Review: Matrix (Expressions Dance Company & Beijing Dance / LDTX)

Matrix is a collaboration between Expressions Dance Company and Beijing Dance / LDTX, an enthralling double bill of contemporary dance works by acclaimed choreographers Stephanie Lake and MA Bo. Created in only five weeks during a creative development in China, Matrix is performed by the twenty dancers of the two company ensembles, including guest dancer... 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 →

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 →

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