What’s On: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will open their 2019 season with Heavenly on February 16, the first Maestro concert of the year and a continuation of Music Director Alondra de la Parra’s Mahler cycle, featuring soprano Morgan England-Jones and Artist in Residence Paul Lewis as a soloist. Following a spine-tingling performance of Mahler 3 in November to... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Brisbane Comedy Festival turns 10

2019 marks the tenth year of Brisbane Comedy Festival and a four-week program jammed with stand-up, sketch, improvisation, and cabaret will keep Brisbane giggling from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, March 24. “Brisbane Comedy Festival hits the big one-oh, and just like any pre-teen is growing up before our very eyes,” said Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic... 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 →

Opera Queensland Season 2019

  Opera Queensland have declared This Is Opera, unveiling not only a season of thrilling mainstage productions but also a modern, cinematic rebranding and renewed direction and vision to lead a change in opera, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Patrick Nolan and Executive Director Sandra Willis. In addition to returning to a... Continue Reading →

Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Season 2019

Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble performed Half Hour Hamlet as part of their Season 2019 launch. Photographed by Silvana Macarone. Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble have launched their 2019 Season, with Artistic Director Rob Pensalfini announcing a full production of Henry IV, Part I directed by QSE veteran Rebecca Murphy. 2019 will see a new crop of Apprentices join... Continue Reading →

La Boite Theatre Company Season 2019

Photograph by Dylan Evans La Boite Theatre Company have committed to another year of exciting new stories and collaborations, launching their 2019 season which Artistic Director Todd MacDonald describes as being all about connection and reconnection. “La Boite is a beautiful collision of incredible history and future vision,” MacDonald said. “For 94 years, La Boite has... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Frogman (curious directive)

Where? Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse When? 17 – 21 October Presented as part of the annual Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), Frogman is a multi-sensory contemporary performance event that fuses live theatre with binaural sound to submerge the audience deep into the Great Barrier Reef. Existing at the crossroads of performance and technology, Frogman is... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Deathfest 2.0: A Duel with Death

Cthonica co-presented with Kristian Santic. Image by Matthew Doueal.   Where: Various locations across Brisbane When:  October 15 – November 4 Following its successful inaugural festival in 2016, Australia’s first arts and culture festival on death, dying and the best way to live returns with another curated program responding to this essential but avoided part... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Don Giovanni (Opera Queensland)

  Where: Playhouse Theatre, QPAC When: October 19 – November 3 Opera Queensland are opening the gates of hell later this month, unleashing a reimagined production of Don Giovanni on the QPAC stage and Brisbane audiences. A reimagining of Mozart’s masterpiece, Opera Queensland’s production will be conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, with rising international star Duncan Rock making his Australian... Continue Reading →

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