Review: Matrix (Expressions Dance Company & Beijing Dance / LDTX)

Matrix is a collaboration between Expressions Dance Company and Beijing Dance / LDTX, an enthralling double bill of contemporary dance works by acclaimed choreographers Stephanie Lake and MA Bo. Created in only five weeks during a creative development in China, Matrix is performed by the twenty dancers of the two company ensembles, including guest dancer... Continue Reading →

Review: Spring Awakening (Moreton Bay Theatre Company)

Content and trigger warning: Please note that this production contains, and therefore this review refers to, abuse, rape, abortion, incest, suicide, violence, partial nudity, mature themes, and coarse language. This production is not recommended for anyone under fifteen years. Moreton Bay Theatre Company presents Spring Awakening, directed by Pat James with musical direction by Melissa... Continue Reading →

Review: Cock (Bosco Productions)

Newly-launched Brisbane theatre company Bosco Productions present a tense and engaging production of Mike Bartlett’s contemporary theatre work Cock, directed by Helen Howard and performed by a talented cast of four. Cock tells the story of John (Julian Curtis), a young man who, while on a break from his long-term boyfriend (Derek Draper) is surprised... Continue Reading →

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: Skyward (Republic of Song & Vulcana)

Republic of Song's shimmering, soaring fusion of circus and song will give you goosebumps. Supported by Vulcana, Skyward combined several art forms - song, circus, and photo/videography - into a meditation on mindfulness that is quite cathartic in its beauty. Time lapse photography by Michael Owen was interspersed with song and aerial circus choreography to... Continue Reading →

Review: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra kickstarted their 2019 season on February 16 with an evening of otherworldly music from Mozart and Mahler. In place of the pre-concert talk that occurs before most QSO Maestro concerts, Timothy Matthies hosted an in-conversation with Brisbane-based guest soprano Morgan England-Jones, who performed the solo role in Mahler’s fourth symphony later in... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Les Misérables (Savoyards Musical Theatre Brisbane)

Photographed by Michelle Thomas, Christopher Thomas Photography Where? Iona Performing Arts Centre, Lindum. When? June 23 – July 7 Brisbane’s oldest continuously running musical theatre company, Savoyards, present the epic and uplifting musical theatre classic Les Misérables at the Iona Performing Arts Centre this June-July, directed by Robbie Parkin and with Geoffrey Secomb as Musical... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Dinopocalypse (Ruckus Brisbane)

Image credit: Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography.   Ruckus has created an interactive and immersive theatre experience combining spoken word, dance, physical theatre, and, of course, dinosaurs. The experience of Dinopocalypse began before we reached the venue, with the Facebook event page containing messages from Dinocorp. Patrons were greeted at the door by Dinocorp’s experts,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Twelfth Night (Queensland Theatre)

Move over, Beyonce! Christen O'Leary as Malvolia. Image via Kath Rose & Associates. Where? QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When? April 28 – May 19 ‘Things change and so do we’ – Queensland Theatre has beautifully reinvigorated Shakespeare’s final comedy, Twelfth Night, with a suite of new songs by Tim Finn. I grew up listening to a... Continue Reading →

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