Review: Marvin’s Room (Ad Astra)

Fiona Kennedy as Bessie and Elise Lamb as Lee, photographed by Christopher Sharman Ad Astra’s production of Marvin’s Room balanced domestic drama with laugh-out-loud humour as it explored aging, illness, obligation, and care in its many forms. Directed by Roslyn Johnson, Ad Astra’s production of Scott McPherson’s award-winning 1990 play captured the stifling domesticity of... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Constellations (Allentertainment)

Image supplied by Allentertainment Constellations 11 - 26 November 2022 Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Cosmic Skydome, Toowong Director Harrison Allen brings Constellations by Nick Payne to life at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Cosmic Skydome, starring newlyweds Will & Katie Toft. Featuring an immersive 8K resolution projection dome above the audiences, Constellations explores how even... Continue Reading →

What’s On: The Producers (Queensland Musical Theatre)

Image credit: Creative Street The Producers 21 - 30 October 2022 Twelfth Night Theatre, Bowen Hills The Producers is recommended for audiences aged 16+ Independent theatre company Queensland Musical Theatre are presenting Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud musical The Producers, the show that set the record for most Tony Award wins. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his... Continue Reading →

Review: Tiddas (La Boite Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Brisbane Festival)

Louise Brehmer, Shakira Clanton, Phoebe Grainer, Chenoa Deemal and Anna McMahon. Photographed by Farley Ward. Content note: Tiddas includes coarse language, sexual references, themes of pregnancy / infertility, grief and loss, marriage breakdown, depictions of abuse (alcohol/emotional) and discussions with or containing offensive/derogatory language. La Boite close their 2022 season with the joyful, jacaranda-hued play... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022 1 – 30 September 2022 In 2022 the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will celebrate its 73rd year, extending over the full month of September as a joyous program of petals, flavours, sounds and sights. The event is headlined by over 190,000 spectacular blooms, with the best viewing places being Laurel... Continue Reading →

Review: Ruby Moon (Ad Astra)

Gary Farmer-Trickett and Sandra Harman, photographed by Christopher Sharman Photography Content note: Ruby Moon includes sexual references, adult themes, and simulated violence. Ad Astra present Matt Cameron's Australian gothic suburban thriller Ruby Moon, directed by Susan O'Toole-Cridland and starring Sandra Harman and Gary Farmer-Trickett as distraught parents Ray and Sylvie Moon. Written in 2003 and... Continue Reading →

Review: The Ugly One (AllEntertainment)

Cast of The Ugly One David Gaffney (top), Ellie Waddingham, David O’Donoghoe, and Jai Selva. Image supplied. AllEntertainment presented German playwright Marius von Mayenburg's social satire The Ugly One, translated by Maja Zade, at Brisbane’s newest theatre venue. Fast-paced and funny, the one-act play was delivered with earnest absurdity by the cast of four, directed... Continue Reading →

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