Helen Machalias – This Rough Magic

World Premiere – A Street Produced Professional Theatre Production
The Street Theatre, Canberra
Friday 10 – Saturday 11 November, 7:30pm
Wednesday 15 November, 6:30pm
Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm
Sunday 19 November, 4pm
2h 20min including interval

Helen Machalias draws on Shakespeare’s The Tempest in this work about survival and the cost of pursuing the promise of a better life. Refugees Prospero, Miranda and Ariel are washed ashore on Christmas Island seeking asylum in Australia.

Reza Momenzada and George Kanaan talk to Barbie about This Rough Magic
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Bell Shakespeare – Twelfth Night

Canberra Theatre Centre
13 – 21 October 2023

Director Heather Fairbairn places her characters in a garden setting that transforms throughout the play, linking their mortality to life cycles in nature and asking them, along with the audience, to find light in the darkness.

Barbie spoke to Jane Montgomery Griffiths, who plays Malvolia
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Musica Viva Australia – Chopin’s Piano

Llewellyn Hall – ANU, Canberra
7pm, Wednesday 19 July 2023
Featuring Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28

This fusion of chamber music and theatre is adapted from Musica Viva Artistic Director Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano A Journey Through Romanticism. The adaptation, by Kildea and director Richard Pyros, features pianist Aura Go and actor Jennifer Vuletic.

Richard spoke to pianist Aura Go about Chopin’s Piano and her career
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Bell Shakespeare – Macbeth

Canberra Theatre Centre
14 –22 April 2023
Directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of Macbeth in Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays. Bell Shakespeare celebrates this moment with a new production set in the moody 1920s.

Barbie spoke to Eleni Cassimatis, who plays Donalbain and one of the witches, in Bell Shakespeare’s production of Macbeth
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Dylan Van Den Berg – Ngadjung

The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre
18 -27 August 2022 at 7pm

Dylan Van Den Berg, Palawa playwright who lives in Canberra makes his directorial debut with his new play Ngadjung (Ngunnawal for water), a dystopian environmental drama featuring a First Nations cast, Lisa Maza and Kylah Day. Ngadjung, an important First Nations work written and set on Ngunnawal country, was commissioned by Belco Arts in 2019.

Barbie visited Belconnen Arts Centre to speak to the cast of Ngadjung
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