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 waste of talent, money and opportunity
Mulvany Medea was a game-changer
One for the true believers.
Clever, confounding and beautifully executed. Recommended.
A short, sharp and shocking night that is often brilliant.
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?
Celtic Legends - Sutherland
October 23 (NSW)
Brian Cox – Making Sense of the Cosmos
October 24 (NSW)
Celtic Legends - Griffith
October 25 (NSW)
Amadeus by Peter Schaffer
October 25 - November 29 (NSW)
October 26 (NSW)
Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway
October 26 (VIC)
Light the Night 2014
October 27 (NSW)
Celtic Legends - Shepparton
27 October (VIC)
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Oct 28 - Nov 2 ()