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 →

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: Jesus Christ Superstar (Lynch & Paterson)

Jesus Christ Superstar 9-15 July 2021 Twelfth Night Theatre, Bowen Hills Suitable for patrons aged 15+ Lynch & Paterson bring Jesus Christ Superstar, the mega musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, to Brisbane as it celebrates its 50th anniversary since the original concept album.   “We are beyond excited to not only bring this phenomenal... 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 →

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