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Wuthering Heights Stage Adaptation Premieres at QPAC

Julian Curtis, Nelle Lee, Melanie Zanetti, and Anthony Standish in Wuthering Heights - shake & stir. Photo by Dylan Evans.

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…

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A Doll’s House

Helen Christinson and Hugh Parker in a Doll's House - La Boite Theatre.
[image: Dylan Evans]

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…

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Black Diggers – Queensland Premiere

Black Diggers by Queensland Theatre Company.
[image: Jamie Williams]

“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…

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

Jon English and Simon Gallaher in Spamalot - Harvest Rain
[photography: Nick Morrissey]

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…

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The Button Event – A true theatrical experience

Todd MacDonald in The Button Event - Queensland Theatre Company

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,…

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Gloria premiere’s at Queensland Theatre company

Christen O’Leary in Gloria - Queensland Theatre Company
[image supplied]

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,…

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Australia Council Funding Drives New Commissions for Brisbane Powerhouse.

Brisbane Powerhouse

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,…

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Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque

Le Noir - The Dark Side of Cirque [image supplied]

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,…

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