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 →

Review: Ruby Moon (Ad Astra)

Gary Farmer-Trickett and Sandra Harman, photographed by Christopher Sharman Photography Content note: Ruby Moon includes sexual references, adult themes, and simulated violence. Ad Astra present Matt Cameron's Australian gothic suburban thriller Ruby Moon, directed by Susan O'Toole-Cridland and starring Sandra Harman and Gary Farmer-Trickett as distraught parents Ray and Sylvie Moon. Written in 2003 and... Continue Reading →

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 →

What’s On: Control (Observatory Theatre)

Image supplied by Observatory Theatre Control 9 - 11 June 2022 Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point Observatory Theatre bring Keziah Warner’s dystopian blockbuster Control to the Queensland Multicultural Centre for a limited season in June. Control was originally developed through the INK program at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre in Melbourne, and this production will be... Continue Reading →

Review: Toy Symphony (Ad Astra)

Gregory J Wilken as Roland Henning in Toy Symphony, photographed by Christopher Sharman Content note: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, and depictions of drug use Ad Astra present Michael Gow’s award-winning play Toy Symphony, directed by Michelle Carey, a two-act drama that dives into memory and contemplates the nature and commodification of creativity.... Continue Reading →

Review: Leaves of Glass (The X Collective)

Aidan O’Donnell and Nathan Kennedy as Barry and Steven in Leaves of Glass, photographed by Naz Mulla Content note: This production contains coarse language, depictions of domestic violence, and spoken references to suicide and child abuse. Following postponements earlier in the year due to COVID-19, The X Collective has now opened their riveting production of... Continue Reading →

Observatory Theatre’s 2022 Season

Observatory Theatre has launched their 2022 season of larger-than-life stories, promising vibrant productions by casts of diverse backgrounds. This year will also see the launch of a new playwright program, Telescope, with its finished product playing in next year’s season. Observatory Theatre is an independent Australian theatre production house based in Brisbane, creating work with... Continue Reading →

Review: SHELTER (The Drawer Productions)

Review of May 9 performance. The Drawer Productions placed the audience at the heart of an unravelling family mystery with their unsettling immersive theatre piece SHELTER. I saw SHELTER on Mother’s Day and it turned out to be an appropriate choice with its focus on mother-daughter relationships and themes of legacy, intergenerational trauma, history’s tendency... 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 →

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