Articles on ‘Professional Theatre Brisbane’
Love is a dirty word. Shake & stir theatre is undoubtedly Brisbane’s (nay Australia’s) best literary stage adaptors, and they continue to carry the mantle in their new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. Adapted and directed boldy by co-artistic director Nick Skubij, the tragic tale focuses on an obsessive relationship between Heathcliffe (Ross… Read more.
In a bold new recreation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House, director Steven Mitchell Wright and writer Lally Katz, present a play that is both challenging and refreshing to our senses. For those who need a refresher from high school studies, A Doll’s House, centres around Nora (Helen Christinson), the wife and mother… Read more.
“All faces looked brown in that mud” In an important event of national significance, it is appropriate that the 100-year anniversary since the beginning of World War One be observed through theatrical story-telling in a newly devised work presented by The Queensland Company, simply but evocatively called Black Diggers. It is also appropriate to re-write… Read more.
Hakuna matata. QPAC presented the Queensland premiere of Disney’s award-winning musical spectacular The Lion King at the Lyric Theatre last week, to a well-deserved unanimous standing ovation. Having missed the musical last time round (as it did not come to good ol’ Brisvegas), it was with bursting, child-like excitement that my niece (the Junior critic) and I… Read more.
Last night Harvest Rain opened their flyby season of Monty Python’s spoof musical Spamalot to an obvious fan crowd, complete with standing ovation. Based on the 1975 cult film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical adaptation by original Pythonite Eric Idle (Book and Lyrics), and Music (John du Prez and Eric Idle), will… Read more.
In an auto-biographical theatrical event, Todd MacDonald shares the deeply moving story about a father’s journey through the serious medical diagnosis of Lola, one of his twin daughters. Devised by the multi Greenroom Award-winning actor Todd MacDonald and acclaimed director Bagryana Popov, The Button Event is a one-man tour-de-force, fusing story-telling, direct address, documentary, physical performance,… Read more.
After ten years of working their way up from the pub circuit to opening acts, Hedonism has struck fame and fortune after the release of their first album. But now they have hit a snag. They need to follow it up with a successful second album. Presented by La Boite at The Loft theatre, Hedonism’s… Read more.
Shortlisted for the 2012 Rodney Seaborn Playwriting Award and commissioned by Queensland Theatre Company (QTC), Elaine Acworth’s Gloria premiered at the Bille Brown Studio on 24 July with an all-Brisbane cast. The touching story follows Gloria, who fled Australia in the 70’s to become a chanteuse in Europe. Now in her 50’s, Gloria returns to Australia to… Read more.
The Valley Burns and GBH: Gonzo Bangkok Holiday are two brand new Queensland driven projects partly financed through the Australia Council’s Creative Australian Music Grant. The Valley Burns, collaboration by renowned Brisbanites writer Matt Condon (Three Crooked Kings) and Ed Kuepper (The Saints), is about the ‘last days of Brisbane’s Wild West’, says Kris Stewart, the Artistic Director of the… Read more.
World Class Circus Up Close and Personal. What is it about the circus that is so universally loved? Is it the nostalgia of childhood, the visual smorgasbord of acts that keeps us engaged, or the range of emotions one gets to experience, including joy and pathos from the clowning segments, awe and amazement from acts… Read more.