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 →

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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 →

Review: Hydra (Queensland Theatre)

Queensland Theatre’s first world premiere of 2019 was Hydra charting the flight and fall of Australian literati couple George Johnston and Charmian Clift as they tried to carve out a bohemian lifestyle for themselves in the 1950s on the remote Greek island of the same name. There, they come face-to-face with the many-headed beast of... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Death of a Salesman (Queensland Theatre)

Queensland Theatre will open their 2019 Season of Dreamers with the play that defined the 20th Century – Arthur Miller’s award-winning classic, Death of a Salesman. I have two double passes to give away to the preview performance on February 11 – head over to Instagram for your chance to win. As the death-rattle of American optimism echoes... Continue Reading →

GIVEAWAY: The Longest Minute

Imagery via Kath Rose & Associates Where? QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre When? May 26 – June 23, 2018 Football and theatre collide as Queensland Theatre’s next mainstage production makes its world premiere, playing on the 2015 Rugby League Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys. Backstreet Brisbane has two tickets to give... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Twelfth Night (Queensland Theatre)

Move over, Beyonce! Christen O'Leary as Malvolia. Image via Kath Rose & Associates. Where? QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When? April 28 – May 19 ‘Things change and so do we’ – Queensland Theatre has beautifully reinvigorated Shakespeare’s final comedy, Twelfth Night, with a suite of new songs by Tim Finn. I grew up listening to a... Continue Reading →

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