Review: Mamma Mia! (Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc)

Donna & The Dynamos (L-R, Jacqueline Atherton, Vanessa Wainwright & Natalie Lennox) photographed by Sharyn Hall. Savoyards delivered an ABBA-solutely entertaining night out with their production of Mamma Mia!, directed by Johanna Toia and featuring 50 community theatre performers at the Iona Performing Arts Centre. A jukebox musical featuring 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits, Mamma... Continue Reading →

Review: Batshit (Leah Shelton, Metro Arts & Brisbane Festival)

Leah Shelton, photographed by Joel Devereux Content warning: Batshit refers to mental illness and institutionalised medical treatment. It also contains occasional coarse language, sexual references, haze/smoke effects, loud sounds, bright lighting flashes and strobe lighting effects. Leah Shelton's third solo show, Batshit, made its world premiere at Metro Arts as part of Brisbane Festival 2022,... Continue Reading →

What’s On: The Producers (Queensland Musical Theatre)

Image credit: Creative Street The Producers 21 - 30 October 2022 Twelfth Night Theatre, Bowen Hills The Producers is recommended for audiences aged 16+ Independent theatre company Queensland Musical Theatre are presenting Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud musical The Producers, the show that set the record for most Tony Award wins. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his... 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 →

What’s On: Batshit (Leah Shelton)

Leah Shelton, photographed by Joel Devereux Batshit 21 - 24 September 2022 New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts, West End Presented by Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival, Leah Shelton's third solo work explores the history of women who have been locked up, medicated, pathologized and silenced by a simple label - ‘crazy’. Directed by Olivier award-winning... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Destiny Doomed (Observatory Theatre)

Image credit: Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography Destiny Doomed 29 September - 8 October 2022 Musgrave Park, South Brisbane Observatory Theatre will present Destiny Doomed, a musical retelling of Ireland’s infamous legend ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’ by Brisbane writer and composer Anina-Marie Van Wyk, under the stars in the heart of South Brisbane. Featuring an... Continue Reading →

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