Review: The Tragedy of Socrates (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble continued their commitment to supporting new Queensland works of theatre in presenting a staged reading of The Tragedy of Socrates, a play in development by playwright, musician, and QSE Core Ensemble actor Silvan Rus. Five years after the surrender of ancient Athens in the cataclysmic Peloponnesian War, Athenian philosopher Socrates is charged... Continue Reading →

Review: Timeless (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra farewelled outgoing Music Director Alondra de la Parra and 2019 Artist in Residence Paul Lewis in a spectacular concert that showcased the best of both. In an exciting first for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the concert was also livestreamed globally via Facebook and to venues across the state, reaching a potential audience of... Continue Reading →

Review: The 8 Reindeer Monologues (The Drama Merchant)

Content and trigger warning: This production contains or refers to, and therefore this review refers to, sexual harassment and abuse, rape, paedophilia, homophobic and ableist slurs, mature themes, and coarse language. The Drama Merchant presents The 8 Reindeer Monologues, a dark Christmas drama with moments of humour by Jeff Goode. The play is presented in... Continue Reading →

Review: Spring Awakening (Moreton Bay Theatre Company)

Content and trigger warning: Please note that this production contains, and therefore this review refers to, abuse, rape, abortion, incest, suicide, violence, partial nudity, mature themes, and coarse language. This production is not recommended for anyone under fifteen years. Moreton Bay Theatre Company presents Spring Awakening, directed by Pat James with musical direction by Melissa... Continue Reading →

Review: Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave an impressive performance last Friday night with Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, delivering an outstanding concert despite a last-minute change of conductor and concert schedule. The pre-concert talk was delivered by QSO Marketing and Publications Coordinator Celia Casey, having recently completed her PhD in Musicology at the University of Queensland and who wrote... Continue Reading →

Review: The Club (JPR Productions)

JPR Productions present David Williamson's iconic play The Club at Metro Arts, directed by Jesse Richardson - fast paced, full of energy, and laugh out loud funny. The expensive purchase of a new recruit with great potential but little motivation has created a rift between the club's disgruntled coach and its President. As their grievances... Continue Reading →

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