10 things you didn’t know about Australian Theatre

This fun little tidbit showed up yesterday in a London blog and I adored it and couldn’t help but share it with you all!

My good friend Andy Conaghan (last seen on Australian stages in South Pacific and currently appearing in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) brought it to my attention. Thanks Andy – late night Facebook sessions bring out some good content after all.

The 10 things [Londoners] didn’t know about Australian Theatre is the article from WhatsOnStage.com – and yes, they are a little condescending:

It’s not just Kangaroos and Neighbours, the theatre scene down-under is more important than you may have previously thought…

(Ooh… I’m going to pretend I didn’t really read that properly and move on to the good stuff…)

But isn’t it lovely that the Australian and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts in London is keeping the attention of the mother country long enough to create a list like this!?

Trust the British to enjoy the fact that we traded in Rum back in 1796 so much!
(I wonder if they’d also enjoy the fact that our most recent offering off Broadway is a show called Drunk ShakespeareYes, it’s a thing. And it’s also played in Brisbane at the Anywhere Theatre Festival this week!)

I’m glad that our quirks made it onto a buzz list! Hooray for Australian Theatre!

Read: 10 things you didn’t know about Australian Theatre on WhatsOnstage.Com

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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