Shelagh Delaney, who grew up poor in the middle of England in the middle of the 20th century, wrote A Taste of Honey when she was 19. The way she tells it, a young man took her to a play at the Opera House in Manchester, “and I came away after the performance having suddenly […]
I was asked recently what effect A Taste of Honey had had on my life. All I could remember were a handful of idiot teachers who said things like: “I bet you want to be a writer when you grow up, don’t you?” and ‘”Do you want to be famous, like your mum?” Then there […]
Award-winning composer and sound designer, Stefan Gregory, talks about the upcoming production of Shelagh Delaney’s ground-breaking 1958 play, A Taste of Honey, and what life is like as a composer and sound designer for the theatre.
In Part Two of our interview with Tom Wright, Belvoir Artistic Associate and writer of the adaptation of Bliss by Peter Carey, we discover some of the complexities of bringing this iconic novel to the stage…
In a fascinating two-part interview, Tom Wright discusses the ins and outs of adapting Peter Carey’s award-winning debut novel Bliss for the stage, as well as his recent work, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man…
“I am interested in staging Australian classics that offer a theatrical challenge, and that critique and reveal who we are today.” Malthouse Theatre’s Youth and Education Manager Vanessa O’Neill met with their Artistic Director Matthew Lutton to discuss the Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir production of Bliss.
The Sugar House is a story of Sydney. Writer Alana Valentine talks about the play’s genesis… Nostalgia is not always a soothing experience. It can produce rage at things unnecessarily destroyed and pain from a sense of irretrievable loss. Frank Moorhouse Dupain’s Australians In February this year I was invited to speak to the Pyrmont […]
Sarah Goodes talks about bringing The Sugar House to the stage… When I first read Alana’s play I was struck by the family drama at the heart of it: the often tragic triangle of tension that lies within families – two people who don’t know how to love each other and one person stuck in […]