What’s On: Macbeth (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Rebecca Murphy and Rob Pensalifini as the Macbeths. Image credit: Whitfield Photo Macbeth 11 - 27 November 2022 Fringe Brisbane Hub, 23 Manning Street, South Brisbane For the first time in the company's 21-year history, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble will perform William Shakespeare's dark psychological thriller Macbeth. Directed by Angela Witcher, an ensemble of twelve actors... 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 →

Review: The Rover (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Dudley Powell as Willmore and Matt Gaffney as Don Antonio. Image credit: Benjamin Prindable Photography. Content note: The Rover includes mature themes, including sexual assault and simulated violence. Mischief, masks, and mistaken identities abound in Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's production of Aphra Behn’s The Rover (or, The Banish’d Cavaliers), directed by Rebecca Murphy. Playing out at... Continue Reading →

Review: Romeo & Juliet (Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble)

Liliana Macarone as Romeo and Sarah Doyle as Juliet. Image Credit: Benjamin Prindable Photography. Celebrating their 20th birthday in 2021, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble returns to the Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre with their first full production of Romeo & Juliet. Directed by QSE Artistic Director Rob Pensalfini, who also played Friar Lawrence, and starring Liliana Macarone... Continue Reading →

What’s On: CAESAR (La Boite Theatre Company)

Giema Contini, Billy Fogarty, and Chenoa Deemal, photographed by Morgan Roberts CAESAR 23 July – 7 August 2021.  Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove With Shakespeare’s five acts adapted by five fierce, female-identifying and non-binary playwrights - Claire Christian, Jean Tong, Megan Wilding, Merlynn Tong and Zoey Dawson - CAESAR is a provocative contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s... 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 →

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