Tim Finn Photo: Jim Lee

Quote of the week: “When I’m back in New Zealand, I miss Australia. The bush, the trees, the sound and the feel of the place,” says Tim Finn discussing how much he adored writing the music and lyrics for new Australian musical Ladies in Black.

Meanwhile a musical mystery has been solved by director Simon Phillips at a posh morning tea at the Regent Theatre’s Plaza ballroom. The reason the show is called Ladies in Black, and not Women in Black (like the original novel) is due to Google search dragging up the Daniel Radcliffe play Woman in Black for upteen entries when people seek out the show on the internet. Phillips says they realised that if the production team wanted people to be able to find the show – the name change was a must.

And Finn has also revealed that recently, he was the victim of a social media “imposter”. He tweeted:

@timfinnmusic Thanks everyone for spotting the imposter on Facebook. Much appreciated.”

Julia Morris is back doing stand-up. Photo: Sydney Opera House

Julia Morris is back on the comedy circuit with a new show Lift and Separate announced for next year. The comedic genius will showcase her brilliance around the country, hitting the Sydney Opera House on May 14th and the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne on May 26. Her previous live show in 2015 was sold-out. 

Keeping it funny. The truly outstanding Celia Pacquola is returning to stand-up for one night only this week filming One Night Stan – A Stan Original comedy special. Others taking part include Wil Anderson and Tom Gleeson.

Culture Club are enjoying a continuing and hugely successful comeback and are set to appear at the 6th annual AACTA awards in Sydney next week. And who will be presented with the Longford Lyell award for lifetime achievement the day before

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