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 →

What’s On: Constellations (Allentertainment)

Image supplied by Allentertainment Constellations 11 - 26 November 2022 Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Cosmic Skydome, Toowong Director Harrison Allen brings Constellations by Nick Payne to life at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Cosmic Skydome, starring newlyweds Will & Katie Toft. Featuring an immersive 8K resolution projection dome above the audiences, Constellations explores how even... Continue Reading →

What’s On: The Producers (Queensland Musical Theatre)

Image credit: Creative Street The Producers 21 - 30 October 2022 Twelfth Night Theatre, Bowen Hills The Producers is recommended for audiences aged 16+ Independent theatre company Queensland Musical Theatre are presenting Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud musical The Producers, the show that set the record for most Tony Award wins. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his... Continue Reading →

Review: The Rover (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Dudley Powell as Willmore and Matt Gaffney as Don Antonio. Image credit: Benjamin Prindable Photography. Content note: The Rover includes mature themes, including sexual assault and simulated violence. Mischief, masks, and mistaken identities abound in Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's production of Aphra Behn’s The Rover (or, The Banish’d Cavaliers), directed by Rebecca Murphy. Playing out at... 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: Marvin’s Room (Ad Astra)

Marvin's Room 1 - 24 September 2022 Ad Astra, Fortitude Valley Set in Florida, Scott McPherson's Marvin’s Room throws together characters who are dealing with aging, estrangement, mental illness, carer fatigue, and ties that bind a family; this play has a heart that is visible only once you excavate the layers of frustration, conflict, nostalgia,... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Destiny Doomed (Observatory Theatre)

Image credit: Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography Destiny Doomed 29 September - 8 October 2022 Musgrave Park, South Brisbane Observatory Theatre will present Destiny Doomed, a musical retelling of Ireland’s infamous legend ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’ by Brisbane writer and composer Anina-Marie Van Wyk, under the stars in the heart of South Brisbane. Featuring an... Continue Reading →

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