SBS reveals new Eurovision hosts

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SBS announced last month that Australia’s long-serving Eurovision hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang would be leaving the annual broadcast, much to the distress of many local Eurovision fans. But after eight years, it seems it’s time for fresh blood, and SBS has brought in two new beloved TV hosts for the 2017 competition…

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Opera Australia’s Carmen creative team speaks out

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News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Director Gale Edwards, set designer Brian Thomson and costume designer Julie Lynch have delivered a slapdown to Opera Australia just two days before its multimillion-dollar production of Carmen opens on Sydney Harbour. In a statement sent to media this afternoon, the trio, who directed and designed the original Carmen on Sydney Harbour in 2013, have said that they cannot

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Bruce Beresford to direct Ladies in Black film

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Oscar nominee Bruce Berseford is set to direct a film adaptation of Madeleine St John’s beloved 1993 novel The Women in Black, having just received major production investment funding from Screen Australia. The film version comes after a successful stage musical adaptation of the book, renamed Ladies in Black. Beresford, whose credits include Breaker Morant, Puberty Blues, Tender Mercies, and the Best Picture Oscar-winning Driving

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WATCH: Tim Minchin plays Trump in Matilda parody

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Tim Minchin has previously suggested that Donald Trump’s presidency might be beyond parody, but the composer and comedian seems to have changed his mind. On Monday night’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Minchin appeared in Donald: The Musical, a rewritten version of his Matilda hit song When I Grow Up. Minchin played Trump alongside Corden as Steve Bannon, Abigail

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Win a double pass to Zach’s Ceremony

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Zach’s Ceremony is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary captured over ten years that shows one boy’s journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story. Its themes are universal: that of family and connection, but also explores the fascinating and unique question of what it means to be a modern man belonging to the oldest living culture

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Daily Review’s Comedy Six: Stuart Goldsmith

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Fresh from appearances on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, the UK’s Stuart Goldsmith returns to Australia and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2017. Goldsmith’s hit show Compared to What is playing at MICF from March 30, and marks his

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Daily Review’s Comedy Six: Tessa Waters

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Tessa Waters is bringing her new show Fully Sik to Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March 30, after touring around the globe for much of 2016. Last year she took her physical comedy Over Promises and her body positive kids show How To Be A Rockstar to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brighton, Athens, London Southbank, Berlin and Edinburgh. Now that she’s back home in

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