Review: I Often Find That I Am Naked (Rouge Theatre Company)

Dry humour and dry martinis are served up in Rouge Theatre Company's highly polished first production, directed by Sarah Drew, exploring the dark side of casual dating and the media myth of the modern woman who "has it all". Written by Brisbane artist Fiona Sprott in 1998, I Often Find That I Am Naked is... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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