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November 18, 2019

From the opening bars, the dynamic classical duo consisting of coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood and pianist Alex Raineri capture the audience’s attention. Flood’s flawless execution and powerful control of the voice and Raineri’s dexterity and fine musical balance fo...

November 14, 2019

Twenty dancers from Australia and China united on stage last night at QPAC, performing as one ensemble for a breath-taking contemporary dance performance, Matrix


Consisting of two new dance pieces by two different choreographers, the collaboration between Expressions...

September 27, 2019

The Brisbane Festival is winding down and they saved the best for last with Invisible Cities, a show extravaganza and the best production the festival has ever included in its program since it started in 1996!


Produced by London companies 59 Productions and Rambert, th...

September 25, 2019

It’s raining. You’re at home with your loved one. You dance around the room together, have a little bit of ‘me’ time, play games together, and maybe push the boundaries to see what you can get away with before pushing his limits.


This is the subjective synopsis of You...

September 24, 2019

The free dramatic reading of Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Small Crown Productions was thoroughly engaging and entertaining. 

Written and directed by Paul Adams the show is based on three Beatrix Potter stories and was successfully brought to life by professional actors...

September 23, 2019

For anyone who remembers playing tetris on their computers, the low-tech game is fast-paced, yet intricate, and explores infinite geometric possibilities. This is exactly what the show 'Tetris' captures during the current Brisbane Festival.

With four acrobats, a bare st...

September 19, 2019

By day, they’re David Megarrity and Samuel Vincent: academics, musicians and creative devisers. By night, or the nights of this week at least, they’re Tyrone and Lesley — the former a large-toothed, fez-wearing, ukulele-playing Master of Ceremonies; and the latter his...

September 9, 2019

What better way to end the week than with a little jazz and a glass of bubbly? The first in a series of three Brisbane Festival Jazz on Sundays’ sessions, Yas Queen − a female-led jazz band − performed to a full house in The Courier Mail Spiegeltent, which serves as an...

September 8, 2019

It’s been three years since Blanc de Blanc graced the Spiegeltent at the Brisbane Festival, and now Strut & Fret have made a sequel, Blanc de Blanc Encore!


Many would say the original show was Strut & Fret’s finest, so one can’t help but be a little dubious about a seq...

September 7, 2019

The Isango Ensemble made its Australian debut with SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill at the Brisbane Festival 2019’s opening weekend. 


The multi award-winning South African theatre company’s new original musical is a must-see, particularly for those interested in histo...

September 2, 2019

If John Cleese and Rik Mayall had a sketch comedian baby, it would be David Massingham. Thankfully, this Raw Comedy state finalist brought his solo comedy show from Melbourne to the Bris Funny Fest at the weekend.


No stranger to Brisbane audiences, Massingham is fondly...

August 25, 2019

 

Spencer, a new Australian play by Katy Warner, opened its two-show run at QUT’s Gardens Theatre on Friday night as part of a three-month national tour, produced by new writing theatre company Lab Kelpie. This contemporary Australian dramedy follows the reunion of AFL...

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