Articles on ‘Theatre Brisbane’

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Nick Stubji in George's Marvellous Medicine - shake and stir. Photography Darren Thomas.

The first production for shake and stir’s 10th anniversary year-long party started with the family friendly, summer holiday show, George’s Marvellous Medicine. Aces of the stage adaptation, Roald Dahl’s classic has been whiz-bang whirred into shape by shake & stir’s artistic directors, Nellie Lee, Nick Skubij, with Ross Balbuziente as the show’s director. Eight-year-old George Kranky… Read more.

Review: Boston Marriage

Amanda Muggleton and Rachel Gordon in Boston Marriage. Photo  supplied.

Presented by the Queensland Theatre Company, David Mamet’s drawing room comedy Boston Marriage follows Anna and Claire who dwell on the fringes of the Boston elite at the turn of the Nineteenth century. It may help to know that a ‘Boston Marriage’ is a term referring to unmarried women co-habitating for the sake of financial… Read more.

Review: The PillowMan

Underground Productions adaptation of Martin McDonagh’s two time Tony award winning production of The PillowMan was a raging success. Shown at Brisbane’s Schonell Theatre, (University of Queensland), this black comedy had the audience intrigued and captivated from the very beginning, right throughout the show. Helmed by the young and multi-talented first time director, writer, and designer Jessica Palfrey,… Read more.

Boston Marriage – Video ‘Behind the Seams’ tour of the Wardrobe Department.

Opening tonight at QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre is David Mamet’s American comedy, Boston Marriage. Presented by The Queensland Theatre Company, the three-hander stars Amanda Muggleton, along with Rachel Gordon and Helen Cassidy. Directed by Andrea Moor, winner of a Matilda Award for directing the sizzling production of Venus in Fur for QTC in 2013, Boston Marriage is… Read more.

The Lion King Breaks QPAC Record

It’s official – Queensland loves The Lion King. Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today announced that the Brisbane season of The Lion King has broken QPAC’s box office records, making it the highest grossing show since QPAC’s opening in 1985. Not only does The Lion King hold the highest box office earnings, it also had the second highest total… Read more.

The Wind in the Willows World Premiere at La Boite Theatre

Luke Carroll in Wind in the Willows - La Boite Theatre. Photography: Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Maxine Mellor and Kat Henry have adapted Kenneth Graham’s classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows to the stage for La Boite Theatre’s summer programme. The Wind in the Willows, starring Luke Carroll (Black Diggers, Play School) is a one man tour-de-force, kid’s style. The story follows four friends in a heartfelt and humorous adventure with Ratty,… Read more.

Brisbane’s First Autism Friendly Performance of The Lion King

Brisbane’s First Autism Friendly Performance of The Lion King

The Lion King is the first major musical to hold an autism friendly performance in Australia. Having already held successful performances in New York, London, Edinburgh, Houston & Pittsburgh and following the triumph of Sydney’s event earlier this year, Autism Awareness Australia, in association with Disney, and QPAC, will present Brisbane’s first autism friendly performance of The… Read more.

Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

La Boite Shakes Up Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts Known for their creative adaptations, shake & stir have collaborated with La Boite to create the world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts, playing these school holidays from 8 to 18 January. Combining two of Dahl’s most famous rhyming storybooks, the… Read more.

This Is Capital City: An exciting adventure

This Is Capital City is a promenade performance that takes place in the Kelvin Grove Village and surrounds as part of the La Boite Indie Season. But more than that, it is an exciting adventure where fantasy and reality combine as individuals manned with headphones navigate the Urban Village as a character in new world… Read more.