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Shayda Alizadeh is a guest writer for AussieTheatre.com

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.



Smooth Criminals – Brisbane Powerhouse

Joel Turner and Luke Kennedy in Smooth Criminals. Photo by Christopher Wayne.

  What does a beat boxer and the runner up of The Voice have in common? The late great Michael Jackson. The unlikely duo is Luke Kennedy from Team Ricky on The Voice (and The Ten Tenors) and Joel Turner (world champion beat boxer and platinum selling hip hop artist), and they’ve teamed up to… Read more.


Star announcement for The Body Guard – Video Interview with Paulini.

Paulini. Photo by Daniel Boud.

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that beloved Australian pop star Paulini will play the leading role in The Bodyguard, the award-winning film-turned musical. Paulini first stepped into the limelight on the first series of Australian Idol, impressing the nation with her 5-octave range. The Fijian-born singer songwriter will be making her… Read more.


La Boite Launches 2017 Season

La Boite Theatre 2017 Launch

Launching their 2017 Season, La Boite’s program focuses on Your Stories, Your Community & Your Theatre, reflecting their commitment to working with local artists as well as collaborating with a diverse range of companies around Australia. “Each year we engage with new artists and create contemporary Australian work that reflects Brisbane and Australia to share with… Read more.


Disgraced in Brisbane

Disgraced in Brisbane

The rules of polite dinner conversation etiquette in a post-9/11 society: never discuss politics, religion, race, or terrorism. Obviously the memo wasn’t sent out to the four guests who attended the most explosive dinner party in an upper-class Manhattan apartment in New York. Did he just say that… out loud? That is what you will… Read more.


St Mary’s in Exile – QTC World Premiere

Kevin Spink, Peter Marshall, Bryan Probets, and Louisa Prosser. Photo by Stephen Henry.

In the largest schism in Australia’s Catholic history, Father Peter Kennedy was ousted from his post at St Mary’s by the Church for his unorthodox practices. The beloved priest was progressive, inclusive (and a bit of a rebel) in the way he interpreted the scripture, conducted mass, and interacted with the community at wide. When… Read more.


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