Review: Eve’s Game (Republic of Song)

Ashlea Sloman as Eve Harrison, photographed by Tim Monley Following its premiere season as part of Anywhere Festival in May, Eve’s Game returns to Miegunyah House, Bowen Hills, with tea, sleuthing, song, and a feminist perspective on womanhood in the Victorian era. Written by Jo Willans, who also performed the role of Prudence, and directed... Continue Reading →

Review: Beethoven and Sibelius (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Grace Clifford plays Sibelius’ violin concerto with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Briger. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra delivered an invigorating concert with Beethoven and Sibelius, conducted by Alexander Briger AO and featuring violinist Grace Clifford. In conjunction with the concert, QSO also launched their 2022 season under the tagline Powered by... Continue Reading →

Review: Queensland’s Finest (Queensland Symphony Orchestra & Brisbane Festival)

Dane Lam conducts Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Festival brought together three brilliant Queensland musicians for their recent concert, aptly named Queensland’s Finest: conductor Dane Lam, who grew up in Brisbane and is now nationally and internationally acclaimed; award-winning pianist Jayson Gillham, raised in Dalby and now performing... Continue Reading →

Review: Romeo & Juliet (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Liliana Macarone as Romeo and Sarah Doyle as Juliet. Image Credit: Benjamin Prindable Photography. Celebrating their 20th birthday in 2021, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble returns to the Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre with their first full production of Romeo & Juliet. Directed by QSE Artistic Director Rob Pensalfini, who also played Friar Lawrence, and starring Liliana Macarone... Continue Reading →

Review: White Pearl (Queensland Theatre)

Imagery by Phil Erbacher Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss. Anchuli Felicia King’s corporate satire has opened at Queensland Theatre and sets out to tackle a broad range of issues, from intracultural racism to start-up culture and the cosmetics industry. Directed by Priscilla Jackman, White Pearl follows the aftermath of an ad that goes viral for all the... Continue Reading →

Review: A Bed of Roses (Arbour Theatre Company)

Scripted by Disapol Savetsila from the true stories and experiences of young people around the world during COVID-19, A Bed of Roses is an immersive theatre experience that explores the familiar frustrations of a share house with the added stress of a global pandemic. After the devastating year that was 2020, the housemates of 22 Rose Street... Continue Reading →

Review: Meat Mirror (Jay Younger & Lisa O’Neill)

Review of May 9 performance by Elise Lawrence. A ten-minute performance art piece in the Mappin’s Nursery Share House, Meat Mirror used video projections and physical theatre to blur the lines between beauty and horror. A collaboration between Jay Younger and Lisa O’Neill, Meat Mirror is a condemnation of social media and the normalisation of cosmetic surgery to achieve... Continue Reading →

Review: SHELTER (The Drawer Productions)

Review of May 9 performance. The Drawer Productions placed the audience at the heart of an unravelling family mystery with their unsettling immersive theatre piece SHELTER. I saw SHELTER on Mother’s Day and it turned out to be an appropriate choice with its focus on mother-daughter relationships and themes of legacy, intergenerational trauma, history’s tendency... Continue Reading →

Review: Hog Wild (Taylor Edwards)

Review of May 8 performance. An evening of offbeat stand-up and committed character comedy with a local flavour. Taylor Edwards’ debut solo show is full of funny family tales, self-deprecating humour, and wild characters. Those who saw her perform Everyone’s Leaving Brisbane with Rosa Sottile at Anywhere Festival 2019 will recognise a couple of sketches, especially Brisbane-centric... Continue Reading →

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