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Young actresses Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas, Sasha Rose and Molly Barwick share the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical. David Moir/AAP

Marvellous Matilda: the child on stage

Can you fake innocence? The four professional actresses playing Mathilda are part of a long tradition of idealised childhood.
Musicals such as The King and I bring the crowds – but should a state-funded opera company be staging them? Photo: Brian Geach. Opera Australia

Shall we dance? Why Opera Australia staged The King and I

Why is Opera Australia staging The King and I? The Rodgers and Hammerstein favourite is currently playing at the Sydney Opera House and has been a remarkably successful choice, commercially speaking. Even…
Worst musical name ever? Yui Mok/PA

Lloyd Webber flop Stephen Ward bewildered the audience

No one has ever claimed that the gods of theatre are fair. Musicals have flopped in London for any number of reasons: some were ahead of their times (the first production of Sweeney Todd), some were overpriced…

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