What’s On: Emerald City (Queensland Theatre)

Emerald City 8 - 29 February, 2020 Playhouse Theatre, QPAC Auslan Interpreted Mon 17 Feb, 6:30pm | Audio Described Sat 29 Feb, 2pm Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company’s co-production of David Williamson’s Emerald City, directed by outgoing Artistic Director Sam Strong, will open Queensland Theatre’s 50th season in 2020, which also marks Williamson’s 50th... Continue Reading →

2019 in Review – Performance Highlights

A rainbow of memories from this year - I saw over 60 shows in 2019, from big openings to backyard performances, through comedy, musicals, dance, theatre, music, and (for the first time) opera. It's been an incredible year in Brisbane performing arts and the calibre of shows has been high, so this list was a... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Antigone (Queensland Theatre)

Antigone 26 October - 16 November 2019 Bille Brown Theatre Queensland Theatre’s 2019 season finale is a compelling adaptation of Antigone by Merlynn Tong after Sophocles - a Greek tragedy about a young female citizen standing up for her values in the face of fierce criticism, speaking her truth to power. In the aftermath of... Continue Reading →

Queensland Theatre announces new Artistic Director

Queensland Theatre have announced that well-known cultural leader and director Lee Lewis, current Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Theatre Company will succeed Sam Strong as the company’s Artistic Director, beginning in January 2020. Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the next Artistic Director will share the richness of vision that Sam... Continue Reading →

Review: Storm Boy (Queensland Theatre)

A co-production between Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company in association with Dead Puppet Society, Storm Boy brings Colin Thiele’s classic Australian coming-of-age novel to the stage in a poignant and awe-inspiring production that will thrill audiences young and old. Directed by Sam Strong and adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway, Queensland Theatre’s Storm... Continue Reading →

Entries open for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020-2021

Entries are now open for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (QPDA) 2020-2021. The program assists writers and performance makers develop their first drafts or pitch documents, into a world premiere professional production, with the winner programmed into Queensland Theatre’s 2021 Season. Now in its 17th year, this prestigious national award continues a legacy of successful partnership between... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Storm Boy (Queensland Theatre)

Storm Boy  July 29 – August 17, 2019 Playhouse, QPAC A Melbourne Theatre Company co-production in association with Dead Puppet Society Auslan Interpreted Mon 5 Aug 2019, 6.30pm Audio Described Thu 15 Aug 2019, 7.30pm + Sat 17 Aug 2019, 2pm Relaxed Performance Sat 10 Aug 2019, 2pm Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet... Continue Reading →

What’s On: City of Gold

City of Gold June 29 – July 20, 2019 Bille Brown Theatre A Griffin Theatre Company co-production All Breythe ever wanted was to be an actor, but this isn’t how he imagined his first big television gig – as a young Aboriginal man, being the face of a disastrous misfire of an advertisement that will... Continue Reading →

Boy Swallows Universe will take to the Queensland Theatre stage in 2020

In a hugely exciting coup, Queensland Theatre has secured the rights for the world premiere season of the stage version of Brisbane-born author Trent Dalton’s award-winning and much acclaimed debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, to be produced with Brisbane Festival. Queensland Theatre’s Artistic Director Sam Strong will direct an adaptation by Tim McGarry, premiering as part of Queensland... Continue Reading →

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