Tag: Theatre

Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience

Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience

| March 27, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish THE world’s largest cultural song contest Eurovision is finally coming to Melbourne, and it promises to be a contagious party experience…but without the rash! Since its beginning Eurovision has formed the careers for many big name artists such as ABBA (1974), Céline Dion (1988) and Conchita Wurst (2014) to name a few, and now Glynn […]

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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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Absinthe Brings Vaudeville To Brisbane

Absinthe Brings Vaudeville To Brisbane

| May 29, 2015

Words by Matt Huxley IF you like politically incorrect humour mixed with adult themes, cocktails and burlesque, then you’re sure to love Absinthe, the latest show to hit King George Square’s Spiegeltent. Hosted by the filthy rich and just plain filthy Gazillionaire, and his whacky assistant Abby Bobbins, two of the most subversive forces in comedy, […]

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In-Dij-Uh-Nus – Story Of Our Youth: Review

In-Dij-Uh-Nus – Story Of Our Youth: Review

| May 29, 2015

Words by Rachel Trevarthen IN white Australian culture an Aunty is the sister of one’s father or mother or the wife of one’s uncle. In Aboriginal culture an Aunty is a woman and she embodies many shapes and roles. There is the over sharing Aunty, the sassy Aunty, the scary Aunty and the Aunty who […]

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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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Talking Through Grief With Jason Klarwein

Talking Through Grief With Jason Klarwein

| March 30, 2015

Words by Zen Lim IT has been 20 years since Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman first penned the masterpiece, The 7 Stages of Grieving. A charming and thought provoking play which confronts the hard truths and griefs of Indigenous Australians, and discusses their hope of reconciliation. In an environment where Indigenous Australians battle racism, deaths […]

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