There have been many incarnations of Judy Garland’s life story, but Judy isn’t happy with any of them and she is back from beyond the grave to set the record straight. Bernadette Meenach’s cabaret is conceptually interesting. It was refreshing to see the usual tale of Garland’s journey from child star to drugs and tragedy… Read more.
The dance theatre piece White Porcelain Doll, is the first full-length work presented Prying Eye Productions, as part of the Judith Wright Centre’s Fresh Ground initiative. Husband and wife collaborators, choreographers, and performers, Lizzie and Zaimon Vilmanis, during their residency with the Judith Wright Centre, explored the horrifying subject of survival as a long-term captive…. Read more.
The lovely Belinda Raisin has brought her cabaret show, Confessions of a Control Freak, up from Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne’s Butterfly Club to a sell-out season in Brisbane. Frances (Belinda’s alter-ego) is a young married woman, and from the outside her life looks perfect. Sure, she has everything perfectly timetabled and she has lists. Lots… Read more.
Recently the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts revealed their new Fresh Ground Artists-in Residence. Fresh Ground supports Queensland artists, collectives and companies to create high-calibre contemporary performance work able to entice, excite and inspire audiences. The program allows artists to develop and present new work at all stages of development, from providing a space… Read more.
A woman, a bath. Maureen O’Hara Spends a Quiet Night At Home, playing at the Judith Wright Centre, is a voyeuristic look into the 1940s screen legend’s private life as she winds down from a social event. Devised and performed by Belinda Locke, the intimate solo performance was inspired by photographer Peter Stackpole’s 1946 photograph… Read more.
The World is a Mess. And so are we. Part night club, part dinking game, part public confessional, The Danger Ensemble’s bold, provocative new work Sons of Sin at The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, explores ‘what is it to be a man’. Using a drinking game with random outcomes as the guise to… Read more.
Every song hides a dirty little secret Have you ever been singing happily away to a pretty little song and then realise what the words actually mean? Oops, that’s quite dirty isn’t it?! Virginia Gay will entreat you with her findings of all those Dirty Pretty Songs in a two-night only part cabaret, part expose,… Read more.
An End to Dreaming is a “pop-cabaret-fairytale” from Brisbane’s most accomplished cabaret performers Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach. Entering the stage area through the candle-lit cabaret tables like a lost Hansel and Gretel, yet cloaked like Little Red Riding Hood, the gothic cabaret fairytale of the Tim Burton kind begins in darkness. The next sixty… Read more.
On her royal tour, Queenie Van de Zandt will once again grace the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts with her one-woman show, The best (and worst) of Queenie van de Zandt. Brisbane last saw Queenie in her solo show Cabaret in 12 Easy Steps and Queenie, like the hardcore addict that she is, having been to… Read more.