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A Close Shave For Brisbane Audiences: A Review Of Sweeney Todd

A Close Shave For Brisbane Audiences: A Review Of Sweeney Todd

| July 29, 2015

Words by Elodie Boal THE tale of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street jumped to fame after Tim Burton’s and Johnny Depp’s 2007 gothic rendition. Its dark and stylised gore has made it an interesting and peculiar choice for many theatres. And when choosing to perform such a play, naturally those involved steer towards […]

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The Business Of Murder In Brisbane

The Business Of Murder In Brisbane

| June 10, 2015

Words by Rachel Trevarthen THE acclaimed psychological thriller, “The Business of Murder” comes to the suburban south. Studio Café in Morningside is playing host to an ingenious night of theatrical murder mystery by the acclaimed script writer and playwright, Richard Harris. Set in a first floor flat in London , the play explores the relationships between […]

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Review: Mediocrity – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

Review: Mediocrity – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

| May 26, 2015

Words by Rachel Trevarthen You’re really going places, just don’t give up on your dreams. You are talented, smart, capable, you can do anything you want, don’t let anyone stop you. This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, just believe in yourself and anything is possible. SOUND familiar? The first time production by […]

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Euripides Reimagined: Medea

Euripides Reimagined: Medea

| May 23, 2015

Words by Emma Callaghan THIS year has seen the La Boite Roundhouse Theatre play host to a number of exceptional performances, including Midsummers Nights Dream, Wind in the Willows and the recent, critically acclaimed Samson. The theatre is continuing in its quest for excellence with its latest theatrical offering: Medea. Starring Christen O’Leary (Bombshells, Gloria) […]

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Leopold And Loeb Bring Murder To Nash Theatre

Leopold And Loeb Bring Murder To Nash Theatre

| May 12, 2015

Words by Matt Huxley WELL not literally. They’re both dead and that would be a tad illegal. Instead award winning director Dan Lane and writer John Logan have brought the tale to theatre with the creation of the play Never The Sinner, which debuted Saturday night at the Nash Theatre.  I’ll be honest. I’m usually […]

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Pinch Me I’m Dreaming Of Another World

Pinch Me I’m Dreaming Of Another World

| May 8, 2015

Words by Rachel Trevarthen CAN you recall waking up from a dream so real you were left in momentary suspended animation figuring out what just happened? Have you ever caught yourself walking down streets filled with traffic, horns and fumes, mountains of concrete and thousands of rushing people and wondering, is this really reality? The […]

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Paracosm: Join Our Sacred Oblivion

Paracosm: Join Our Sacred Oblivion

| June 6, 2014

Words by Jessica Douglas PARACOSM: a detailed, prolonged, imaginary world created by a child, which includes human, animal or alien creatures. I have always loved the theatre; musicals, tragedies, the lot. But give me a murder mystery set in the dark confines of someone’s psyche and I am eternally yours. And so, it was with […]

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Rising From The Underground: Paul Malek Brings Melbourne Dance Party To Brisneyland

Rising From The Underground: Paul Malek Brings Melbourne Dance Party To Brisneyland

| June 6, 2014

Words by Kristoffer Reynoso IT’S sometimes daunting for a journalist to experience pre-interview jitters – especially when you’re about to converse with one of the nation’s most recognisable, innovative and forward-thinking choreographers. But when that person happens to be none other than So You Think You Can Dance mentor and independent dance producer Paul Malek, […]

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Pride And Prejudice Comes To The Suburbs

Pride And Prejudice Comes To The Suburbs

| April 11, 2014

Words by Matt Huxley Elizabeth Bennett: “He was an attorney” William Collins: “ Elizabeth I beg of you!” Lady Catherine: “It’s ok Collins, I chose not to have heard.” I took my mother to the theatre. Aren’t I a good, considerate son? Why someone hasn’t snapped me up is beyond me. But I digress, my […]

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Cimarròn At The Metro Arts Theatre

Cimarròn At The Metro Arts Theatre

| February 28, 2014

  Words by Rachael Crouch  DOES the term “over-regulated” seem fitting when describing the current political climate in Australia? From asylum seeker issues to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef to the crackdown on bikies in Queensland, it would appear that Australia’s grand entrance into a conservative way of life has given rise to […]

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