Meet the Cast – American Idiot (Pannic Productions)

After waiting 10 years for theatrical rights to become available, Pannic Productions move into the newly refurbished QUT Gardens Theatre this week in preparation for the Queensland community theatre premiere of Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT. The cast very kindly made time to sit down and chat with me about working on the show, their characters,... Continue Reading →

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Review: The Telefon (Lightning Bolt Creative)

An uncomfortably unfunny and unnecessarily foul endurance exercise for the audience. If you've ever seen the workings of an unsupervised grade eight drama class, you'll have an idea of what happened on The Telefon. It was an ambitious concept - a livestreamed performance experienced by the audience in the comfort of their own home, interacting... Continue Reading →

Review: Mettle, Moxie & Melody (Etch Events)

Mettle, Moxie & Melody is a brilliant original musical that follows three fierce leading ladies as they confront and conquer the metaphorical dragons in their modern-day fairy tales and seize control of their own destinies. Evie is moving to the big city to find herself and explore her sexuality away from her conservative mother. Stella... Continue Reading →

Review: In Bloom (Underground Productions)

Tales of lost love, treasured memories, and poetic musings on the world we live in, set among cool greenery and the sound of running water. In Bloom is a series of monologues and spoken word poems about art, sex, and nature, created from anonymous submissions and performed by five women among the trailing green leaves and... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: S**t Storm (A Very Theatre Company)

  A Very Theatre Company tells a messy, close-to-home tale with plenty of toilet humour. Lounge in a deckchair in the UQ Museum Courtyard to witness the imperfect crime unfolding in the heart of Brisbane’s bureaucracy – the Parks Maintenance department of the Brisbane City Council. Downtrodden Council worker Lenny has a difficult time finding... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: I Stand Here Ironing (Anne Pensalfini)

  American writer Tillie Olsen’s short story is brought to life on stage, performed as a heartfelt monologue by Anne Pensalfini. Created in consultation with Margi Brown Ash and directed by Heidi Manché, I Stand Here Ironing explores the complexity of familial relationships, especially those between a mother and her children. Standing at her post... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Bonnie Curtis Projects)

Image credit: David Vagg   After sell-out shows in Sydney, Bonnie Curtis Projects embark on their first tour to Queensland, and the nature of the performance defies definition – it’s not dance, it’s not theatre, it’s GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS. Hosted by the charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies, who did a fabulous job in widening the boundaries... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Puck (Magnetic North Theatre Company)

Image credit: Aimi Hobson   In a hidden garden in Bardon, the mischievous sprite Puck makes his return to the human realm to master the whiles of the WiFi, which is interfering with Fae magic. But things have changes since Puck last stumbled upon mortals… The four lovers of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are reintroduced... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Much Ado (Shakespeare Plugged In)

  Image credit: Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography. Shakespeare Plugged In transform the world’s first romantic comedy into a musical tour de force at Brisbane’s legendary live music venue, The Zoo. Shakespeare’s lyrical prose lends itself to musical interpretation, and Shakespeare Plugged In have taken it a step further, turning the world’s first romantic comedy into... Continue Reading →

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