Returning from a sold-out season at the Old Fitz Theatre in 2015, Blonde Poison is back for an exclusive Sydney Opera House season and then travels to Melbourne Theatre Company’s Lawler theatre in for a 13 show season.
Described as a “90 minute tour de force” (Kevin Jackson, Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary) this one-woman play is not one to miss. Hagan has established the vast dimensions of Stella’s (Belinda Giblin) character range from tortured victim to cruel killer, from loving daughter and mother to betrayer of friends, from gentle lover to depraved promiscuity.
STC and STCSA’s co-production of Machu Picchu is in the middle of its SA season it’s being well received!
“Smith provides a near-endless stream of belly laughs from the most unexpected of dark places to lighten the load with such aplomb that most of the journey is actually a comedy.”
Patrick McDonald, The Advertiser
“Smith’s finely crafted analogy becomes clear – that foundations, whether emotional or physical, are crucially important to any lasting endeavour.”
John Dexter, The Adelaide Review
“Machu Picchu is a sobering reminder that we ought to be making the most of what we have, each day, and not taking anything for granted, because what we have can be taken away in a blink.”
Greg Elliott, InDaily
Machu Picchu is on at STCSA’s Dunstan Playhouse until May 1. For more information and how to book, click here.
The works of today’s leading Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
We are delighted to announce that Melissa Bubnic has been nominated for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting for Boys Will Be Boys (Sydney Theatre Company) and Jan Sardi & Mac Gudgeon have been nominated for the Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting for Part 2 of The Secret River (Ruby Entertainment).
Winners are to be announced on the eve of the Sydney Writers’ Festival on Monday 16 May 2016.
The prestigious ADG awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year.
We are thrilled to announce Emma Freeman has been nominated for Best Director in the TV Drama Series category for the opening episode of ABC Drama Glitch and Michael Rymer has been nominated for Best Director in a TV Mini Series for the opening episode of Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli.
We’d also like to congratulate Del Kathryn Barton, who is new to Cameron’s Management, for her nomination along with Brendan Fletcher for their animated short film, Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and The Rose.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 6 May.
Multi award-winning playwright Patricia Cornelius has had her dynamic new Australian play – Savages – premier in Sydney. Savages takes a tough look at masculinity and misogyny amongst a pack of ordinary young men. It is a cautionary tale about a group of men who don’t really know themselves or what they can become. First performed at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne 2013, Savages runs until May 1 at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst. For more information and how to book click here.
“…Cornelius has had the courage to say what our cowardly wowser politicians have not: violence is only tangentially an alcohol issue.”
John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald
“… a confronting work and worth experiencing for its theatricality. But most of all for Ms Cornelius’ skill in the writing… There’s no one in Australia who can use language like Patricia Cornelius.”
Kevin Jackson, Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary
“Savages is an impressive piece of writing. The drawn-out vowels of Australian slang are met with jarring rhymes, interlacing a dark comedy into an ultimately horrific story.”
Sophie Gillfeather-Spetere, artsHub
“Savages is one of the greatest Australian plays of the last few years… it’s bleak, tough and absolutely uncompromising, but it’s a work of such legitimate genius…”
Ben Neutze, Daily Review
“Savages is clever, absorbing, funny, touching and awful by turns… there probably isn’t another playwright who would be as ambitious or be able to pull it off.”
Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
Celebrated director, Rodney Fisher, has made his mark on the 2016 Brisbane Baroque Festival in his master-of-all-trades performance as adapter, designer and director of this one-off work of KING ARTHUR. Rodney’s adaptation of Henry Purcell’s opera to an original text by John Dryden has been described as part masque, part historic drama and part musical theatre. Widely acclaimed character actress Miriam Margoyles narrated the work. This one-off work was performed last night at Brisbane City Hall with the festival concluding on April 16.
Cameron’s client, Giula Sandler (Nowhere Boys, Wentworth, Glitch), and David Hannam (Nowhere Boys, Carlotta) have had their creation, Hereafter, selected for Werner Film Productions’ Story Lab Project. Hereafter is a high concept family drama that was chosen from near 500 submissions in 2015. The pair are in Melbourne leading a week-long intensive workshop to develop the work and will be joined by writer-producer and specialist script producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100, Lost). Both are excited to have Javier on hand helping the development process with their compelling, character driven drama.
Giula’s efforts as script producer and writer for Nowhere Boys season 2 have also been lauded on the international stage as the Matchbox production took home the International Emmy Kids Award. Blake Ayshford (Tomorrow, When the War Began, Nowhere Boys, Devil’s Playground) also wrote on the season.
Bob Ellis, esteemed and long-standing client of the Cameron Creswell Agency, passed away at his Sydney home yesterday afternoon, aged 73, after being diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015. Author, journalist, playwright, political commentator, speechwriter, satirist and screenwriter, he had a prolific career challenging the status quo, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Our sympathies are with his wife, Anne Brooksbank and his children Jacky, Jenny and Tom. He was an old and good friend and we will miss him sorely.
Melbourne playwright Patricia Cornelius was one of the big winners at last night’s Green Room Awards in Melbourne, picking up four awards in the independent category for her and fellow playwright Susie Dee’s production SHIT.
Blake Ayshford (writer, script producer), Josh Mapleston (writer) and Simon Ozolins (DOP) all worked on the highly anticipated television series Tomorrow When the War Began, which is set to delight families, and fans of the John Marsden novels, when it premieres next month on ABC3.
The six-part adventure series tells the story of a group of young Australian friends who find themselves in the midst of a hostile takeover by a newly forced Asian Coalition. The unsuspecting Australian military is quickly overwhelmed and none of Australia’s allies, including the U.S., are immediately willing to risk possible nuclear war to come to her aid.
Tomorrow When the War Began premiers Saturday 23 April at 7:30 on ABC3