Reviews

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.


Constellations

Constellations

We have all the time we’ve always had. You’ll still have all of our time, when I’m gone. There’s not going to be any more or less of it. Constellations, written by Nick Payne and directed by Kat Henry for Queensland Theatre 2017 season has many levels of complexity if you want to over-think it… Read more.


Splendour with Now Look Here Theatre

Splendour with Now Look Here Theatre

Brisbane’s Now Look Here theatre company have positioned themselves as the go-to group for audiences that want to see intelligent, text-driven productions and have proven true to their word with the exceptional staging of previous productions such as Chekhov’s, The Seagull (2015) and Pinter’s divine The Lover & a Slight Ache (2016). And this year… Read more.


Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

I was splashed by a wet condom and had a shite covered naked arse within touching distance. Choose life. Choose theatre. Choose Trainspotting Live. In 1993, Harry Gibson wrote the stage adaption of Irvine Welsh’s 1993 novel about heroine, addiction and AIDS in Edinburgh in the late 1980s. It’s said that this adaption inspired Danny Boyle’s… Read more.


Superhal – NIDA Parade Theatre

Superhal

In a world that cannot deny the current pop-culture obsession surrounding comic book superhero film adaptations, Puzzle Collective’s Superhal – advertised as a “Superhero Origin Story” – seems like a slam-dunk take on Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V plays. Director John Galea describes it in the program notes as a “fully fledged archetypal origin story”,… Read more.



The Bleeding Tree – Wharf Theatre, STC

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman.

As the lights come down on The Bleeding Tree, silence momentarily consumes the audience. From the first moment, this play demands every ounce of your attention and emotional investment. It’s only as it draws to a close that we are able to fully process what we just witnessed. The play opens on three women: a… Read more.


Every Brilliant Thing is worth living for

James Rowland in Every Brilliant Thing. Photo supplied.

Every Brilliant Thing is the story of a seven-year-old boy who makes a wish list of everything brilliant thing worth living for in this world to cheer up his mother – from Christopher Walken’s hair to staying up till morning with someone that you love. At the beginning of the story the unnamed boy/narrator of… Read more.


WAAPA’s Heathers The Musical

Image- Jon Green

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) third year musical theatre students give a comical, heartfelt and highly energetic performance in this musical based on the 80’s cult classic film Heathers. Like the 80s film, Heathers the Musical is a black comedy full of laughs and a serious message about trying to make it through high… 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.


#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party!

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! Photo supplied.

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! is a highly entertaining, joyous show with lots of laughs. To set the mood, the cabaret opens with two young ladies in sparkling jewels, glitzy costumes, and makeup that was borrowed from a drag queen. These ladies are BFFs ‘Tiffaney’ and ‘Maddison’ who are exploring rich kids problems such as botox, quinoa enemas, designer… Read more.


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