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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...

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...

July 16, 2019

Stretch and warm up your neck muscles because School of Rock will make you want to head bang with Australia’s finest young rock talent! School of Rock is the rebel child in all of us, and the courageous adult in all of our children.


Fresh from a season in Melbourne and...

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...

June 23, 2018

Three fast paced acts, three amazing sets, live orchestra, delicious humour, plot twists and more – this is The Merry Widow staged by Opera Queensland!

If you ever thought that opera is boring, it is time to re-think. This is Oscar Wilde meets slapstick comedy! A juicy...

September 4, 2017

An analogy for boots, the cast comes in all shapes and sizes: tall, short, wide, skinny, and er, not so skinny. This in itself is worth pointing out because commercial productions rarely embrace diversity on stage. But this is precisely what Kinky Boots is about: accep...

June 13, 2016

How many times have you gone to the theatre and the seats are so far away you need binoculars, or you’re seated at such a weird angle, you can only see the performers’ profile? To me, this is a waste of money and I’d prefer to not go at all then sit in a seat with poor...

June 13, 2016

 

The first time I saw Carl Barron perform live was at my university ball. A comedian had never made me laugh as hard as he did; from that moment, he became my favourite comedian in the world.

Fast forward many, many years later, and Carl Barron has planned a tour called...

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