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QTC Does ‘The Scottish Play’ with International Director.

Jason Klarwein as Macbeth - Queensland Theatre Company [photo supplied]

Queensland’s Super Star Fund shine’s bright with internationally celebrated guest director Michael Attenborough CBE in QTC’s production of Macbeth. The fund is a Newman Government initiative, aiming to increase Queensland’s Arts and Cultural profile by importing international stars to nurture local talent. Under the assured direction of Michael Attenborough (formally…

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La Boite: Cock

Sophie Ross and Tom Conroy in Cock - La Boite Theatre

With a prick tease of a title like, Cock, I’m sure ticket sales will be up for La Boite’s current production.  If you are one of the lucky ones to get your bum on a seat, you will be satisfied with what this play delivers. Written by British playwright Mike…

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The Mountain Top: Queensland Theatre Company

Candy Bowers as Camae and Pacharo Mzembe as Dr Martin Luther King Jnr
Photo: Rob Mccoll

Queensland Theatre Company’s latest offering The Mountain Top, sits perfectly in QTC’s 2014 canon of works which Artistic Director Wesley Enoch states is the year of leadership. Enoch comments in the program notes that each play in the season “expresses a concept of leadership and social growth”. The Mountain Top,…

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Australia Day: Queensland Theatre Company

Australia Day - Queensland Theatre Company  (Photo Supplied)

You can’t say that on television! Oh, it’s the theatre, so it must be ok!! Presented by the Queensland Theatre Company, Jonathan Biggins’ political satire Australia Day is possibly the most un-PC play I’ve ever seen (apart from Avenue Q, but that’s a musical and it seems you can get away with…

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La Boite 2014 Season Launch

La Boite 2014 Season Launch

With 2014 marking the 10th anniversary of La Boite’s move to the Roundhouse Theatre, they are celebrating with a program of twelve plays: four main house, seven indie productions, and one summer holiday family show. The La Boite 2014 Season Launch on Tuesday 3rd December, as expected, started in true…

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

Shakespeare is an intimidating body of literary works to first approach. Academics literally dedicate their entire lives to studying Shakespeare’s life and works. There exists 37 plays, over 150 sonnets, and even some lesser known pieces only likely to be read by a few confused people. Alas, where to dippeth…

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Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities - Queensland Theatre Company

Other Desert Cities is yet another award winning Broadway play made available for Brisbane audiences thanks to the joint efforts of the Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company. Written by Professor Jon Robin Baitz (veteran playwright, and executive producer of the long running American ABC series Brothers…

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Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird - shake & stir

Tequila Mockingbird: four parts Tequila, one part Green Crème de Menthe Liqueur, one part freshly squeezed lime juice, and a slash of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning To Kill a Mockingbird for flavour. Blended on high in an outback Australian setting for 90 minutes. shake & stir. Written by shake…

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The Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie - La Boite Theate

In the catalogue of the great classics of American Theatre, Tennessee Williams’ 1944 “memory play” The Glass Menagerie is widely known as his most autobiographical work, basing the narrator/character Tom, on his own life. “Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am…

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Tequila Mockingbird Premieres in Brisbane

Tequila Mockingbird - shake n stir

The Australian premiere season of shake n stir’s Tequila Mockingbird opened in Brisbane on Wednesday night. In the lead up to the premiere Aussie Theatre’s Bobbi-Lea Dionysius caught up with Director Michael Futcher to chat about the new work. From the team well-known for their innovative classic adaptations, shake n…

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