Stagenoise.com was the brainchild of Damian and Tim Madden, two brothers with a love of theatre, music, art and film. They launched the site in 2006 and asked Diana Simmonds to join them as eminence gris shortly afterwards. Since then Damian has become deeply involved in developing websites and life in general while Tim’s musical interests have developed into a life pursuit. Diana now runs stagenoise as a solo show with occasional guest contributors including Caroline Baum.
Diana is one of Sydney’s best-known and most respected arts critics and commentators. Although it’s not particularly fashionable Diana lives for the arts - theatre, music, opera, visual arts, books and the artists who make these essential things. She started writing critically and professionally in London, in the dark ages, on Time Out and City Limits magazines; in Australia, since 1985 she has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin, The Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. Diana is the author of a number of books of fiction and non-fiction but the elusive bestseller remains elusive. She is also a founder-member of the Sydney Theatre Reviewers, that came together in 2006 to annually honour the theatre practitioners of Sydney.
Colourful, exotic and a sight to behold - provided you're not looking too closely.
It would be funny if it were funny
A play for teens, played by teens - but excellent for everybody else too.
Everyone old is new again.
Lessons in life and love - and plenty of tears in between
BAD NEWS FROM THE RIALTO
Today's forecast: not good and will get worse.
DARK DESCENDS ON THEATRE ROYAL
Sydney theatre supply hits the wall
STAGENOISE ON THE HIGH SEAS
Blessed silence for two weeks.
THE RISE AND RISE OF KING KONG
Broadway beckons. Spiderman watch out!
NEXT TO NORMAL: GONE
Why can't the producers get it right?
September 17 - 28 (NSW)
September 17- October 5 (VIC)
GRACE BARBE - THE AFRO SOUND OF THE SEYCHELLES
17-20 September (NSW)
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Sep 19- Oct 19 (NSW)
Is It Because I'm Indian?
September 19 - 28 (QLD)
Simon Tedeschi: Pianist and Prankster
20 to 27 September (NSW)
Crazy Little Thing Called QUEEN
September 20 - 21 (VIC)
Britney Spears: The Cabaret - Parramatta
September 21 (NSW)
Pete the Sheep
September 23 (NSW)