Review: Batshit (Leah Shelton, Metro Arts & Brisbane Festival)

Leah Shelton, photographed by Joel Devereux Content warning: Batshit refers to mental illness and institutionalised medical treatment. It also contains occasional coarse language, sexual references, haze/smoke effects, loud sounds, bright lighting flashes and strobe lighting effects. Leah Shelton's third solo show, Batshit, made its world premiere at Metro Arts as part of Brisbane Festival 2022,... Continue Reading →

Review: Guttered (Restless Dance Theatre, Brisbane Festival, and CPL – Choice Passion Life)

Photo credit Roy Vandervegt Guttered was an original and entertaining piece of site-specific contemporary dance theatre, performed in a Chermside bowling alley as part of Brisbane Festival 2022. Based in Adelaide, Restless Dance Theatre define themselves as Australia’s leading creator of dance theatre by dancers with and without disability. Guttered explored love and life through... Continue Reading →

Review: Marvin’s Room (Ad Astra)

Fiona Kennedy as Bessie and Elise Lamb as Lee, photographed by Christopher Sharman Ad Astra’s production of Marvin’s Room balanced domestic drama with laugh-out-loud humour as it explored aging, illness, obligation, and care in its many forms. Directed by Roslyn Johnson, Ad Astra’s production of Scott McPherson’s award-winning 1990 play captured the stifling domesticity of... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Constellations (Allentertainment)

Image supplied by Allentertainment Constellations 11 - 26 November 2022 Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Cosmic Skydome, Toowong Director Harrison Allen brings Constellations by Nick Payne to life at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Cosmic Skydome, starring newlyweds Will & Katie Toft. Featuring an immersive 8K resolution projection dome above the audiences, Constellations explores how even... Continue Reading →

What’s On: The Producers (Queensland Musical Theatre)

Image credit: Creative Street The Producers 21 - 30 October 2022 Twelfth Night Theatre, Bowen Hills The Producers is recommended for audiences aged 16+ Independent theatre company Queensland Musical Theatre are presenting Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud musical The Producers, the show that set the record for most Tony Award wins. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his... Continue Reading →

Review: Tiddas (La Boite Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Brisbane Festival)

Louise Brehmer, Shakira Clanton, Phoebe Grainer, Chenoa Deemal and Anna McMahon. Photographed by Farley Ward. Content note: Tiddas includes coarse language, sexual references, themes of pregnancy / infertility, grief and loss, marriage breakdown, depictions of abuse (alcohol/emotional) and discussions with or containing offensive/derogatory language. La Boite close their 2022 season with the joyful, jacaranda-hued play... Continue Reading →

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