Articles on ‘Margi Brown Ash’
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.
Every minute of Prize Fighter, the acclaimed playwrighting debut by Future D. Fidel, is essential. At only 65 minutes in length the play, now at Belvoir after a strong season at Brisbane Festival, is a fight for life. Isa (Pacharo Mzembe), a refugee newly settled in Australia, is a boxer training for a national title… Read more.
Like a baseball player calling his shot, Sam Strong stepped up to the plate of the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) Artistic Directorial-ship in 2015 with a clear vision for the beloved state theatre company: to lead the charge in fostering national collaboration, to challenge interstate rivalries and the notion of ‘owning’ talent as well as… Read more.
Good old fashioned story-telling, where everything old is new again. New work by intergenerational theatre company, Force of Circumstance (FOC), He Dreamed a Train is an unassuming gem in the crown of Brisbane Theatre, and so is Margi Brown Ash. The play opens with a natural simplicity; Margi (as Margi) enters a country cottage, apple-in-mouth,… Read more.
After ten years of working their way up from the pub circuit to opening acts, Hedonism has struck fame and fortune after the release of their first album. But now they have hit a snag. They need to follow it up with a successful second album. Presented by La Boite at The Loft theatre, Hedonism’s… Read more.
You can’t say that on television! Oh, it’s the theatre, so it must be ok!! Presented by the Queensland Theatre Company, Jonathan Biggins’ political satire Australia Day is possibly the most un-PC play I’ve ever seen (apart from Avenue Q, but that’s a musical and it seems you can get away with so much more if you’re… Read more.
Dorothy’s Fabulous Friends. Naturally, we entered the theatre by following the yellow brick road and the niggling magic of childhood welled up inside as we first clamped eyes on the marvellous hyper-colour set complete with the fabulous Margi Brown Ash busy inside her caravan. As an early arrival, it was thoroughly entertaining to watch other… Read more.
On Monday night, the Who’s Who of Brisbane Theatre were out to celebrate the annual Matilda Awards. Held at the Gardens Point Theatre, the prestigious night was hosted by the talented and witty Adele (ahem… I mean Naomi Price), who gave just the right amount of sass to be a very entertaining host indeed. The… Read more.
Metro Arts have flung open their doors and laid out the welcome mat for yet another year of creation and incubation with a program full of Residences, Cross Stitches, Independents and Friday Night Takeovers. Described as a slow-burn process of reflection and growth, Works in Residence sees artists move into the Metro space for the… Read more.