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 →

REVIEW: Chicago (Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc)

All That Jazz! Joanna Nash as Velma Kelly, photographed by Christopher Thomas Photography Savoyards are razzle dazzling audiences with their new production of Chicago. Directed by Sherryl-Lee Secomb and with musical direction by Benjamin Tubb-Hearne, the production features a cast of over 40 incredibly talented local performers as well as a live orchestra, playing onstage... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Everyday Requiem (Expressions Dance Company)

Richard Causer and Brian Lucas, photographed by Dylan Evans.   In collaboration with the Australian Voices, Expressions Dance Company will premiere Everyday Requiem at QPAC on October 12; a “touching, poignant work, full of humour, romance and heartbreaking moments, as we follow The Old Man (played by acclaimed Brisbane performer Brian Lucas) through his memories... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Bard and Beyond (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Conductor Carlos Kalmar and soloist Arabella Steinbacher. Imagery provided by Kath Rose & Associates. Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and with acclaimed guest violinist Arabella Steinbacher, presented an evening of works Shakespearean in their depth and scope with The Bard and Beyond, part of their Maestro series of concerts. The pre-concert talk with... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: I Am My Own Wife (Oriel Group)

I didn't intend to write a review of this work, but my Instagram post was getting out of hand...! So, I've transplanted my thoughts into a blog post. Last night we saw I Am My Own Wife at QUT Gardens Theatre. The play, written by Doug Wright, has won every major drama award, including the... Continue Reading →

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