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 →

What’s On: This Wide Night (A Moveable Theatre)

This Wide Night 18 February - 7 March 2021 Backdock Arts, 103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley Starring Julia Johnson and Shardé Anne, with direction and design by Michael Beh and produced by Terry Hansen, This Wide Night explores the importance and uniqueness of relationships formed in prison: how they can, or perhaps cannot, exist in another... Continue Reading →

Review: Vincent River (The Curators Theatre)

Patrick Shearer as Davey. Photographed by Naz Mulla. Content and trigger warning: Please note that this production contains, and therefore this review may refer to: domestic, sexual, and homophobic violence, mature themes, spoken references to sex, and coarse language. The Curators Theatre have christened Brisbane’s newest indie performance venue with a passionate production of Vincent... Continue Reading →

Review: The 8 Reindeer Monologues (The Drama Merchant)

Content and trigger warning: This production contains or refers to, and therefore this review refers to, sexual harassment and abuse, rape, paedophilia, homophobic and ableist slurs, mature themes, and coarse language. The Drama Merchant presents The 8 Reindeer Monologues, a dark Christmas drama with moments of humour by Jeff Goode. The play is presented in... Continue Reading →

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