Reviews

Swallow

Swallow - Metro Arts. Image supplied.

Swallow portrays the hard lives of three women as they find a way to survive in a modern world. It’s a story of alienation, isolation, and loneliness. The theme of the play questions identity and the challenge of how every human being struggles to cope with the complexities of life to find their inner voice…. 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.


1984

1984 - QPAC. Image supplied.

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.


Rice

Rice - Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre. Image Supplied.

No matter what your social status, cultural background, or gender is everyone has dreams, challenges, and personal problems. Premiering at Queensland Theatre’s Bille Brown Studio, in association with Griffin Theatre is Michele Lee’s Queensland Premier’s Drama Award winning play, Rice. Set in a corporate office building between the basement and the 20th floor executive office… Read more.



WAAPA’s 42nd Street – Toe Tapping Extravaganza

WAAPA's 42nd Street | Photo by Jon Green

42nd Street is a toe tapping extravaganza presented by a proficient and polished cast of second and third year musical theatre WAPPA (Western Australian Academy of Perfroming Arts) students. The production will have you dancing out of the theatre humming the tunes in your head. It has been a while since I have seen 42nd… Read more.


Lior: Love, Loss and Compassion at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Lior

Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic directors, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, have put together an exceptional program this year. Thankfully, they have extended the traditional definition of ‘Cabaret’ to accommodate Lior’s concert-style collaboration with the Australian String Quartet in the show Love, Loss and Compassion. Excellent decision Ali and Eddie! Having first encountered Lior more than… Read more.


Dahlesque, Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Dahlesque, Adelaide Cabaret Festival

With South Australian audiences already enthralled by the magical storytelling of the great Roald Dahl (thanks to Matilda the Musical playing at the Festival Theatre), Elise McCann has brought the perfect adjunct production to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Dahlesque is a celebration of all things Roald Dahl. It masterfully melds the story of Dahl’s life… 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.


Michael Griffiths – Lucky: Songs by Kylie

Michael Griffiths — Lucky: Songs by Kylie

World premiers are great: the excitement and anticipation is palpable, the nervous energy heightens the performance and, when the subject matter is Kylie, you know you’re in for a treat! Michael Griffiths’ Lucky: Songs by Kylie celebrates everything about our Australian pop princess. The Space Theatre, brimming with Minogue fans, was clearly primed and ready… Read more.


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