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 →

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 →

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: Death and the Maiden (Ad Astra)

Sandra Harman as Paulina Salas and Tom Coyle as Dr Roberto Miranda. Photographed by Christopher Sharman. Content warning: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, and sexual references, including descriptions of sexual violence and torture. This production also contains strobe lighting. Ad Astra present the heart-pounding psychological thriller Death and the Maiden to close their 2021... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Death and the Maiden (Ad Astra)

Death and the Maiden 19 November - 4 December Ad Astra, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley Ad Astra’s final production for 2021 is the chilling Death and the Maiden, written by Ariel Dorfman and directed by Jacqueline Kerr. Set in Latin America, the story centres on Paulina Salas (played by Sandra Harman), a woman whose... Continue Reading →

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