Review: The Boy From Oz (Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc)

Savoyards present The Boy From Oz, directed by Miranda Selwood; a musical biography of Australian entertainer Peter Allen led by the man himself, celebrating the highs and lows of his life through a cabaret catalogue of his greatest hits. Originally produced by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox, with book by Nick Enright (and music and... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Review: Ruby Moon (Moreton Bay Theatre Company)

Moreton Bay Theatre Company present Ruby Moon, directed by Susan O’Toole-Cridland – a chilling piece of absurdist theatre full of mystery and ambiguity, written by Matt Cameron in 2003 but enduringly resonant in an Australian society growing increasingly paranoid. Six-year-old Ruby Moon has disappeared on her way to visit Grandma at the bottom of the... Continue Reading →

Review: Spencer (Lab Kelpie)

Lab Kelpie brought Katy Warner’s hilarious and heart-warming family drama, directed by Sharon Davis, to the QUT Gardens Theatre on their national tour, introducing Brisbane audiences to the dysfunctional Prior family – footy-mad, fiercely loyal, and laugh-out-loud funny. The Prior kids have all come home – Ben, the enthusiastic Auskick coach with a failed marriage... Continue Reading →

Review: Cock (Bosco Productions)

Newly-launched Brisbane theatre company Bosco Productions present a tense and engaging production of Mike Bartlett’s contemporary theatre work Cock, directed by Helen Howard and performed by a talented cast of four. Cock tells the story of John (Julian Curtis), a young man who, while on a break from his long-term boyfriend (Derek Draper) is surprised... Continue Reading →

Review: Latin American Gala (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra brought the music of Mexican and Brazilian composers to Brisbane audiences at their recent Latin American Gala, joined by virtuoso guitarist Yamandu Costa and his Brazilian seven-stringed classical guitar for a spectacular evening concert celebrating the power and passion of Latin American music. The first piece of the evening was Carlos Chávez’s... 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 →

Review: Ghosts (The Curators)

People so quickly forget their past selves. Helene Alving’s married life has been held together by lies, but with her only child Oswald returning to Norway from his bohemian artist’s life in Paris, Helene hopes to liberate them both from past taboos after one final gesture of duty to her famous, but secretly debauched, late... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The White Crow (Universal Pictures)

We had the opportunity to see a preview screening of the new Rudolf Nureyev biopic by Ralph Fiennes, The White Crow, thanks to Universal Pictures. The film will be in Australian cinemas from 18 July 2019. Partway between the film adaptations of Billy Elliot and Mao's Last Dancer sits The White Crow, a Rudolf Nureyev biopic that is... Continue Reading →

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