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Jemma has written 72 articles on AussieTheatre

[title of show] dreams big at Hayward Studios

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[title of show] is a musical about two men, two nobodies, in New York who dream of achieving Broadway fame with their very own original musical. During its original run the writers of the show played themselves- Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, with Heidi Blickenstaff and Susan Blackwell. They start by roping in two of… Read more.


Double-Bill, He Dreamed a Train and Eve at the Powerhouse

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Much of my favourite theatre over the past year or so has been independent theatre at the Powerhouse (shout-out to Blue Bones and True West). Margi Brown-Ash’s double-bill, He Dreamed a Train and Eve, is no exception. He Dreamed a Train The first show is an exploration of grief as a woman clears out her… Read more.


1984

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Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan’s award winning adaptation of George Orwell’s spookily prescient classic 1984 comes to QPAC. In a dystopian future world, Winston Smith is the everyman who works for the Ministry of Truth, altering records and essentially changing the past to the whim of the mysterious and powerful political force, ‘The Party’, embodied… Read more.


Lady Beatle is Spot On  

Naomi Price in Lady Beatle. Image by Dylan Evans.

It’s fifty years to the day the Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band– a very fitting time for the opening of The Little Red Company’s Beatles tribute cabaret Lady Beatle. Like all good cabaret, Lady Beatle intertwines music with an underlying simple but effective narrative story with really interesting… Read more.



The Witches

Christian Charisiou in The Witches - SunPAC. Image supplied.

The Roald Dahl classic, The Witches, is brought to life in a lively one-man 45-minute show at SunPAC. It’s the story of a heroic little boy’s fight against evil witches who are planning to squelch out all the children in the world. Actor Christian Charisiou does a wonderful job of delivering a highly physical performance…. Read more.


A Layperson’s Night at the Orchestra – QSO Haydn and Sibelius.

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As part of their Maestro series, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents Haydn and Sibelius. Robert Trevino is a rapidly emerging American conductor and is making his Australian debut as guest conductor for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and many… Read more.


Blue Bones

Merlynn Tong in Blue Bones. Image supplied.

Some people in our lives leave us with marks, both seen and unseen. Merlynn Tong’s play Blue Bones is a poignant exploration of the psychology of domestic violence, relationships and survival. When Merlynn goes to the doctor, x-rays reveal scars on her bones left by a violent ex-boyfriend she had in her mid-teens. This unearths… Read more.


Art and Theatre combine in England

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England, by Tim Crouch, is the story of a woman in a relationship with an art collector who travels the world sourcing paintings, leaving her largely alone as she gets sick and finds out she needs a heart transplant. The two-hander featuring Barbara Lowing and Steven Tandy begins with the audience being undertaking a tour of… Read more.


Disney on Ice presents a Frozen Morning Tea

Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Image supplied.

This winter, Disney on Ice brings the blockbuster family favourite Frozen to life where it should be – on ice. The beloved animated characters Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, will be performed by world class ice skating professionals, as they dance on ice to hit songs from the movie including “Let It Go”, “Do… Read more.


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