Review: Hydra (Queensland Theatre)

Queensland Theatre’s first world premiere of 2019 was Hydra charting the flight and fall of Australian literati couple George Johnston and Charmian Clift as they tried to carve out a bohemian lifestyle for themselves in the 1950s on the remote Greek island of the same name. There, they come face-to-face with the many-headed beast of... Continue Reading →

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Review: Single Asian Female (La Boite Theatre Company)

La Boite Theatre Company began their 2019 season by welcoming audiences back into The Golden Phoenix for Michelle Law’s Single Asian Female. Pearl is the long-suffering matriarch of the Wong family; intelligent, driven, and occasionally overbearing as she juggles running her Sunshine Coast restaurant with the mothering of her daughters Zoe (manoeuvring online dating and... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Death of a Salesman (Queensland Theatre)

Queensland Theatre will open their 2019 Season of Dreamers with the play that defined the 20th Century – Arthur Miller’s award-winning classic, Death of a Salesman. I have two double passes to give away to the preview performance on February 11 – head over to Instagram for your chance to win. As the death-rattle of American optimism echoes... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Brisbanality (The Dustbin Hoffmans)

  You never know your luck in a medium-sized city! Tripod meets Tenacious D meets pub rock in the 5-piece Dustbin Hoffmans, and their show Brisbanality is part rock, part cabaret, all brilliant Brisbane. Performed in the heritage-listed, renovated substation at Woolloongabba, Brisbanality combined storytelling, music, and pieces of Brisbane history. The band played against... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Dinopocalypse (Ruckus Brisbane)

Image credit: Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography.   Ruckus has created an interactive and immersive theatre experience combining spoken word, dance, physical theatre, and, of course, dinosaurs. The experience of Dinopocalypse began before we reached the venue, with the Facebook event page containing messages from Dinocorp. Patrons were greeted at the door by Dinocorp’s experts,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Twelfth Night (Queensland Theatre)

Move over, Beyonce! Christen O'Leary as Malvolia. Image via Kath Rose & Associates. Where? QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When? April 28 – May 19 ‘Things change and so do we’ – Queensland Theatre has beautifully reinvigorated Shakespeare’s final comedy, Twelfth Night, with a suite of new songs by Tim Finn. I grew up listening to a... Continue Reading →

Anywhere Theatre Festival

  Where? Anywhere but a theatre across Brisbane, Noosa, and the Sunshine Coast! When? May 10 - 27, 2018 Anywhere Festival has launched, with the full programme now available and some shows already sold out! A Brisbane-based non-profit with a vision of bringing exciting performances to non-traditional spaces – backyards, bars, battleships – Anywhere is... Continue Reading →

Review: Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Productions)

Photography by Jeff Busby.Where? Lyric Theatre, QPACWhen? February 23 – June 3, 2018After highly successful seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, Aladdin has finally come to show Brisbane A Whole New World! Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and much anticipated by Queensland audiences, the musical officially opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre on Saturday night to gasps... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Mamma Mia!

  Where?QPAC’s Lyric Theatre When?Until February 4, 2018 …here we go again! Following a sold-out national premiere season in Canberra, the party of the year is happening now at QPAC as Mamma Mia hits the stage, and you’re invited. Be transported to Donna Sheridan’s whitewashed, bougainvillea-draped taverna on a serene Greek island…with the serenity interrupted... Continue Reading →

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