Mar
16
2012

Hobart’s Theatre Royal celebrates 175 years

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Hobart's Theatre Royal anniversary celebration continues to entice visitors with a full production schedule.

The cultural hot spot has so far wowed audiences with performances from internationally renowned comedian Ross Nobel, as well a host of other big-name celebrities including The Wharf Revue.

British actress Miriam Margolyes is back in the country for the first time since her sell-out tour in 2007, with her own take on Charles Dickens' most engaging female characters.

On stage for two nights only – March 16 and 17 – Margolyes' preference for irreverent, thought provoking and colourful performances is sure to strike a chord with audiences.

But comedy is not the only dish on the menu at this cultural feast where decadence is a top priority.

Australian actor and playwright, Brendan Cowell, adds an element of sophistication to the line-up.

Cowell's Ruben Guthrie is an engaging twenty-something with ample career prospects, a perfect fiancee and the somewhat disturbing, albeit alcohol-induced, belief in his own ability to fly.

This award-winning play is on from March 22 to 31, presented by Tasmanian acting group Blue Cow, and will take on the directorial influence of Robert Jarman.

Opera, dance and cutting-edge art are on show in the month of April with stirring performances by some of the country's leading artists.

A sultry combination of fire, passion and seduction take to the stage in Melbourne Opera's April 14 production of Bizet's Carmen.

Prepare for a visual and auditory spectacular as you sway to the sound of the Toreador Song, Habanera, Seguidilla and Flower Song among others.

If descriptors like 'avant-garde', 'cutting-edge' and 'ground-breaking' are right up your alley then you will want to book tickets for Big hART's Namatijira.

Telling the story of Elea – one of Australia's most iconic Indigenous artists – who was born in central Australia at the turn of the last century, this is one of the Scott Rankin's most acclaimed productions.

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