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Jemma Lanyon is a guest writer for AussieTheatre.com

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.


The Flick

Photo by Jodie Hutchinson.

In an association with Melbourne ensemble theatre company Red Stitch, Queensland Theatre presented Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, at QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre last week. The play is set in a run-down movie theatre in Massachusetts (designed by Shaun Gurton) with the movie seats facing the audience, projector up the back, and… Read more.


Ladies in Black Returns to Brisbane

Ladies in Black - Queensland Theatre

In a return season presented by Queensland Theatre, Ladies in Black is a charming musical full of flair and frocks, exploring the post-war era in Australia. Adapted by Carolyn Burns from Madeleine St John’s 1993 novel, The Women in Black, the story looks at this time and its issues from a lighter perspective, using quintessential Aussie… Read more.


Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza – a kaleidoscope of colour and sound.

Kooza - Cirque du Soleil. Image supplied.

The circus always brings back fond memories of childhood – sitting under the big top (with the obligatory fairy floss and popcorn) and watching talented people do extraordinary things – but Cirque du Soleil takes circus to a whole other level. If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder, the skill, and the bravery on display… Read more.


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