Review: Come From Away (Newtheatricals & Junkyard Dog Productions)

Original Australian company, photographed by Jeff Busby Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Come From Away has opened in Brisbane, bringing the packed Lyric Theatre to its feet for a spirited standing ovation. Come From Away is an upbeat and uplifting musical that reminds us of the best bits of our humanity. Directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed... Continue Reading →

Review: Lorelei (Opera Queensland)

Image credit: Jade Ferguson @visualpoetssociety. Provided by Opera Queensland. Content and trigger warning: This production contains strong coarse language and adult themes. After being postponed for a year due to COVID-19, Lorelei has finally made it to the QPAC Concert Hall and it is a witty, provocative, political work of operatic cabaret that turns a... Continue Reading →

Review: The Revolutionists (The Curators’ Theatre)

Lauren Roche as Charlotte Corday in The Revolutionists. Images: NAZ MULLA. Content and trigger warning: This production contains coarse language, and spoken references to historical violence. The Curators’ Theatre have opened their 2021 season with the Australian premiere of The Revolutionists by American playwright Lauren Gunderson. Directed and designed by Michael Beh, this metatheatrical dramatic... Continue Reading →

Review: Begotten: The Radio Play (Minola Theatre)

Begotten: The Radio Play Listen online at the Minola Theatre website Content and trigger warning: Please note that this production contains, and therefore this review may refer to, domestic violence and homicide, mature themes, and coarse language. Adapted from a one-woman play into a radio drama during the COVID-19 lockdown, Minola Theatre is now streaming... Continue Reading →

Review: After Hours: Singalong (Big Fork Theatre)

Big Fork Theatre present late-night laughs and the chance to bust out your karaoke favourites with After Hours: Singalong as part of Brisbane Comedy Festival - an improvised sketch show based on a set list of classic belters. The audience sang along with enthusiasm to tunes from Grease!, Wheatus, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and The Wiggles,... Continue Reading →

Review: Mine! (Australian Dance Party)

Canberra-based Australian Dance Party performed Mine! in Queen Street Mall as part of Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance, an engaging and visually exciting performance piece dealing with the proposed new mega-mines in Queensland. Originally commissioned for National Science Week ACT, Mine! Five dancers in brightly coloured jumpsuits and carrying boxes of Lego performed the work,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Midsummer Carnival (Brisbane Immersive Ensemble)

Brisbane Immersive Ensemble have turned their expertise for site-specific performance to The Stores building at Brisbane Powerhouse with The Midsummer Carnival, transforming it into a mystical forest and carnival fairground to serve as the backdrop for their rendition of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream focuses on four Athenian lovers -... Continue Reading →

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