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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 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 23, 2018

How do you stage a full scale opera in a concert hall? You put the orchestra on the stage!

Peter Grimes is a co-production between Brisbane Festival, Opera Queensland, Philip Bacon AM, QPAC and QSO. It brings together some stellar international performers with Stuart Sk...

September 20, 2018

Written and performed by Steen Raskopolous, a young Australian comedian who already has a list of wins and nominations under his belt, Stay is a one-man comedy show. Except it is actually more than that.

This highly ambitious piece combines complicated plot lines, audie...

September 14, 2018

Biladurang is loosely based on the traditional Indigenous story of the platypus. It is a confession of the struggles of a man looking for his identity: Aboriginal or white? Gay or straight? Does it matter, and, if so, how much? As he grapples through challenges, he con...

September 13, 2018

Opening last night at the Brisbane Festival’s Theatre Republic, Yummy defied the conventions of a traditional drag show and entertained the audience with a folly showcase of hilarious sketches in fabulous costumes and wigs.


The cleverest comedy cabaret sketches to have...

September 11, 2018

Fresh from their sold out season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and second-time winner of Adelaide Critics Award, the California Crooners Club have brought their own brand of jazz/pop to Brisbane. Actor and singer Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters), said he was ins...

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