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June 15, 2019

Transporting the classic Tosca to the 1970s for its season at QPAC, Opera Queensland is having an exultant effect on Brisbane audiences once again.


Featuring Australian-born international opera singers Rachelle Durkin (soprano) and Angus Wood (tenor) as the lovers, Flo...

May 13, 2019

The Dinner Party by Expressions Dance Company is a masterpiece of character tropes. Directed by Natalie Weir, this is not your usual contemporary dance performance. The Dinner Party goes above and beyond all expectations – it has meaning, it is relatable, and it is tru...

May 11, 2019

Minola Theatre’s Highway of Lost Hearts is Australian feminist theatre at its finest! Its short season opened at the Anywhere Festival this week to a sold-out audience at the Seven Hills Hub.

Written by playwright Mary Anne Butler, the one-woman play is the story of Mot...

May 7, 2019

The Anywhere Festival is back again starting this Thursday until May 26. With nearly 500 performances to choose from, there’s a show for all tastes. Here, we share our picks for the annual festival that brings you theatre anywhere (except for in a theatre):

For lovers o...

April 28, 2019

 

Limbo Unhinged is circus like you’ve never seen before. It’s circus on the edge, and it’s showing at the Spiegeltent at the Gold Coast. Limbo Unhinged is the sequel to Strut and Fret’s highly successful show, Limbo


Like any sequel to a hugely entertaining and succes...

April 27, 2019

Tom Gleeson’s Joy is 60 minutes of pure witty intelligence. Starting his show with observational humour about the Gold Coast’s high-rise buildings on the beach, Gleeson had the audience in the palm of his hands from the moment he stepped on the stage at the Spiegeltent...

April 20, 2019

Oh, the glitz and glamour of being invited to Dr Black’s house party, infamous for hosting wild parties at his stylish mansion!


The party, known as Cluedo! The Interactive Game, is in its fourth Brisbane season. Opening night of the 2019 season buzzed with excitement a...

March 12, 2019

Making his Brisbane debut tonight at the Brisbane Comedy Festival with his show What’s Next, Ciaran Lyons performed stand up to a very receptive audience.


At just 22 years old, Lyons has already made his mark on the Australian comedy scene with appearances on The...

March 4, 2019

If you watched television in the late 80s in 90s, you might remember a comedy genre called sketch, which was popularised in Australia by shows like Fast Forward, Full Frontal, and The Comedy Company. Local comedy group, Brisburned, brought their sketches to the Brisban...

March 1, 2019

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in any field. After 30 years in his field, Jeff Green is beyond expert; he’s a comedy guru!


Green’s new one-hour show, Letters Home, is traditional British humour at its best! More one-man show than your average stand...

February 2, 2019

The velvety sounds of Gary Pinto’s incredible voice filled the Powerhouse Theatre last night in honour of soul legend Sam Cooke.

In Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come, Pinto doesn’t just sing Cooke’s songs, he feels them with his whole body — from the t...

December 1, 2018

Comedian Sam Bowden’s one man show, The Epicurean Shark, at the Wonderland Festival 2018 is a must-see!


In his 60-minute show, Bowden explores why humans and animals love doing things that are harmful. Like the uncle everyone adores, his charisma and charm make you wan...

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