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Lady Beatle is Spot On  

Naomi Price in Lady Beatle. Image by Dylan Evans.

It’s fifty years to the day the Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band– a very fitting time for the opening of The Little Red Company’s Beatles tribute cabaret Lady Beatle. Like all good cabaret, Lady Beatle intertwines music with an underlying simple but effective narrative story with really interesting… Read more.


The Witches

Christian Charisiou in The Witches - SunPAC. Image supplied.

The Roald Dahl classic, The Witches, is brought to life in a lively one-man 45-minute show at SunPAC. It’s the story of a heroic little boy’s fight against evil witches who are planning to squelch out all the children in the world. Actor Christian Charisiou does a wonderful job of delivering a highly physical performance…. Read more.


A Layperson’s Night at the Orchestra – QSO Haydn and Sibelius.

QSO Haydn and Sibelius. Image supplied.

As part of their Maestro series, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents Haydn and Sibelius. Robert Trevino is a rapidly emerging American conductor and is making his Australian debut as guest conductor for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and many… Read more.


Blue Bones

Merlynn Tong in Blue Bones. Image supplied.

Some people in our lives leave us with marks, both seen and unseen. Merlynn Tong’s play Blue Bones is a poignant exploration of the psychology of domestic violence, relationships and survival. When Merlynn goes to the doctor, x-rays reveal scars on her bones left by a violent ex-boyfriend she had in her mid-teens. This unearths… Read more.



Art and Theatre combine in England

England. Image supplied.

England, by Tim Crouch, is the story of a woman in a relationship with an art collector who travels the world sourcing paintings, leaving her largely alone as she gets sick and finds out she needs a heart transplant. The two-hander featuring Barbara Lowing and Steven Tandy begins with the audience being undertaking a tour of… Read more.


Disney on Ice presents a Frozen Morning Tea

Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Image supplied.

This winter, Disney on Ice brings the blockbuster family favourite Frozen to life where it should be – on ice. The beloved animated characters Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, will be performed by world class ice skating professionals, as they dance on ice to hit songs from the movie including “Let It Go”, “Do… Read more.


Jarrod Duffy Is Not Dead

Jarrod Duffy Is Not Dead. Image supplied.

This is the story of a group of actors (now theatre troupe Applespiel) at uni in Woolongong in 2010.  Their friend, Jarrod Duffy, disappears a few weeks before they are all due to graduate.  Duffy tells no one where he is going and leaves behind a room full of belongings in his share-house with no… Read more.


QSO Shines Bright with Stars in its 70th Year

In Conversation with Maxim Vengerov. Image supplied.

2017 is a landmark year for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in many ways. It’s their 7oth birthday and the official commencement of Alondra de la Parra’s appointment as the new Musical Director. De la Parra is a wunderkind of international acclaim. She began conducting at 13 and at 23 she founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of… Read more.


James Rowland on the startling Every Brilliant Thing

James Rowland in Every Brilliant Thing. Photo supplied.

Actor James Rowland has come from the UK to Brisbane – it’s his first time in this city, but not the country. Following a week of previews in London, he’s here to perform in Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donohoe’s one-man play Every Brilliant Thing. This play is the story of a seven-year-old boy whose mother… Read more.


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