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Sister act, with mum too

For a Tarneit mother and her two daughters, acting is a family affair. Mala Singh-Narayan and her daughters, 16-year-old Shyla and 19-year-old Shanika attend ATA...

Tamara puts on the Ritz

Tamara Eden has sung and danced her way around the world – but for her latest gig, Puttin’ On the Ritz, she’s coming home to Melbourne. Eden,...

Footscray theatre group shows plenty of wit

Super-heroes, jail inmates and a new spin on Sherlock Holmes will feature women in many guises as the western suburbs’ own theatre ensemble takes...

Caliban explores catastrophic climate change

The impending affects of calamitous climate change are being brought to the stage by some of the west’s most promising young theatre talent. Developed and...

Williamstown High $3m theatre on track

Williamstown High School’s $3 million theatre is on track, with Building Engineering Pty Ltd appointed to complete the project. Williamstown MP Wade Noonan announced the...

Monkey tale for Footscray actor in the Australian premiere of Trevor

A Footscray actor has been channelling his inner chimpanzee in readiness for his latest production. Rory Kelly is taking the title role in Red Stitch’s...

Check in to Hotel Obscura

Audiences are being warned to expect the unexpected when they check into Hotel Obscura this week as part of the Festival of Live Art...

Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays will be brought to life on the banks of the Maribyrnong River this month. Sly Rat Theatre Co will...

Catching the Yellow Wave

An epic of 19th century Australian literature is hitting the stage with a helping hand from Footscray playwright Jane Miller. Miller has distilled Kenneth Mackay’s...

Miss Friby brings her burlesque best to Footscray

Cabaret is coming to the west as Footscray’s own Miss Friby teams up with The Reverence Hotel for a special run of shows. Australia’s Got...

Musical monodrama on memory and the macabre

A musical meditation on memory and the macabre by Footscray composer David Chisholm’s will enjoy its local debut at this year’s Melbourne Festival. Chisholm’s musical...

Outsiders are coming to Fringe

Fresh from a sell-out season at the Castlemaine Fringe Festival, Hobo Playhouse is bringing its award-winning production of Outsiders to Footscray. Young slam poet Sam...

Standing on the outside looking in at Brooklyn

Brooklyn primary school children will show another side of their suburb when they reveal their Outside In project on Friday. Brooklyn is one of Australia’s...

Council says no to funds for school theatre

Hobsons Bay council has voted 4-3 against allocating $100,000 in its budget towards Williamstown High School’s new theatre. Councillors Carl Marsich, Sandra Wilson and Jason...

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Rare arts in the spotlight

Crafting a wooden boat is like making something that’s fighting you the whole way, says fifth generation Williamstown boat builder Greg Blunt. He is among...