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Melbourne theatre and musicals in April

From major musicals to mainstage – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month

The Miser Bell Shakespeare 2019 supplied production shot
Photograph: Prudence Upton

April in Melbourne sees most stages taken over by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (check out our guide and top picks) but that doesn't mean there's no theatre around the traps. In fact, the Comedy Festival itself includes one of the most popular Australian plays of recent years, Single Asian FemaleMuriel's Wedding the Musical continues to pick up fans, while the MTC's gripping production of A View from the Bridge is playing for most of the month.

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Theatre, Drama

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Princess Theatre, Melbourne
4 out of 5 stars

The first rule of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is that you don’t talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Safeguarding spoilers is an expected responsibility for anyone who attends the Potter-verse’s first on-stage outing.

Comedy, cabaret and circus

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Town Hall Crowd
Photograph: Jim Lee
Comedy, Stand Up

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019

It's that time again: when hundreds of funny people vie for your chuckles in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Join us as we meet the talented people behind the laughs, offer our tips for doing the festival right and our picks of the program.

Looking for something a little less dramatic?