Review: West Side Story (Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment)

Pictured is dress rehearsal for West Side Story production on June 26, 2021 at Crown Theatre in Perth, Australia. Photo by Will Russell. Content warning: this production contains coarse language, adult themes, racial slur,s and sexual violence. West Side Story has opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, directed by Joey McKneely and featuring a cast studded... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Brisbane Festival 2021

Brisbane Festival 3 - 25 September 2021 Brisbane Festival have announced their 2021 ‘Brightly Brisbane’ festival program, inviting the city to re-emerge, connect, celebrate and shine brightly under Brisbane’s expansive skies this September. Over 23 days in September, Brisbane Festival will commission 18 new works, stage 15 world premieres, deliver 139 productions, and present events... Continue Reading →

Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Season 2019

Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble performed Half Hour Hamlet as part of their Season 2019 launch. Photographed by Silvana Macarone. Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble have launched their 2019 Season, with Artistic Director Rob Pensalfini announcing a full production of Henry IV, Part I directed by QSE veteran Rebecca Murphy. 2019 will see a new crop of Apprentices join... Continue Reading →

La Boite Theatre Company Season 2019

Photograph by Dylan Evans La Boite Theatre Company have committed to another year of exciting new stories and collaborations, launching their 2019 season which Artistic Director Todd MacDonald describes as being all about connection and reconnection. “La Boite is a beautiful collision of incredible history and future vision,” MacDonald said. “For 94 years, La Boite has... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Everyday Requiem (Expressions Dance Company)

Richard Causer and Brian Lucas, photographed by Dylan Evans.   In collaboration with the Australian Voices, Expressions Dance Company will premiere Everyday Requiem at QPAC on October 12; a “touching, poignant work, full of humour, romance and heartbreaking moments, as we follow The Old Man (played by acclaimed Brisbane performer Brian Lucas) through his memories... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: I Am My Own Wife (Oriel Group)

I didn't intend to write a review of this work, but my Instagram post was getting out of hand...! So, I've transplanted my thoughts into a blog post. Last night we saw I Am My Own Wife at QUT Gardens Theatre. The play, written by Doug Wright, has won every major drama award, including the... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Jasper Jones (Queensland Theatre)

Nicholas Denton and Melanie Zanetti. Imagery via Kath Rose & Associates. Where? Playhouse Theatre, QPAC When? 28 July – August 18 Part regional coming-of-age story and part gothic mystery, Queensland Theatre’s Jasper Jones has hit the Playhouse Theatre. Adapted from Craig Silvey’s classic Australian novel by Kate Mulvany and directed by Queensland Theatre’s Artistic Director... Continue Reading →

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