the Sydney Theatre Company now…

Rose Byrne

7 August 2021 9:00 am

‘Unemployed at last!’ That wonderful bit of national self-mockery that opens the classic Australian novel Such is Life takes on…

John Mortimer & Leo McKern

31 July 2021 9:00 am

What earthly guarantee do we have that live performance is going to be a viable option for Sydney or Melbourne…

The Greeks

24 July 2021 9:00 am

What a time of captivity, what a time of plague. The Disney musical Frozen, long delayed by the mammoth Melbourne…

Martin Clunes

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Just as the lockdown imprisons the people of Sydney those in Canberra have had the chance to see that exhilaration…

Ethos

10 July 2021 9:00 am

A Sydney lockdown on the heels of Melbourne: what price entertainment? It seemed natural as ever to have recourse to…

Singing Shakespeare

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Britain is certainly revving up when it comes to culture. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s defiance about social distancing for his new…

Anya Taylor Joy stars in the new Mad Max

26 June 2021 9:00 am

It’s funny to reflect how the performing arts, theatre in particular, are a lot stronger when they have a literary…

Andrea Riseborough

19 June 2021 9:00 am

National Treasure is a remarkable piece of TV drama, and it looks for a long, bewildering moment like a masterpiece.…

Dylan

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Bob Dylan turned 80 the other week. Does that seem to consign not just the vanished twentieth century but the…

Chekhov

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The trouble with the performing arts in Melbourne is that you blink and they’re gone. The other week we were…

Macbeth

29 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s an extraordinary thing that a director of Bruce Beresford’s reputation should be directing for Melbourne Opera until you remember…

The Dry

22 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s a hard thing, harder than it should be, to film a detective story. Is Billy Wilder’s version of Agatha…

Ulysses

15 May 2021 9:00 am

If you wanted a college at the University of Melbourne that had no hint of imitation Oxbridge you would turn…