Articles on ‘Brisbane’

Review: Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom. Jeff Busby

After opening in Sydney last year to a luke-warm reception, Strictly Ballroom received an injection with a glitter glue-gun before re-opening in Melbourne. And while it still may need a bit more of a twist before we can shout about it, Brisbane crowds didn’t seem to mind when it opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. Another… Read more.

Les Misérables is heading to Brisbane!

Les Miserables Australia. Image by Matt Murphy.

Do you hear the people (of Queensland) sing? Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables will open at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in November, with tickets going on sale this Thursday 21st May.  “I welcome Les Misérables  to Queensland and am certain that audiences will not miss their… Read more.

Review: QTC’s Brisbane

Dash Kruck in Brisbane - Queensland Theatre Company. Image Supplied.

It’s 1942. Danny is 14. He writes stories, dodges bullies on the way home from school and dreams of flying in the air force like his big brother, Frank. While stories of war are nothing new, Matthew Ryan’s Brisbane eschews the usual approach of ‘us versus the enemy’ but instead explores tensions between allied Australian… Read more.

Strange Attractor – A Surprising Gem

A 6:30pm viewing of Strange Attractor was a welcome way to spend a Sunday evening in Spring. Currently running at Brisbane’s Arts Theatre, this modern and thought provoking piece is a daring choice for the theatre’s season. Drawing on themes of loneliness, difficult relationships, honesty, free-will, responsibility and even sexism – this performance will leave… Read more.


No doubt Harvest Rain’s Artistic Director, Tim O’Connor jumped out of bed singing “Oh What A Beautiful Morning” on the opening night of Oklahoma! It may have taken twenty-eight years for Harvest Rain to make its professional debut but it was evident the years of prior experience had paid off. And sold out shows were… Read more.

South Pacific opens in Brisbane

Opera Australia’s smash hit musical South Pacific officially opens at Lyric Theatre QPAC tonight starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lisa McCune, Gyton Grantley and Christine Anu. Preview performances commenced on December 27 and the show has been enjoying strong sales and enthusiastic audience responses. Based on the island of Espiritu Santo during World War II, the… Read more.

Driving Miss Daisy with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones to tour Australia

Driving Miss Daisy with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones to tour Australia

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost announced today that, following the Brisbane premiere season of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy next year, the production will tour to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. “The Brisbane premiere season is almost sold out, so we have persuaded Angela and James to bring Driving Miss Daisy to Sydney,… Read more.

Road Trip Survival Guide with The Kransky Sisters

During the week I spoke with Mourne Kransky, the eldest of the musically talented and dry witted Kransky sisters. She gave me some tips on surviving a road trip, men in Esk and yet another state tour. This time the sisters are expanding and Mourne, Eve and Dawn will be playing at a number places… Read more.

Expelliarmus: Potted Potter hits Australia

A West End smash hit and 2012 Olivier Award nominee, Potted Potter is an unauthorised Harry experience that is set to leave you laughing as it condenses all seven epic books into just seventy minutes. That’s ten minutes per book. And it’s coming to a city near you. Potted Potter will play seasons in Perth… Read more.