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Jemma Lanyon is a guest writer for AussieTheatre.com

Matt-aphorically Speaking – A Dyslexic Guide to Dating, Love and Everything In Twebeen

Matt-aphorically Speaking- A Dyslexic Guide to Dating, Love and Everything In Twebeen. Image supplied.

Written and performed by Matthew Dear (graduate from the 2016 Griffith Conservatorium of Music’s Musical Theatre programme), Matt-aphorically Speaking is part-cabaret, part-lecture, about the important things in relationships- commitment, honesty, passion, connection and hugs. The favourite aspect of the show are the anecdotes from Dear’s past- from school to awkward first dates. They are funny,… Read more.


Swallow

Swallow - Metro Arts. Image supplied.

Swallow portrays the hard lives of three women as they find a way to survive in a modern world. It’s a story of alienation, isolation, and loneliness. The theme of the play questions identity and the challenge of how every human being struggles to cope with the complexities of life to find their inner voice…. Read more.


Rice

Rice - Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre. Image Supplied.

No matter what your social status, cultural background, or gender is everyone has dreams, challenges, and personal problems. Premiering at Queensland Theatre’s Bille Brown Studio, in association with Griffin Theatre is Michele Lee’s Queensland Premier’s Drama Award winning play, Rice. Set in a corporate office building between the basement and the 20th floor executive office… Read more.


The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong. Image by Jeff Busby.

Fresh from seasons of Cat and Two Sisters (there were casting issues, don’t ask), the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society presents a season of the murder mystery, The Murder at Haversham Manor. The poor cast was plagued by disaster after disaster- slow lighting cues, misplaced props, forgotten lines and many injuries, yet they displayed impressive perseverance… Read more.


Regan Lynch Does It In Public

Regan Lynch - Anywhere Theatre Festival. Image supplied.

As part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival, Regan Lynch presents his self-written, one-man show, Regan Lynch Does It In Public – Young Dumb & Full of Comedy. The cabaret was a bold and energetic insight into Regan’s own queer life, exploring controversial topics such as HIV, condoms, queer sex life, and medication. Regan talked candidly… Read more.



Cluedo! The Interactive Game – Anywhere Theatre Festival

Cluedo! The Interactive Game – Anywhere Theatre

It’s 1936, you’re standing on the balcony of the Kookaburra Queen Paddleboat, enjoying the cool night breeze, the water lapping around the boat, and the sounds of cool jazz wafting up from the cocktail party down below. Suddenly one of the characters is murdered, the boat is crawling with detectives, and everyone is summoned to… Read more.


Once in Royal David’s City

Once in Royal David’s City

A new work by one of Australia’s award winning writer/directors, Michael Gow, Once in Royal David’s City is an Epic (in the true theatrical text book sense), Australian story all neatly wrapped up in a red Christmas bow. Now let’s unwrap it. Set in northern New South Wales, Will Drummond (Jason Klarwein), a Brechtian theatre… Read more.


Bobbi-Lea chats with the wonderful cast of My Fair Lady – Video Interview

Anna O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

My Fair Lady’s 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Lowe’s iconic musical is currently playing in Brisbane’s QPAC Lyric Theatre as part of the Australian tour. To mark this momentous occasion, producer John Frost has accomplished the most marvellous thing in bringing over Dame Julie Andrews to sit in the director’s chair, 61 years after… Read more.


Every Brilliant Thing is worth living for

James Rowland in Every Brilliant Thing. Photo supplied.

Every Brilliant Thing is the story of a seven-year-old boy who makes a wish list of everything brilliant thing worth living for in this world to cheer up his mother – from Christopher Walken’s hair to staying up till morning with someone that you love. At the beginning of the story the unnamed boy/narrator of… Read more.


#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party!

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! Photo supplied.

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! is a highly entertaining, joyous show with lots of laughs. To set the mood, the cabaret opens with two young ladies in sparkling jewels, glitzy costumes, and makeup that was borrowed from a drag queen. These ladies are BFFs ‘Tiffaney’ and ‘Maddison’ who are exploring rich kids problems such as botox, quinoa enemas, designer… Read more.


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