Articles on ‘Wesley Enoch’

Review: The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple - Queensland Theatre Company

Pulitzer prize winner Neil Simon’s play The Odd Couple was the precursor to the beloved ‘70s TV show. While I can’t compare it to the TV show (before my time), the play is an enjoyable stand-alone night of tender comedy (think a modern day Noel Coward, if you aren’t familiar with Simon’s wok). Oscar and… Read more.

Sneak Peek: Behind the scenes of QTC’s new play about Jimmy Little, Country Song

Michael Tuahine as Jimmy Little - Queensland Theatre Company. Photo supplied.

Presented by Queensland Theatre Company and QPAC, the world premiere play (with songs), Country Song is a fictionalised story inspired by the life of Jimmy Little. After being inspired by Walk the Line, acclaimed actor and musician, Michael Tuahine came up with the original concept that follows the life and music of one of Australia’s most loved indigenous… Read more.

Enoch Exits QTC bound for Sydney Festival

Wesley Enoch - QTC

After five ground-breaking years at the helm of Queensland Theatre Company (QTC), the much loved and respected Wesley Enoch has resigned his position to step in as Director of Sydney Festival in 2017. The first indigenous head of a state theatre company, Enoch has directed six projects for the festival since 2000 (Black Diggers in… Read more.

Wesley Enoch is the new director of Sydney Festival

Wesley Enoch. Photo by Darren Thomas.

In arts news from overnight, Sydney Festival has announced that Wesley Enoch will be their incoming Festival Director. He will serve a three-year tenure from 2017 – 2019, taking the reins from Lieven Bertels. Bertels will direct the 2016 season, which marks the Festival’s 40th anniversary. Wesley Enoch has been the Artistic Director of the… Read more.

Melbourne season: Black Diggers

QTC. Black Diggers. Photo by  Jamie Williams

The National Gallery of Victoria is next to Arts Centre Melbourne. At night, the gallery’s long grey brick walls share an Anzac story in a series of projections. It’s beautiful and huge and well worth spending some time watching. Until Sunday, there’s another Anzac story being shared in the Arts Centre. Black Diggers is beautiful, human and affecting… Read more.

Review: The 7 Stages of Grieving

in 7 Stages of Grieving. Image Supplied.

As part of Queensland Theatre Company’s Diva Program, The 7 Stages of Grieving is a one-woman powerhouse of a show, delivered with humour and heart, by Chenoa Deemal (originally performed by Deborah Mailman). Twenty years after the show was first penned by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, the production has not dated. The 7 Stages… Read more.

Queensland Theatre’s Reconciliation Action Plan

Queensland Theatre’s Reconciliation Action Plan

Relationships, Respect and Opportunities – these are the key objectives set out by the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) that was launched by Wesley Enoch this March, and who better than the ground-breaking Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) team, winners of the 2013 QLD Premier’s Reconciliation Award, to lead the charge toward lasting change. The RAP is… Read more.

Gasp! by Queensland Theatre Company

Remember when the advertising industry first introduced bottled water? Many thought it was a ridiculous idea that would never take off and I for one, refused to buy it on political/ethical grounds. Ben Elton’s hil’air’ious satire Gasp! looks at a money hungry mining company which is devouring our resources one commodity at a time. When… Read more.


Every once in a while a show comes along that will stay with you for a long time. Ben Elton’s satirical work Gasp! is one such show. It’s little wonder that this show has stood the test of time and still holds as much relevance as it did when it was first developed for London… Read more.

The Adelaide Festival of Arts 2015 programme

To a capacity crowd in the William Magarey room of the re-developed Adelaide Oval David Sefton revealed his programme for the 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts, his third as Artistic Director. In keeping with Sefton’s agreeably idiosyncratic style; a predictably unpredictable collection of art forms are set to dominate the South Australian landscape from 27… Read more.