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: 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: Wynnum Fringe Festival

Wynnum Fringe Festival 16 – 21 November 2021 Various locations in Wynnum After a successful inaugural festival in 2020, Wynnum Fringe returns to the bayside – bigger and bolder than before – with a star-studded lineup of local, national, and international acts across six days. With an expanded programme of free and ticketed events, Wynnum Fringe 2021 will... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Undercover Artist Festival

Performance artist Lauren Watson, image supplied Undercover Artist Festival 16 – 18 September Queensland Theatre, South Brisbane With a programme of free and ticketed events, Undercover Artist Festival will showcase theatre, dance, comedy, circus, music, cabaret, poetry and more from performing artists with disability, in partnership with Brisbane Festival. The three-day disability-led performing arts festival exists to profile... 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 →

What’s On: MELT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture

Brisbane Powerhouse MELT Festival Beauty Pageant, Friday, June 28, 2019. Picture: Renae Droop/RDW Photography. MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture 20–30 May 2021 Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm From solidarity through storytelling to confetti-covered cabaret, MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture has torn the wrapping off a spectacular program of events and performances for... Continue Reading →

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