Review: Beethoven’s Emperor (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

QSO Conductor Laureate Johannes Fritzsch and pianist Daniel de Borah. Photographed by Peter Wallis. It was a delight to be able to return QPAC’s Concert Hall on Friday night for Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s stirring final Maestro concert of 2020 - Beethoven’s Emperor. As well as being the 2020 season finale, this concert marks the end... Continue Reading →

Review: The Midsummer Carnival (Brisbane Immersive Ensemble)

Brisbane Immersive Ensemble have turned their expertise for site-specific performance to The Stores building at Brisbane Powerhouse with The Midsummer Carnival, transforming it into a mystical forest and carnival fairground to serve as the backdrop for their rendition of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream focuses on four Athenian lovers -... Continue Reading →

Review: Timeless (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra farewelled outgoing Music Director Alondra de la Parra and 2019 Artist in Residence Paul Lewis in a spectacular concert that showcased the best of both. In an exciting first for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the concert was also livestreamed globally via Facebook and to venues across the state, reaching a potential audience of... 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 →

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