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.
Brisbane’s own playwright and actor, Margi Brown Ash, presents a double bill of her shows He Dreamed a Train and Eve. The first show, He Dreamed a Train, is about belonging. “We had just finished a season of Eve when I got a call saying my brother was diagnosed with a terminal illness,” Margi explains; I had… Read more.
Who was Eve Langley, a writer born before her time? What was she like? Co-devised by Margi Brown Ash, Leah Mercer and Daniel Evans, Eve is an exploration more than a story. It is atmospheric, chaotic and embarks on a fantastical expedition into the mind of a disturbed and ingenious woman. More than anything it… Read more.
Eve Langley, the subject matter of the semi-biographical Eve was a mid-twentieth century Australian writer who struggled against the shackles of the “feminine function”. She was eccentric by today’s standards but insane by the standards of her day; she took to dressing as a man and changed her name to Oscar Wilde; she was committed… Read more.