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.
When does laughter turn to tears and rage?
Gloriously silly and amazingly smart.
Definitely worth waiting for.
The less said, the better
Gripping, moving and memorable theatre. Not to be missed.
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?
Dick Whittington and the Panto Pop Idol
December 6 - 14 (NSW)
The Santaland Diaries
Dec 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 (NSW)
Rienzi presented in concert by Melbourne Opera
Dec 8 (VIC)
The Gin Mill Social
December 8 (NSW)
The Coogee Carols
Dec 15 (NSW)
The Coogee Carols
December 15 (NSW)
The Coogee Carols- Guest Artists Announcement
15th December 2013 (NSW)
Voices of Angels featuring Sydney Children's Choir, Gondwana Voices & special guests Goldner String Quartet
December 16 - 17, 2013 (NSW)
Maria Venuti- Mama Claus is coming to town!
December 17 (NSW)