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Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, Eva Price, Howard Panter for Trafalgar Entertainment and Torben Brookman for GWB Entertainment are thrilled to announce that the Australian tour of JAGGED LITTLE PILL, the 15-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical, inspired by the ground-breaking album of the same name by Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, will now premiere in Sydney, opening Theatre Royal Sydney on December 2nd for an exclusive limited season.

“We are thrilled to be reopening the magnificent newly refurbished Theatre Royal Sydney with Jagged Little Pill.  An exceptional new musical for an exceptional reborn world class theatre.” said Sir Howard Panter, Joint CEO Trafalgar Entertainment Group

Tickets for the exclusive limited season on sale now at jaggedmusical.com

As previously announced the original Sydney season was postponed due to COVID 19 restrictions and original ticket holders will be notified directly regarding the new rescheduled performance dates in December. Continue reading JAGGED LITTLE PILL TO RELAUNCH THEATRE ROYAL

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Swan Lake 3D©Chris Lobina for Sky Arts
Swan Lake 3D©Chris Lobina for Sky Arts

The swans have triumphantly returned to Sydney in this touring revival of MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE which has just opened for a short season at the Theatre Royal.

Readers might already be familiar with this ground breaking version now regarded as a modern iconic classic. This is the production with the deeply troubled Prince , the ditzy unsuitable girlfriend, the corgis and the ‘Moth ‘ ballet. It is also now famous for its male swans and the role of the Swan/Stranger, as first created and performed by Adam Cooper. Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake


Amy Lehpamer, Matt Hethrington, Katrina Retallick, and Anne Wood. Pic Matt Watson
Amy Lehpamer, Matt Hethrington, Katrina Retallick, and Anne Wood. Pic Matt Watson

On Thursday last I had the great pleasure of watching a rehearsal for the upcoming season of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – and, if I can take the popular modern liberty of inventing a new word, it promises to be ‘scoundralously‘ good!

We only got to see an early couple of scenes, it’s only the eighth rehearsal, but already one can see the wicked main characters and the sense of humour to match blossoming under the genius of such luminaries as Tony Sheldon, John Wood, Matt Hetherington and Amy Lehpamer, deftly directed by Roger Hodgman.

I interviewed Katrina Retallick and Matt Hethrington who both asserted that the rehearsals were such fun that it had to translate to an uproarious, laugh a minute experience for the audiences. Katrina said, “The more outrageous I can be- the better. When asked what they thought the audience would remember most from the show they both agreed, “That they had had a fun night.”

Matt said that, being a fan of the two movie versions, (Marlon Brando and David Niven preceded the eighties flick in 1964 under the name “Bedtime Story”!), he was pleased to see more than the occasional nod to those scripts, which he thought that audiences would appreciate. He was also pleased to be able to introduce younger people to the older style of comedy created by comedians like Jerry Lewis.

The songs sound great, augmented by a talented ensemble. I can’t wait to see the finished show.

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS opens at the Theatre Royal on 24 October.