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 →

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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 →

Anywhere Theatre Festival

  Where? Anywhere but a theatre across Brisbane, Noosa, and the Sunshine Coast! When? May 10 - 27, 2018 Anywhere Festival has launched, with the full programme now available and some shows already sold out! A Brisbane-based non-profit with a vision of bringing exciting performances to non-traditional spaces – backyards, bars, battleships – Anywhere is... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The 39 Steps (Queensland Theatre)

Hugh Parker as Richard Hannay and Liz Buchanan as Annabella Shmidt Where? Cremorne Theatre, QPAC When? February 24 – March 28, 2018 Part noir murder mystery and part comedy sketch, Queensland Theatre’s season of The 39 Steps makes brilliant use of physical comedy and farce, spy movie and thriller tropes, audience interaction and melodrama to... Continue Reading →

Review: Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Productions)

Photography by Jeff Busby.Where? Lyric Theatre, QPACWhen? February 23 – June 3, 2018After highly successful seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, Aladdin has finally come to show Brisbane A Whole New World! Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and much anticipated by Queensland audiences, the musical officially opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre on Saturday night to gasps... Continue Reading →

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