Victoria Beal

Victoria Beal Victoria's passion for the arts and entertainment was born in Adelaide, nurtured in Sydney, and is now being further fuelled in Melbourne. Working as producer and talent manager, she has learnt from some of the best in the business and worked with international artists of the highest calibre. If she's not blasting musical theatre soundtracks at her desk and drinking litres of tea, Victoria can be found enjoying a good glass of red or watching Cary Grant movies, but most likely, she's seeing a show somewhere...


MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Interview: Patrisse Cullors & Rodney Diverlus of BLACK LIVES MATTER: IN CONVERSATION in MelbourneBWW Interview: Patrisse Cullors & Rodney Diverlus of BLACK LIVES MATTER: IN CONVERSATION in Melbourne
Posted: Nov. 1, 2017


BWW Review: KEVIN RUDD & KERRY O'BRIEN presented by The Wheeler CentreBWW Review: KEVIN RUDD & KERRY O'BRIEN presented by The Wheeler Centre
Posted: Oct. 26, 2017


BWW Review: WHAT THE HELL? THE HANDMAID'S TALE IN 2017 (PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE WHEELER CENTRE'S FESTIVAL OF QUESTIONS) at Melbourne Town HallBWW Review: WHAT THE HELL? THE HANDMAID'S TALE IN 2017 (PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE WHEELER CENTRE'S FESTIVAL OF QUESTIONS) at Melbourne Town Hall
Posted: Oct. 24, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: CLOC presents LES MISERABLES at The National Theatre, St KildaBWW Review: CLOC presents LES MISERABLES at The National Theatre, St Kilda
Posted: May. 23, 2017


BWW Review: Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICEBWW Review: Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Posted: Jul. 20, 2017


BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Lawler TheatreBWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Lawler Theatre
Posted: Jun. 1, 2017


BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent TheatreBWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent Theatre
Posted: May. 17, 2017


BWW Review: MICHELLE PEARSON'S COMFORT FOOD CABARET at Melbourne FringeBWW Review: MICHELLE PEARSON'S COMFORT FOOD CABARET at Melbourne Fringe
Posted: Sep. 15, 2017


BWW Review: Music Theatre Melbourne Presents Jon English's PARISBWW Review: Music Theatre Melbourne Presents Jon English's PARIS
Posted: Jul. 15, 2017


BWW Interview: Patrisse Cullors & Rodney Diverlus of BLACK LIVES MATTER: IN CONVERSATION in MelbourneBWW Interview: Patrisse Cullors & Rodney Diverlus of BLACK LIVES MATTER: IN CONVERSATION in Melbourne
November 1, 2017

In February 2012, an unarmed African-American high-school student, Trayvon Martin, was shot dead in Sanford, Florida. His death was a flashpoint in American race relations, sparking protests across the United States and the beginning of a totally new kind of civil-rights movement: #blacklivesmatter.

BWW Review: KEVIN RUDD & KERRY O'BRIEN presented by The Wheeler CentreBWW Review: KEVIN RUDD & KERRY O'BRIEN presented by The Wheeler Centre
October 26, 2017

In the trail of the release of the first volume of his story, 'Not For the Faint Hearted', Melbourne audiences witnessed Kevin Rudd in conversation with Kerry O'Brien at the Athenaeum Theatre on October 26th. Presented by The Wheeler Centre, Kerry O'Brien brought his famously biting style of journalism and interview to reveal why Mr Rudd got into politics in the first place, what he saw and did during his time in office, and what he's doing now.

BWW Review: WHAT THE HELL? THE HANDMAID'S TALE IN 2017 (PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE WHEELER CENTRE'S FESTIVAL OF QUESTIONS) at Melbourne Town HallBWW Review: WHAT THE HELL? THE HANDMAID'S TALE IN 2017 (PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE WHEELER CENTRE'S FESTIVAL OF QUESTIONS) at Melbourne Town Hall
October 24, 2017


BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Athenaeum TheatreBWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Athenaeum Theatre
October 5, 2017

Many have seen the famous film featuring a veritable who's who of British screen, and this stage production is just as heartwarming. Based on a true story, the story follows a Women's Institute group in Yorkshire, looking for ways to spice up their humdrum lives and raise money for charity.

BWW Review: UGLY DUCKLING at Melbourne FringeBWW Review: UGLY DUCKLING at Melbourne Fringe
September 21, 2017

Ugly Duckling, written by Spanky and performed by Karla Hillam, breathes new life into the tale we all know about the awkward protagonist coming into their own.

BWW Review: MICHELLE PEARSON'S COMFORT FOOD CABARET at Melbourne FringeBWW Review: MICHELLE PEARSON'S COMFORT FOOD CABARET at Melbourne Fringe
September 15, 2017

Melbourne is the city to be in if you love food and cabaret and Michelle Pearson's Comfort Food Cabaret is the perfect combination of both.

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD at Regent TheatreBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD at Regent Theatre
September 7, 2017

The stage adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name, The Bodyguard The Musical tells the story of Rachel Marron, a chart topping pop star who's life is turned upside down by an obsessed stalker.

BWW Review: THE REAL AND IMAGINED HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN at Malthouse TheatreBWW Review: THE REAL AND IMAGINED HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN at Malthouse Theatre
August 11, 2017

A man featured in literature since the 20s and on stage and film since the 70s, Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as The Elephant Man, has had his story told in a myriad of ways - but none quite like this.

BWW Review: Black Hole Theatre's THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS at FortyFiveDownstairsBWW Review: Black Hole Theatre's THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS at FortyFiveDownstairs
July 31, 2017

Combining art installation, live performance, projections, opera, puppetry and augmented-reality earphones Black Hole Theatre plunges audiences into the confused and surreal world experienced by dementia-suffering Ada (Alison Richards) in an immersive experience that is both magnificent and unsettling.

BWW Review: NEXT FALL at Chapel Off ChapelBWW Review: NEXT FALL at Chapel Off Chapel
July 20, 2017

Geoffrey Nauffts highly-acclaimed Next Fall is something of a theatrical success story, with the original 2009 production receiving critical praise, an extended Broadway season and a Tony-Award nomination. The play follows the five-year relationship of unlikely couple Adam - a frustrated and neurotic forty-year-old writer and atheist - and Luke, a 20-something year old devout Christian who cannot come out to his parents. Their history is revealed through flashbacks, while in the present Luke fights for life in hospital after an accident and family and friends gather to hold vigil. Perhaps a victim of the reputation that precedes it, this production is only intermittently moving and ultimately it is hard to see what all the fuss is about.

BWW Review: Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICEBWW Review: Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
July 20, 2017

BWW Review: Bell Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

BWW Review: Music Theatre Melbourne Presents Jon English's PARISBWW Review: Music Theatre Melbourne Presents Jon English's PARIS
July 15, 2017

BWW Review: Music Theatre Melbourne presents Jon English's PARIS

BWW Review: THE RAPTURE at FortyFiveDownstairsBWW Review: THE RAPTURE at FortyFiveDownstairs
July 3, 2017

Moira Finucane's The Rapture: Art vs Extinction fully immerses its audience into what can only be described as a hybrid form of boutique theatre. The result is fantastic, a hurly-burly experience that leaves you walking out of the theatre in pure euphoria.

BWW Review: Malthouse presents REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.BWW Review: Malthouse presents REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
June 26, 2017

Malthouse Theatre's production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is an explosion of language and imagery that challenges society's gender labels and examines what it is to be a woman. It unapologetically rips away the female archetype and screams for its audience to rally behind its title.

BWW Review: THE HAUNTING at Athenaeum TheatreBWW Review: THE HAUNTING at Athenaeum Theatre
June 19, 2017

Inspired by the ghost stories of Charles Dickens', The Haunting follows a young book dealer from London who journeys to the moors to visit a client.

BWW Review: Pursued by Bear's ORDINARY DAYSBWW Review: Pursued by Bear's ORDINARY DAYS
June 14, 2017

As a work of contemporary musical theatre, Ordinary Days never garnered the same acclaim as comparable works created around the time. At first glance it seems obvious why - it is short, unorchestrated, Adam Gwon's score sounds like a collection of rejected numbers from Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World and the book concerns itself with the daily interactions of four rather ordinary people. Fortunately, first impressions can be deceiving. This production of Ordinary Days is sublime and verifies the show's central idea that the ordinary can be beautiful.

BWW Review: Pursued by Bear's 21 CHUMP STREETBWW Review: Pursued by Bear's 21 CHUMP STREET
June 12, 2017

Touted as the 'shortest musical ever' 21 Chump Street is a superbly crafted 15-minute piece written by the immensely popular Lin-Manuel Miranda for a live show of acclaimed radio/television program This American Life. Based on actual events described in the television series and with 80 percent of the script taken directly from interviews and media reports, the story centres on innocuous high school student Justin who falls for an undercover police officer and is ultimately arrested for supplying her with the marijuana she requests in an attempt to impress her.

BWW Review: VELVET at The Palms At CrownBWW Review: VELVET at The Palms At Crown
June 12, 2017

Born from a enthusiasm for disco and an appreciation for the returning popularity of the variety show, VELVET is a night of sheer entertainment. An amalgam of circus, burlesque, variety, and concert forms, the audience is taken on a disco journey that ends in a room full of dancing and unbridled joy.

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Chapel Off ChapelBWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Chapel Off Chapel
June 8, 2017

Based on the 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind and winning 8 Tony Awards in 2007, Spring Awakening is one of those rare musicals to have attained something of a cult status - the kind of show that people will claim changed their lives forever.

BWW Review: Kin Collective's SHRINE at 45 DownstairsBWW Review: Kin Collective's SHRINE at 45 Downstairs
June 7, 2017

Kin Collective's beautifully-realised production of Tim Winton's Shrine is a haunting and ethereal exploration of loss, grief and the interwoven lives of those fallen beneath the 'long shadow' of a life cut short. Director Marcel Dorny has assembled a strong cast and creative team to breathe life into Winton's dense script and the result is a memorable and moving piece of theatre replete with all of the embattled characters, magical-realism and endless references to blood and water that fans of the writer have come to expect.



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