The night of their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish cousins (and one of their girlfriends) are spending the night together in a small New York apartment. In the midst of grief, their strained relationships are simmering… Joshua Harmon’s script is well crafted; strongly structured with very clear, well-written characters. Skillful exposition is cloaked in dialogue and… Read more.
Mens Rea: The Shifter’s Intent is a contemporary dance piece performed and choreographed by Raghav Handa. Mens rea means ‘guilty mind’ in Latin. In a legal context, it means intent. Ironically, the intention of this production was unclear; I only learned about the show’s intended meaning from the programme after the performance. The show began… Read more.
Hanuman, a cheeky child monkey, gets impatient when his mother takes too long finding mangoes for him in the forest. In his hunger, he mistakes the sun for a giant mango and tries to eat it, incurring the wrath of the storm god and jeopardising the world. Originally a commission by Esplanade Theatre on the… Read more.
The 2016 Helpmann Award Nominees were announced on Monday with simultaneous events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. With Tim Minchin’s musical Matilda garnering the most nominations, Queensland has scored a fantastic number of nominations in this year’s Helpmann Awards. Out of the 41 categories, over 20 Queenslanders/Queensland companies were nominated for accolades. Thuso Lekwape and… Read more.
Quintessential nice guy Seymour works in a failing florist on skid row. He is hapless, invisible and helplessly in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey, until one day he discovers a mysterious plant on the sidewalk. As the plant, named Audrey II, grows and attracts throngs of interested people to the florist, suddenly Seymour’s dreams… Read more.
Meet a 17 year-old girl who doesn’t feel she is like her peers. She doesn’t watch Home and Away or have posters of Zac Efron on her wall. Instead, she watches Sophie’s Choice and has posters of Meryl Streep. She hasn’t found her place in the world yet, but Meryl helps her to believe anything is… Read more.
There is a low hum of people getting to their seats, laughing, settling, catching up with family and friends – suddenly the theatre is plunged into darkness. For several seconds there is a palpable vacuum of noise and light. This is preface of what is to come; a play that is dark and populated by… Read more.
Underground Productions, the student theatre company at the University of Queensland, is the latest in Australia tackle Caryl Churchill’s 2012 play Love and Information after last year’s critically acclaimed Sydney Theatre Company/Malthouse co-production. This play consists of 57 short scenes, each of which are designed to comment on how we interact with each other, or with… Read more.
Jenny is a Viking mama of three. She keeps a blog about the everyday battles she faces as a parent: from mustering the fortitude to get out of bed, to shopping with children who constantly want things, to dealing with passive-aggressive neighbours who seem to have everything under control. When Jenny forgets to book a… Read more.
Theatremakers bring this semi-historical, entirely hilarious Gutenberg! The Musical! to life for Brisbane’s Anywhere Theatre Festival 2016. Broadway wannabies Bud Davenport and Doug Simon (played by Anthony Demarco and Louis Peake) are doing a reading of their (less than historically accurate) musical about the inventor of the printing press, Johann Gutenberg, hoping to attract the… Read more.