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Big companies tour more, do they? George bungles the arts again

Big companies tour more, do they? George bungles the arts again

It makes sense to fund major arts companies and not small ones because the large ones do most of the touring, says Arts Minister George Brandis. Except that is blatantly false. Crikey arts writer Ben Eltham and Crikey intern Joely Mitchell crunch the numbers.

That’s not what I meant! Beware the deceptive pull quote

That’s not what I meant! Beware the deceptive pull quote

What to do when "an extraordinary disappointment" in your review becomes "Extraordinary!" on the side of the theatre.

Stripping all pretension and saying Yes to prog

Stripping all pretension and saying Yes to prog

Boom Crash Opera guitarist Peter Farnan decides to give prog another go.

A class act: how Cate Blanchett saved STC

A class act: how Cate Blanchett saved STC

Cate Blanchett charmed a packed house in Sydney last night, as part of her interview with Anne Summers.

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to <em>Crikey</em>)

The ripple of Australian art that radiates outwards (all the way to Crikey)

The arts is a living, breathing monster; roaring in our major cultural spaces and dingy laneways near you. Crikey is diving into the pond with the launch on Monday of Daily Review.

The naked truth far less sexy than media furore at Flinders

The naked truth far less sexy than media furore at Flinders

When a student complained about being "forced" to appear naked on stage, all hell broke loose. Flinders University academic and theatremaker Julian Meyrick peels back the madness to find the truth.

Theatre review: <em>The Cherry Orchard</em>, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne

Theatre review: The Cherry Orchard, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne

Simon Stone's adaptation of the Chekov classic ticks all the right boxes, writes Mark Pearce.

Theatre review: <em>Blue Man Group</em>, Lyric Theatre, Sydney

Theatre review: Blue Man Group, Lyric Theatre, Sydney

The infamous performance troupe isn't too cerebral, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke

Rupert the ‘insignificant hunchback’? Williamson on Murdoch’s cabaret

Rupert the ‘insignificant hunchback’? Williamson on Murdoch’s cabaret

Australia's most celebrated playwright has written a new work on the life of the country's most famous son. David Williamson talks to Crikey about capturing the media mogul for the stage.

What’s old is new again? The debate setting theatre on fire

What’s old is new again? The debate setting theatre on fire

There's a fierce debate on the Australian stage over classic texts, original plays and the blurry line between the two. Theatremaker and La Boite artistic director David Berthold hopes it inspires better writing.