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Aurelian

Aurelian - Metro Arts

It’s awkward as an audience member to feel as if you have walked in on a private therapy session, but then the act of baring ones heart and emotions on stage does run this very risk. Aurelian by Genevieve Trace, which recently played at Metro Arts for the Brisbane Festival…

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Envelope – Out of the mouths of Vertebras

Envelope - The Vertebras

At the age of twenty three, Finn O’Branagain had a sneaking suspicion that she was becoming an adult but wasn’t quite sure how to be sure. So she wrote Envelope. This lead her on a quest to discover how other people knew when they had reached adulthood and in turn lead…

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers (Directed by Tim O’Connor for Harvest Rain) is a musical in two very distinct acts – act one is enraptured by the delightful ignorance of childhood when twin boys, separated at birth meet by chance and become best friends regardless of the social chasm between them. Zack Anthony…

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Delectable Shelter

Delectable Shelter - Metro Arts

A raised, starkly-lit box reminiscent of a department store window display was the first clue that we were about to see something unique. It’s rare to mention set design in the opening of a review, but Claude Marcos’ ‘shelter’ is so clever that it looked as if it were indeed…

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Blood Brothers: A musical for people who don’t usually like musicals

Tim O'Connor
Photo:  Nick Morrisey

Recently AussieTheatre’s Sonny Clarke caught up with director Tim O’Connor to ask him about the up-coming Brisbane production of Willie Russell’s Blood Brothers. Ten years ago, some fourteen years into Blood Brothers’ record breaking run on London’s West End, Tim O’Connor stumbled, jet-lagged and weary, off an inbound flight and…

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Little Orphan TrAshley

Little Orphan TrAshley

When seriously adult-only panto Little Orphan TrAshley opened at the Powerhouse this week, Trevor Ashley and co-writer Phil Scott showed the world at large why only creative Queens can get away with the kind of vulgar, disrespectful and politically incorrect humour that other public figures are banished from society for…

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Friday Nights at Metro Arts

Friday Nights at Metro Arts

A fantastic initiative at the Metro Arts called Friday Nights was had on July 5 as artists and residents opened the doors to welcome beverage toting guests in for a gander at the churning wheels of creation at 109 Edward Street. The main event for my evening was Takeover#3: Rumpus…

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Salon

Salon

In a magnificent re-birthing of the cabaret, Director/choreographer Timothy Brown shakes the dust from the moth-eaten nineteenth century salon scene and hurls it far into the future creating a sensual blend of a debauched rock and roll vaudeville and the Fifth Element’s Fhlotsin Palace. Inspired by real life Italian heiress…

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QTC board welcomes new Directors

QTC board welcomes new Directors

Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) welcomes Kirstin Ferguson, Elizabeth Jameson and Simon Gallaher as Directors for their 2013-2016 board. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from both national and international appointments; Ferguson is a Chairman and Non-Executive Director and has served a diverse range of Australian and international…

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The Birdmann in the Events of Momentous Timing

Trent Baumann as The Birdmann

Inspired by vaudeville and film-noir, Trent Baumann (The Birdmann) is a delightful mix of Humphrey Bogart and The Sandman. His tale The Birdman in the Events of Momentous Timing is the unravelling of a mysterious awakening; one black stiletto, an ironing board and some handcuffs. It is also a whole…

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