Review: Single Asian Female (La Boite Theatre Company)

La Boite Theatre Company began their 2019 season by welcoming audiences back into The Golden Phoenix for Michelle Law’s Single Asian Female. Pearl is the long-suffering matriarch of the Wong family; intelligent, driven, and occasionally overbearing as she juggles running her Sunshine Coast restaurant with the mothering of her daughters Zoe (manoeuvring online dating and... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: Carmen & The Firebird (Queensland Ballet)

  Where? QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When? May 25 – June 3 Queensland Ballet present their much-anticipated double bill of Carlos Acosta’s contemporary Carmen and Liam Scarlett’s dark and thrilling The Firebird. The two works were expected to be disparate, but unfortunately this comparison could also be made in quality as well as thematic and balletic... Continue Reading →

GIVEAWAY: 4Seasons (Expressions Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company, QPAC)

  Image by Dylan Evans featuring Alana Sargent, courtesy of Expressions Dance Company   Where?QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When?14-22 June, 2018 Expressions Dance Company, Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre co-present a compelling triple bill of new contemporary works, and Backstreet Brisbane has five (5) double passes to give away! Head... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: S**t Storm (A Very Theatre Company)

  A Very Theatre Company tells a messy, close-to-home tale with plenty of toilet humour. Lounge in a deckchair in the UQ Museum Courtyard to witness the imperfect crime unfolding in the heart of Brisbane’s bureaucracy – the Parks Maintenance department of the Brisbane City Council. Downtrodden Council worker Lenny has a difficult time finding... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: I Stand Here Ironing (Anne Pensalfini)

  American writer Tillie Olsen’s short story is brought to life on stage, performed as a heartfelt monologue by Anne Pensalfini. Created in consultation with Margi Brown Ash and directed by Heidi Manché, I Stand Here Ironing explores the complexity of familial relationships, especially those between a mother and her children. Standing at her post... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Bonnie Curtis Projects)

Image credit: David Vagg   After sell-out shows in Sydney, Bonnie Curtis Projects embark on their first tour to Queensland, and the nature of the performance defies definition – it’s not dance, it’s not theatre, it’s GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS. Hosted by the charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies, who did a fabulous job in widening the boundaries... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Puck (Magnetic North Theatre Company)

Image credit: Aimi Hobson   In a hidden garden in Bardon, the mischievous sprite Puck makes his return to the human realm to master the whiles of the WiFi, which is interfering with Fae magic. But things have changes since Puck last stumbled upon mortals… The four lovers of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are reintroduced... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Much Ado (Shakespeare Plugged In)

  Image credit: Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography. Shakespeare Plugged In transform the world’s first romantic comedy into a musical tour de force at Brisbane’s legendary live music venue, The Zoo. Shakespeare’s lyrical prose lends itself to musical interpretation, and Shakespeare Plugged In have taken it a step further, turning the world’s first romantic comedy into... Continue Reading →

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