Articles on ‘Theatre Brisbane’


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.

Straight White Men at La Boite

Straight-White-Male - La Boite. Image: Kate Pardey.

La Boite’s  Straight White Men, now playing at the Roundhouse theatre, seems an unlikely pick for this progressive company – but this is echoed in Young Jean Lee’s genesis for the play. She started by asking herself a question: “‘What’s the last show in the world I would ever want to make?’ and a play about… Read more.

The Critic’s Brisbane Premiere at Studio Theatre

Gary Kliger and Dallas Fogerty in The Critic - Studio Theatre. Photo supplied.

Currently at the intimate Studio Theatre, Alex Broun’s The Critic explores the value of theatre reviewers and their apparent make-or-break power over a playwright’s career. The Critic is a tense two hander in which young playwright Alan Fisher believes something must be done about Karl ‘the Axe’ Anderton, the most influential and acerbic theatre critic in Sydney, when… Read more.

When One Door Closes

Circa and La Boite present When One Door Closes. Image by Dylan Evans.

What happens when you mash-up extreme acrobatic theatre with the three great heroines of twentieth century drama: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler and Nora? In the progressive endeavour to challenge the boundaries of ‘what is theatre,’ La Boite opens its 2016 season with a daring collaboration with contemporary circus ensemble Circa, When One Door Closes. This… Read more.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Nick Stubji in George's Marvellous Medicine - shake and stir. Photography Darren Thomas.

The first production for shake and stir’s 10th anniversary year-long party started with the family friendly, summer holiday show, George’s Marvellous Medicine. Aces of the stage adaptation, Roald Dahl’s classic has been whiz-bang whirred into shape by shake & stir’s artistic directors, Nellie Lee, Nick Skubij, with Ross Balbuziente as the show’s director. Eight-year-old George Kranky… Read more.

Review: Boston Marriage

Amanda Muggleton and Rachel Gordon in Boston Marriage. Photo  supplied.

Presented by the Queensland Theatre Company, David Mamet’s drawing room comedy Boston Marriage follows Anna and Claire who dwell on the fringes of the Boston elite at the turn of the Nineteenth century. It may help to know that a ‘Boston Marriage’ is a term referring to unmarried women co-habitating for the sake of financial… Read more.

Review: The PillowMan

Underground Productions adaptation of Martin McDonagh’s two time Tony award winning production of The PillowMan was a raging success. Shown at Brisbane’s Schonell Theatre, (University of Queensland), this black comedy had the audience intrigued and captivated from the very beginning, right throughout the show. Helmed by the young and multi-talented first time director, writer, and designer Jessica Palfrey,… Read more.

Boston Marriage – Video ‘Behind the Seams’ tour of the Wardrobe Department.

Opening tonight at QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre is David Mamet’s American comedy, Boston Marriage. Presented by The Queensland Theatre Company, the three-hander stars Amanda Muggleton, along with Rachel Gordon and Helen Cassidy. Directed by Andrea Moor, winner of a Matilda Award for directing the sizzling production of Venus in Fur for QTC in 2013, Boston Marriage is… Read more.

The Lion King Breaks QPAC Record

It’s official – Queensland loves The Lion King. Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today announced that the Brisbane season of The Lion King has broken QPAC’s box office records, making it the highest grossing show since QPAC’s opening in 1985. Not only does The Lion King hold the highest box office earnings, it also had the second highest total… Read more.