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The Bodyguard

Paulini Curuenavuli and Kip Gamblin in The Bodyguard. Image supplied.

A glitzy, kitschy musical version of the 1992 box-office smash hit The Bodyguard opened to high-spirited Brisbane theatre goers over the weekend and proved, much to the surprise of some punters, to be a thoroughly entertaining evening. Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the mark, this is a shallow puddle of… Read more.


Poly-media dance work goes Wireless

Wireless - Judith Wright Centre. Image supplied.

With an unsettling clarity on the peculiarities of human behavior (once removed), Wireless proposes that privacy is an invention without a future. Created by Lisa Wilson (Co-Director/ Choreographer) and Paul Charlier (Co-Director/ Composer/Software Designer), this poly-media dance piece explores ideas around the desire for connection and loss of trust; ‘We’ve lived with surveillance for thousands… Read more.


Noises Off

Noises Off. Photography David Kelly.

QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) may need to consider installing oxygen masks in the Playhouse to see Brisbane audiences through the June season of Noises Off by Sam Strong (Director) and Queensland Theatre. The classic comedy by Michael Frayn (Writer) opened last week leaving audiences gasping and groping for air like stranded carp on a… Read more.


HeartBeast’s Antigone goes underground.

Paddy Farrelly as Creon and Bek Schmidt as Antigone. HeartBeast Theatre. Image supplied.

HeartBeast Theatre have stepped outside of familiar territory with the staging of Antigone, not by choice of production (which is always reliably edgy) but rather by taking things into the underground. Their latest offering of Jean Anouilh’s adaptation of Sophocles great tragedy is showing in the wonderful, historic venue of the Spring Hill Reservoir (2-17… Read more.


The Timekeeper’s Opus

The Timekeeper’s Opus

There are only two truths when contemplating a Pentimento offering: firstly, you never know what you are walking in to and secondly, you will love the hell out of whatever you find. The Timekeeper’s Opus fulfills both these predictions providing an extra special element unavailable at the usual Svenson fare. An eleventh-hour creation to replace… Read more.



The Farce Awakens

The Farce Awakens. Photography by James Jessup.

On Friday evening (12 May) a group of Anywhere Theatre Festival patrons fell down a rabbit hole into a mysterious world hidden in the after-hours space of the Brisbane Museum.  Finding ourselves quickly recruited by a menagerie of characters, wild and wonderful, we were tasked with solving what vexed them, to fend off the impending… Read more.


Constellations

Constellations

We have all the time we’ve always had. You’ll still have all of our time, when I’m gone. There’s not going to be any more or less of it. Constellations, written by Nick Payne and directed by Kat Henry for Queensland Theatre 2017 season has many levels of complexity if you want to over-think it… Read more.


Splendour with Now Look Here Theatre

Splendour with Now Look Here Theatre

Brisbane’s Now Look Here theatre company have positioned themselves as the go-to group for audiences that want to see intelligent, text-driven productions and have proven true to their word with the exceptional staging of previous productions such as Chekhov’s, The Seagull (2015) and Pinter’s divine The Lover & a Slight Ache (2016). And this year… Read more.


EDC Propels into 2017

Propel - Expressions Dance Company. Image supplied.

If you haven’t been to an Expressions Dance Company (EDC) show, you are missing some of the most evocative performances in Brisbane; even if dance is not your ‘thing’, actually, especially if dance is not your thing. Under the Artistic Direction of Natalie Weir, EDC is a group of supremely talented physical performers, who manipulate… Read more.


Single Asian Female

Single Asian Female - La Boite Theatre. Image supplied.

Asian-Australians have been part of the cultural fabric of our society for generations, so it is baffling to contemplate the level of racism and ignorance that is still levelled against anyone who looks Asian, even if they were born in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast and only speak English. Not only do the taunts of… Read more.


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