Articles by: Jemma Lanyon

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1984: A Talk with David Whitney

1984 -Shake & Stir [image supplied]

Enter a dark world run by a totalitarian government. They watch you constantly. They control your life. They control your thoughts. They even rewrite history. What would you do? Would you comply? Would you try to escape? Would you lose yourself? After a sell-out season last year, George Orwell’s classic,…

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Company the Musical

The cast of  Company - Ignations Musical Society
[CF Photography & Design]

Stephen Sondheim’s Company is a real gem of a musical. It’s got beautiful music, ingenious lyrics, wonderful character development, and witty one-liners, all topped off with emotional depth. It’s an ambitious project for an amateur company to tackle, but Ignations Musical Society have done it with aplomb. It is Bobby’s…

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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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