Review: Come From Away (Newtheatricals & Junkyard Dog Productions)

Original Australian company, photographed by Jeff Busby Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Come From Away has opened in Brisbane, bringing the packed Lyric Theatre to its feet for a spirited standing ovation. Come From Away is an upbeat and uplifting musical that reminds us of the best bits of our humanity. Directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed... Continue Reading →

Review: The Revolutionists (The Curators’ Theatre)

Lauren Roche as Charlotte Corday in The Revolutionists. Images: NAZ MULLA. Content and trigger warning: This production contains coarse language, and spoken references to historical violence. The Curators’ Theatre have opened their 2021 season with the Australian premiere of The Revolutionists by American playwright Lauren Gunderson. Directed and designed by Michael Beh, this metatheatrical dramatic... Continue Reading →

Review: Vincent River (The Curators Theatre)

Patrick Shearer as Davey. Photographed by Naz Mulla. Content and trigger warning: Please note that this production contains, and therefore this review may refer to: domestic, sexual, and homophobic violence, mature themes, spoken references to sex, and coarse language. The Curators Theatre have christened Brisbane’s newest indie performance venue with a passionate production of Vincent... 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: Ruby Moon (Moreton Bay Theatre Company)

Moreton Bay Theatre Company present Ruby Moon, directed by Susan O’Toole-Cridland – a chilling piece of absurdist theatre full of mystery and ambiguity, written by Matt Cameron in 2003 but enduringly resonant in an Australian society growing increasingly paranoid. Six-year-old Ruby Moon has disappeared on her way to visit Grandma at the bottom of the... Continue Reading →

Review: Storm Boy (Queensland Theatre)

A co-production between Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company in association with Dead Puppet Society, Storm Boy brings Colin Thiele’s classic Australian coming-of-age novel to the stage in a poignant and awe-inspiring production that will thrill audiences young and old. Directed by Sam Strong and adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway, Queensland Theatre’s Storm... Continue Reading →

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