Review: West Side Story (Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment)

Pictured is dress rehearsal for West Side Story production on June 26, 2021 at Crown Theatre in Perth, Australia. Photo by Will Russell. Content warning: this production contains coarse language, adult themes, racial slur,s and sexual violence. West Side Story has opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, directed by Joey McKneely and featuring a cast studded... 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 →

What’s On: Brisbane Festival 2021

Brisbane Festival 3 - 25 September 2021 Brisbane Festival have announced their 2021 ‘Brightly Brisbane’ festival program, inviting the city to re-emerge, connect, celebrate and shine brightly under Brisbane’s expansive skies this September. Over 23 days in September, Brisbane Festival will commission 18 new works, stage 15 world premieres, deliver 139 productions, and present events... Continue Reading →

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 →

What’s On: The End of Us (Rouge Theatre Co)

The End of Us 23-25 June 2021 BackDock Arts, Fortitude Valley It's the last nine hours before the democratically elected end of the world and Archie and Meredith are breaking up.  Rouge Theatre Co presents The End of Us, written & directed by Emma Fenton Wells. at BackDock Arts this June. Founded in 2019, Rouge Theatre Co's... Continue Reading →

What’s On: The Time is Now (La Boite)

Photographed by Dylan Evans The Time Is Now 24 May - 5 June La Boite Roundhouse Theatre Content warnings: discussion of domestic violence, harassment, and coarse language A show that gives voice to a generation often silenced or dismissed. The Time Is Now stars real teenagers with real conviction, spanning diverse cultures, backgrounds and political... 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: 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 →

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