Celebrating 20 years of The Wharf Revue.
Diana Simmonds is an author, editor and theatre critic. She is also a regular book reviewer for Limelight. Her arts website stagenoise.com.au is Sydney’s longest established. She has written for Fairfax, News Ltd and Kerry Packer, and at 15 was The Mombasa Times’ yachting correspondent.
Articles by Diana Simmonds
John Bell investigates the quality of leadership, taking Shakespeare as his guide.
The populist impresario’s reminiscences are entirely unputdownable.
An Aussie singing legend gets the biography she so thoroughly deserves.
Give your nose wrinkling disdain at the musical taste of others a rest, says Diana Simmonds.
A fascinating visual slice of fin de siècle Australian theatrical life.
Helen Marquand's labour of love reveals the life and times of an émigré pianist.
The curious case of a trio of pianists cut off in their prime.
Australia’s Max Bialystock gets a biography to match his rollicking life.
A visual feast for opera buffs and sticky beaks alike.
Missy Mazzoli's opera, based on Lars von Trier's film, builds to a devastating finale.
Unique memories from Gilbert & Sullivan to JC Williamson Ltd.
Meryl Tankard's remarkable solo work from 1988 has been remade in exquisite fashion with prima ballerina Natalia Osipova now starring.