Review: Batshit (Leah Shelton, Metro Arts & Brisbane Festival)

Leah Shelton, photographed by Joel Devereux Content warning: Batshit refers to mental illness and institutionalised medical treatment. It also contains occasional coarse language, sexual references, haze/smoke effects, loud sounds, bright lighting flashes and strobe lighting effects. Leah Shelton's third solo show, Batshit, made its world premiere at Metro Arts as part of Brisbane Festival 2022,... Continue Reading →

Review: Guttered (Restless Dance Theatre, Brisbane Festival, and CPL – Choice Passion Life)

Photo credit Roy Vandervegt Guttered was an original and entertaining piece of site-specific contemporary dance theatre, performed in a Chermside bowling alley as part of Brisbane Festival 2022. Based in Adelaide, Restless Dance Theatre define themselves as Australia’s leading creator of dance theatre by dancers with and without disability. Guttered explored love and life through... 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: Batshit (Leah Shelton)

Leah Shelton, photographed by Joel Devereux Batshit 21 - 24 September 2022 New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts, West End Presented by Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival, Leah Shelton's third solo work explores the history of women who have been locked up, medicated, pathologized and silenced by a simple label - ‘crazy’. Directed by Olivier award-winning... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Mistero Buffo (Rhum + Clay)

Mistero Buffo 14 - 17 September 2022 New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts, West End Content warnings: Adult themes, coarse language, references to rape and sexual violence, haze / smoke effects, Presented by Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival, Mistero Buffo is lead by a 21st century travelling storyteller: a Deliveroo driver at the centre of the... Continue Reading →

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