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REVIEW: Freud’s Last Session

REVIEW: Freud’s Last Session

Based on the magical “What If”, Freud’s Last Session is a thought provoking two-hander play that poses the question, “What if Sigmund Freud met C. S. Lewis?” Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in that conversation? Playwright Mark St. Germain drew inspiration from Dr Armand M.…

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The Pirates are Aboard for QPAC’s 30th Birthday

Andrew O’Keefe, Nancye Hayes, Georgina Hopson and Billy Bourchier in The Pirates of Penzance. Photo Supplied.

Ahoy, avast ye land lubbers and arrrrrrrr! The Pirates are back! In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre was opened with an incredibly successful season of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, starring Simon Gallaher, Marina Prior and Jon English. In March 2015, Harvest Rain Theatre Company are joining…

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Digital Natives #NoFilter Student Showcase

Australian School of Performing Arts - Digital Natives

The Australian School of Performing Arts, Film and Television (ASPA-FTV) will hold their showcase Digital Natives #NoFilter at the Cremorne Theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on the December 13. The show is self-devised by the students and centres around the world of social media as they explore the differences between their online…

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Gasp! by Queensland Theatre Company

Gasp! - Queensland Theatre Company. Photo supplied.

Remember when the advertising industry first introduced bottled water? Many thought it was a ridiculous idea that would never take off and I for one, refused to buy it on political/ethical grounds. Ben Elton’s hil’air’ious satire Gasp! looks at a money hungry mining company which is devouring our resources one…

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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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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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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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