Category: Features

November 16, 2019 / Features

The last time Lakecia Benjamin was in Sydney her alto saxophone was part of the sound surrounding comedian Craig Robinson. This time she’ll play jazz in an intimate club. That’s a perfect snapshot of a career that could be seen as swinging between rubbing shoulders with mega-stardom and digging deep…

October 23, 2019 / Features

The billboard for the 1956 movie Baby Doll was the world’s biggest sign, covering an improbable 15,000 square metres high above Broadway in New York. It showed a thumbing-sucking Carroll Baker in the titular role, with limbs 24 metres long and three-metre eyebrows above her sultry stare. The film needed…

February 22, 2019 / Features

Given his stature and breadth of career, it’s remarkable that Hugo Weaving has never performed any play from the great canon of 20th-century American works. That’s about to change when he inhabits the larger-than-life character of Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (STC, Roslyn Packer…