Articles by: Jemma Lanyon

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I’m Your Man

I'm Your Man

I’m Your Man is a show created and directed by Roslyn Oades. For 18 months Oades followed around a promising up and coming boxer, Bill ‘The Kid’ Dibb, and documented his quest for an IBF World Title Belt. This piece of headphone-verbatim theatre is a culmination of all her research…

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Acting Workshops with Hugh Parker and Gareth Harris

Hugh Parker & Gareth Harris Acting Workshops

AussieTheatre writer Jemma Lanyon was recently afforded the privilege of having coffee with two gentlemen of theatre – Hugh Parker and Gareth Harris – to talk about their upcoming acting workshops in Brisbane. Both Gareth and Hugh moved to Brisbane from the UK (in 2005 and 2006 respectively), and in…

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Grease is still the One That We Want

The cast of Grease at Sydney's launch. Image by Matt Watson

In August, John Frost’s new production of Grease will premiere in Brisbane. With 35 years since the film was released, and alongside the die-hard fans, there is a new generation waiting for this musical. The last big on-stage production in Australia was 22 years ago (though there have been two…

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Short+Sweet 2012, QLD

Short+Sweet 2012, QLD

Eleven years ago, Short+Sweet began in Sydney. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, spreading around Australia and then internationally (Auckland, Mumbai, Delhi, Singapore, Chennai, Malaysia). Now in its forth year in Brisbane, Short + Sweet is the world’s largest ten minute play festival. This year’s festival has…

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Hats, Heart and Healing: Head Full Of Love

Hats, Heart and Healing: Head Full Of Love

Written by Alana Valentine and directed by Wesley Enoch, Head Full of Love is a story of hats, healing and coping strategies. Nessa (Colette Mann) has run from her suburban life to Alice Springs. Completely alone and out of her depth, she meets Tilly (Roxanne McDonald) and an unlikely friendship…

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A Midwinter Night’s Dream at the Opera

Midsummer Nights Dream - Opera Australia

From the moment you walk into the theatre to see Opera Australia’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, your senses are ensnared by the sight of the incredible set, the sound of birds chirping in the trees and the smell of incense wafting through the air. Under the unique artistic direction of…

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