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February 15, 2020

Celebrating 50 years of producing plays, Queensland Theatre opened their 2020 season this week with a brilliant production of David Williamson's satire Emerald City


It’s the ‘80s and Sydney is the ‘Emerald City’ of Australian show business. Colin (Jason Klarwein) is...

February 13, 2020

La Boite Theatre Company’s Roundhouse Theatre opened its doors last night and invited Brisbane audiences inside The Neighbourhood. A collaboration between La Boite and Multicultural Australia, this unique theatrical experience features seven local storytellers sharing...

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 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...

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...

July 5, 2019

This is a story of a six-year-old girl, kidnapped by a troll, locked up, and told she is sick. Now only the power of a giant can save her.

Using a childhood fairy tale to communicate serious and difficult messages, Cassie Workman’s Giantess is an example of masterful st...

July 1, 2019

A robust audience greeted L’amante Anglaise on Friday night for the opening of its brief season at QUT Gardens Theatre. The play, written by Marguerite Duras and translated from the French by Barbara Bray, is concerned with the murder and dismemberment of a French woma...

May 30, 2019

Ask a non-theatregoer to name a Shakespeare play – or even just a play – and there’s a good chance they’ll say Romeo and Juliet. As one of the most famous offerings in the history of western drama, it’s difficult to find a new spin on this old tale of doomed lovers. Bu...

May 18, 2019

Since 1995, Vulcana Circus have entertained and empowered Brisbane audiences and beyond with their unique style of community circus. Showing at the Anywhere Festival, As If No One is Watching was developed with mature women’s dance collective WaW, digital design compan...

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...

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