November Sneak Peeks 2018

As the end of the year comes charging towards us, Australia's performing arts companies are mixing it up with exciting new collaborations, new productions and world premieres rounding out a brilliant 2018.

November Sneak Peeks 2018


A highlight of Belvoir’s 2018 season, Strindberg’s The Dance of Death opens this month. This bleakest of dark comedies will be directed by Judy Davis, and feature Pamela Rabe and Colin Friels as a sniping husband and wife locked in an unhappy marriage.

State Theatre Company South Australia will premiere a uniquely Australia story, born of the oral histories of post-war migrants to regional South Australia,The Gods of Strangers, a new work written especially for STCSA by resident artist Elena Carapetis. Sydney Dance Company'sNew Breed will showcase new work by four incredibly talented emerging choreographers performed by the dancers of SDC. Queensland Ballet's groundbreaking Bespoke will challenge assumptions about what dance is, what dancers can do, and how dance is experienced both inside and outside the theatre setting.

In Melbourne, Helpmann award-winning director Sarah Goodes directs playwright Albert Belz’s new play at Melbourne Theatre Company,Astroman, a love letter to the 80s and Circus Oz’s co-created original, hilarious rock’n’roll extravaganza –Rock Bang – with Otto & Astrid from the (self-proclaimed) best band in the world: Die Roten Punkte opens at The Coopers Malthouse. Victorian Opera will celebrate its 20th new work with the world premiere ofLorelei, directed by Sarah Giles and composed by Julian Langdon, Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff. Three operatic powerhouse divas Ali McGregor, Antoinette Halloran and Dimity Shepherd share the role of the mythical mermaid meets present-day enchantress.

Appearing together for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, three stellar international soloists in their own right, join forces to tour the country with Musica Viva. Internationally renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti, with cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk will present some of the masterworks of the piano trio repertoire.

And we can waltz into the festive season with stagings of the Christmas favourite,The Nutcracker. West Australian Ballet and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will each offer audiences in their capital city a night of fantastical fairy tale confection.

Kind regards,

Bethwyn Serow
Executive Director

Australian Major Performing Arts Group



Sneak Peeks