Review: Control (Observatory Theatre)

The cast of Control, photographed by Geoff Lawrence: Creative Futures Photography. Content note: Control includes coarse language, mature themes, and simulated violence, as well as flashing lights and loud noises. Keziah Warner’s dystopian science fiction triptych has made its Queensland premiere at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, presented by Observatory Theatre. Originally commissioned by Red Stitch... Continue Reading →

Review: seven methods of killing kylie jenner (La Boite, Darlinghurst Theatre Company & Green Door Theatre Company)

Moreblessing Maturure and Iolanthe as Cleo and Kara, photographed by Teniola Komolafe La Boite have opened their 2022 season with a raucous, rapid-fire contemporary play that plunges audiences into an online realm of tweets, trolls, and tensions. Written by British playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones, seven methods of killing kylie jenner premiered in London in 2019 and... Continue Reading →

Review: White Pearl (Queensland Theatre)

Imagery by Phil Erbacher Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss. Anchuli Felicia King’s corporate satire has opened at Queensland Theatre and sets out to tackle a broad range of issues, from intracultural racism to start-up culture and the cosmetics industry. Directed by Priscilla Jackman, White Pearl follows the aftermath of an ad that goes viral for all the... Continue Reading →

Review: Meat Mirror (Jay Younger & Lisa O’Neill)

Review of May 9 performance by Elise Lawrence. A ten-minute performance art piece in the Mappin’s Nursery Share House, Meat Mirror used video projections and physical theatre to blur the lines between beauty and horror. A collaboration between Jay Younger and Lisa O’Neill, Meat Mirror is a condemnation of social media and the normalisation of cosmetic surgery to achieve... Continue Reading →

Review: The Revolutionists (The Curators’ Theatre)

Lauren Roche as Charlotte Corday in The Revolutionists. Images: NAZ MULLA. Content and trigger warning: This production contains coarse language, and spoken references to historical violence. The Curators’ Theatre have opened their 2021 season with the Australian premiere of The Revolutionists by American playwright Lauren Gunderson. Directed and designed by Michael Beh, this metatheatrical dramatic... Continue Reading →

Review: Vincent River (The Curators Theatre)

Patrick Shearer as Davey. Photographed by Naz Mulla. Content and trigger warning: Please note that this production contains, and therefore this review may refer to: domestic, sexual, and homophobic violence, mature themes, spoken references to sex, and coarse language. The Curators Theatre have christened Brisbane’s newest indie performance venue with a passionate production of Vincent... Continue Reading →

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