And it’s also a major month for theatre, with Belvoir openingJasper Jones, Malthouse with Meow Meow’sLittle Mermaid and Black Swan State Theatre Company showcasing Western Australia’s hottest young playwrights, Gita Bezard and Will O’Mahony withGirl Shut Your Mouth andTonsils & Tweezers.
Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company also open new shows:The Golden Age,Ladies in Black and Quartet.
2016 marks some notable birthdays: Black Swan State Theatre Company turns 25, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra turns 110, Opera Australia is 60, Opera Queensland is 35, and State Opera of South Australia turns 40. And we’ll also be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. That’s a lot to celebrate.
Bethwyn Serow Executive Director
Australian Major Performing Arts Group