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.
A shopping list would be more interesting
Be absorbed, amused, moved and thoroughly entertained
Sparkles from start to finish.
Okay, and then what?
A genuinely thought-provoking production
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?
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
August 22 - 30 (NSW)
Faust + Omega
Tuesday 23 September, 7.30pm (NSW)
Love and Death and an American Guitar
August 24, 31 & September 7 (NSW)
26 - 31 August (NSW)
The God of Hell by Sam Shepard
26 august - 13 September 2014 (NSW)
The 39 Steps
August 27 (NSW)
August 28 to September 6 2014 (VIC)
walk in beauty
August 28-31 (NSW)
Rolling Thunder Vietnam
29 - 30 August (NSW)