Review: Toy Symphony (Ad Astra)

Gregory J Wilken as Roland Henning in Toy Symphony, photographed by Christopher Sharman Content note: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, and depictions of drug use Ad Astra present Michael Gow’s award-winning play Toy Symphony, directed by Michelle Carey, a two-act drama that dives into memory and contemplates the nature and commodification of creativity.... Continue Reading →

Review: Mozart’s Clarinet (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Section Principal Clarinet play Mozart's clarinet concerto, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch. Photographed by Sam Muller. Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart’s Clarinet Maestro concert brought together an interesting and varied program including a short work from an Australian composer, the titular clarinet concerto, and Bohuslav Martinů’s rollercoaster of a first symphony. Queensland Symphony... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Shakespeare Pick and (re)Mix: A Night of Revels! (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Image supplied by Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Shakespeare Pick and (re)Mix: A Night of Revels!  21 May 2022 Loft West End 100 Boundary Street, West End  Cast your vote at the polling booth, and then again for your favourite Shakespeare story as Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) present Shakespeare Pick and (re)Mix: A Night of Revels!  Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo,... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Toy Symphony (Ad Astra)

Toy Symphony 21 April - 20 May 2022 Ad Astra Theatre, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley Written by playwright Michael Gow, who was Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company from 1999-2010, Toy Symphony follows the journey of Roland Henning, a playwright suffering from dreaded ‘writers’ block’. As he embarks on a voyage of self-reflection in... Continue Reading →

Review: Britten Paterson Beethoven (Australian String Quartet)

Photo supplied by Australian String Quartet The Australian String Quartet delivered an exceptional evening of music at the Brisbane Powerhouse with Britten Paterson Beethoven, performing three pieces including a new commissioned work from Australian composer David Paterson. The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) was formed in 1985 and currently comprises Dale Barltrop and Francesca Hiew on... Continue Reading →

Review: Leaves of Glass (The X Collective)

Aidan O’Donnell and Nathan Kennedy as Barry and Steven in Leaves of Glass, photographed by Naz Mulla Content note: This production contains coarse language, depictions of domestic violence, and spoken references to suicide and child abuse. Following postponements earlier in the year due to COVID-19, The X Collective has now opened their riveting production of... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Brisbane Writers Festival 2022

Brisbane Writers Festival 2021 State Library of Queensland Brisbane, QLD Australia. Image credit: Joe Ruckli Brisbane Writers Festival 2022 3 - 8 May State Library of Queensland and various other venues The 60th Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) program will take place over six days, a city-wide celebration of more than 200 events spanning venues from... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Rabbit Hole (Ad Astra)

Rabbit Hole 24 March - 9 April 2022 Ad Astra, Fortitude Valley Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Lindsay-Abaire's play Rabbit Hole follows Becca and Howie Corbett, a couple in their late thirties, in the months following a horrific accident. Becca finds pain in the familiar, while Howie finds comfort. He wants to... Continue Reading →

Review: The Sopranos (Opera Queensland)

Eva Kong in The Sopranos. Image credit: Murray Summerville Opera Queensland opened their 2022 season with the world premiere of The Sopranos, a moving and visually striking new work which sought to emphasise and recontextualise the role of women and their stories within opera as an art form. Written by award-winning Brisbane poet Sarah Holland-Batt and... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Big Gay Day at The Wickham Hotel

Big Gay Day 2022 1 May 2022 The Wickham Hotel, Fortitude Valley Brisbane’s biggest and best rainbow festival will return to The Wickham Hotel on Sunday 1st May for its 22nd instalment. Closing down an inner-city street outside The Wickham for its main stage, Big Gay Day has evolved into one of Brisbane’s biggest street... Continue Reading →

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