Review: White Pearl (Queensland Theatre)

Imagery by Phil Erbacher Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss. Anchuli Felicia King’s corporate satire has opened at Queensland Theatre and sets out to tackle a broad range of issues, from intracultural racism to start-up culture and the cosmetics industry. Directed by Priscilla Jackman, White Pearl follows the aftermath of an ad that goes viral for all the... Continue Reading →

Review: A Bed of Roses (Arbour Theatre Company)

Scripted by Disapol Savetsila from the true stories and experiences of young people around the world during COVID-19, A Bed of Roses is an immersive theatre experience that explores the familiar frustrations of a share house with the added stress of a global pandemic. After the devastating year that was 2020, the housemates of 22 Rose Street... Continue Reading →

Review: Meat Mirror (Jay Younger & Lisa O’Neill)

Review of May 9 performance by Elise Lawrence. A ten-minute performance art piece in the Mappin’s Nursery Share House, Meat Mirror used video projections and physical theatre to blur the lines between beauty and horror. A collaboration between Jay Younger and Lisa O’Neill, Meat Mirror is a condemnation of social media and the normalisation of cosmetic surgery to achieve... Continue Reading →

Review: SHELTER (The Drawer Productions)

Review of May 9 performance. The Drawer Productions placed the audience at the heart of an unravelling family mystery with their unsettling immersive theatre piece SHELTER. I saw SHELTER on Mother’s Day and it turned out to be an appropriate choice with its focus on mother-daughter relationships and themes of legacy, intergenerational trauma, history’s tendency... Continue Reading →

Review: Intoxication (Before Shot)

Review of May 8 performance. A powerfully personal performance exploring intimacy and connectedness in the digital age. Christopher Bryant demonstrated his mastery of storytelling in this highly polished and deeply personal show. Intoxication is a sharp examination of fear and loneliness in a world where we are constantly connected, constantly performing our identity for known and unknown... 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 →

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