Review: Macbeth (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Rebecca Murphy and Rob Pensalfini as Lady and Lord Macbeth. Image by Benjamin Prindable Photography. Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble performed Macbeth for the first time in the company’s 21-year history, presented in the intimate performance space at the Fringe Brisbane Hub in South Brisbane. Directed by Angela Witcher, an ensemble of twelve actors tackled Shakespeare’s shortest... Continue Reading →

Review: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (The X Collective)

Content warning: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, contains coarse language and references to violence and suicide. In October, The X Collective presented the intriguing avant-garde theatrical experiment White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at Fate Container Studios in West End. Written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, its key point of interest is not in the script, but in... Continue Reading →

What’s On: GODZ (Head First Acrobats)

GODZ 16 November - 4 December 2022 Wynnum Fringe Festival, George Clayton Park Please note that GODZ is for audiences aged 18+ Following an award-winning season at Melbourne Fringe, Head First Acrobats is bringing their sexy, stunt-filled production GODZ to Brisbane for Wynnum Fringe Festival. Head First Acrobats company director Thomas Gorham said the bare... Continue Reading →

Review: The Normal Heart (Ad Astra)

Gregory J Wilken & Felix Jarvis as Ned Weeks & Felix Turner in Ad Astra's production of The Normal Heart. Image supplied. Content warnings: The Normal Heart contains coloured, flashing lights and blackouts, loud music, loud voices, coarse language, adult themes, and strong themes of homophobia, illness, death, and grief. Ad Astra close their 2022... Continue Reading →

Review: output (Coleman Grehan)

Coleman Grehan performs output at the Fringe Brisbane Hub. Imagery supplied. Incorporating spoken word, movement, and electronic music, Coleman Grehan's solo show output was a raw and sincere contemplation of art, creativity, and mortality, performed as part of the inaugural Fringe Brisbane programme. An award-winning theatre director and sound designer returning to theatre-making after burnout,... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Macbeth (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Rebecca Murphy and Rob Pensalifini as the Macbeths. Image credit: Whitfield Photo Macbeth 11 - 27 November 2022 Fringe Brisbane Hub, 23 Manning Street, South Brisbane For the first time in the company's 21-year history, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble will perform William Shakespeare's dark psychological thriller Macbeth. Directed by Angela Witcher, an ensemble of twelve actors... Continue Reading →

Review: BUNKER (Metro Arts)

Image credit: Stewart Tyrell Content warnings:  BUNKER contains coarse language, heightened psychological states, haze / smoke effects, loud music, and strobe lighting effects. Recommended for audiences aged 15+. What would you do if you received an alert that your world was ending? Who would you call? Where would you go, and what would you take... Continue Reading →

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