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.
Nancye and Chloe and Emily
Joanna and Bernadette: symbiosis defined
A standing ovation and hugely deserved.
Lavishly entertaining, informative and educational (!)
Roxburgh has it all and more
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?
November 21 - December 13 (NSW)
Schools Spectacular 2014
28 & 29 November (NSW)
November 28 2014- February 22 2015 (NSW)
Meet You Downstairs In The Bar
Sat 29 Nov, Sat 6 Dec (VIC)
Bangarra celebrates 25 years!
Sunday 30 November 2014, from 6:30pm (NSW)
Dec 3 - 13 (VIC)
The Age of Entitlement
December 3 - 20 (NSW)
If They Could See Me Now – Shirley MacLaine
December 4 (VIC)