Review: The Boys (PIP Theatre)

Samuel Valentine, Stephen Geronimos, and Aidan O'Donnell Review of 12 October performance Content warnings: Violence, partial nudity, strong coarse language, offensive language, scenes of binge drinking/alcohol consumption, ableism, adult themes, murder, and discussion of physical and sexual violence. PIP Theatre presented Gordon Graham’s haunting suburban drama The Boys in October, directed by Cienda McNamara. Drawing... Continue Reading →

Review: Macbeth (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Rebecca Murphy and Rob Pensalfini as Lady and Lord Macbeth. Image by Benjamin Prindable Photography. Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble performed Macbeth for the first time in the company’s 21-year history, presented in the intimate performance space at the Fringe Brisbane Hub in South Brisbane. Directed by Angela Witcher, an ensemble of twelve actors tackled Shakespeare’s shortest... Continue Reading →

Review: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (The X Collective)

Content warning: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, contains coarse language and references to violence and suicide. In October, The X Collective presented the intriguing avant-garde theatrical experiment White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at Fate Container Studios in West End. Written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, its key point of interest is not in the script, but in... Continue Reading →

Review: The Normal Heart (Ad Astra)

Gregory J Wilken & Felix Jarvis as Ned Weeks & Felix Turner in Ad Astra's production of The Normal Heart. Image supplied. Content warnings: The Normal Heart contains coloured, flashing lights and blackouts, loud music, loud voices, coarse language, adult themes, and strong themes of homophobia, illness, death, and grief. Ad Astra close their 2022... Continue Reading →

Review: output (Coleman Grehan)

Coleman Grehan performs output at the Fringe Brisbane Hub. Imagery supplied. Incorporating spoken word, movement, and electronic music, Coleman Grehan's solo show output was a raw and sincere contemplation of art, creativity, and mortality, performed as part of the inaugural Fringe Brisbane programme. An award-winning theatre director and sound designer returning to theatre-making after burnout,... Continue Reading →

Review: BUNKER (Metro Arts)

Image credit: Stewart Tyrell Content warnings:  BUNKER contains coarse language, heightened psychological states, haze / smoke effects, loud music, and strobe lighting effects. Recommended for audiences aged 15+. What would you do if you received an alert that your world was ending? Who would you call? Where would you go, and what would you take... Continue Reading →

Review: Call Girls (Lauren Harvey and Kelly Hodge)

Content warnings: Call Girls contains coarse language, and parental guidance is recommended for audiences under 15. Lauren Harvey and Kelly Hodge have premiered their wry and relatable workplace comedy Call Girls at Big Fork Theatre as part of the inaugural Fringe Brisbane programme. Written, produced, and performed by Harvey and Hodge, and drawing on their... Continue Reading →

Review: Shakespeare Pick and (re)Mix (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Angus Thorburn, Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn, Rebekah Schmidt, Dudley Powell & Rob Pensalfini. Image supplied by Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble. Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble brought their trademark energy and enthusiasm to EC Venue for Shakespeare Pick and (re)Mix, part of the inaugural Fringe Brisbane programme, with hilarious results. Following a successful season at Anywhere Festival earlier in the year,... Continue Reading →

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