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Briefs Close Encounters Theatre Review

Dreams of acceptance on their own terms with a blasting away of the traditional sense. The sense of burlesque being just for girls or the circus with all its tricks being defined by just one thing.   //   Their mix of physical endeavour, both high risk and high entertainment was driven by high volume sounds that were perfect to help get your grind on. The show was light on commentary but the few words were chosen well and were both funny and forceful. If you can’t ...

The World Premiere of The Mathematics of Longing is coming to La Boîte this June!

The Mathematics of Longing is a love story of whimsical delight and earnest gravity; a new work by internationally renowned Australian playwright Suzie Miller, with trailblazing Gold Coast based dance-theatre company, The Farm. Physics and mathematical theorems intersect with the characters and stories they inspire in an explosion of art and science, exploring the infinite complexity of the human heart.   //   Bringing The Farm’s extraordinary physicality to the La ...

The Sound of a Finished Kiss – featuring the songs of The Go-Betweens!

When an old mixed tape is unearthed, four friends rewind to Brisbane in the 1990s. Through a series of monologues interwoven with the songs they loved, they relive the events which shattered friendships and scattered friends to the four corners of the world. The Sound of a Finished Kiss is a new Australian musical celebrating the internationally-renowned song-writing talents of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan along with their evocation of Brisbane’s unique subculture in the final ...

Anywhere Theatre Festival will be exploding around Brisbane this May!

  The word that is key and unequivocal is “Anywhere”. Anywhere more than any other festival is a festival for performers and audiences. It is a festival where surprise and exploration is everywhere!   //   Anywhere Theatre Festival is a Brisbane-based not-for-profit company that has created numerous opportunities for creative collaboration and the sharing of stories. Head to the Anywhere Theatre Festival website for a full program of events and locations...

Twelfth Night Theatre Review

The staging and set design was a star of the night with a rotating floor that gave the audience an almost voyeuristic view of the proceedings and the incorporation of modern pop songs, compliments of Tim Finn (Split Enz and Crowded House) gave the play an accessibility more in line with a modern audience’s level of appreciation. The work’s comic take on mistaken identity and misguided love was given with a high energy intensity and more than a nod and wink to the audience. Break down ...

Festival favourite and award-winning comedian David O’Doherty returns to Brisbane!

A true festival legend, fan-favourite and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award 2016 nominee, David O’Doherty has continued to gather award wins and nominations in Australia, Edinburgh and beyond. Don’t miss the high-flying king of the low-fi as he returns to Melbourne!   //   ‘Born to do comedy’ ★★★★1/2 Herald Sun ‘Quick witted acerbic stand-up' ★★★★★ The Skinny David O’Doherty Brisbane Power House 7pm Thursday 26 ...

Tim Finn writes new songs for Shakespeare’s best comedy – Twelfth Night!

Opening on April 24 in the Playhouse at QPAC, Queensland Theatre’s Twelfth Night stars a rollcall of the very best Shakespearean specialists including performing with a live band onstage under the inspired directorship of Sam Strong. They will bring Shakespeare’s hilarious and ageless characters to life, with the music of Tim Finn providing an unparalleled soundtrack to one of the Bard’s most appealing tales. Sam Strong explains, “our starting point for this Queensland Theatre ...

Slam Poetry + Symphony Orchestra at Brisbane Powerhouse!

Controversial stories through spoken word and the sounds of Queensland Symphony Orchestra – what a combo! Slam Poet and renowned wordsmith Luka Lesson will team together with the incredible Queensland Symphony Orchestra – for a one night only as part of the 2018 WAVE Festival on Friday 20 April 2018. An Australian poet of Greek heritage, Luka Lesson has a way with words and will apply his unique blend of performance poetry and lyricism, dissecting the legacy and effect left by Major ...

Hot Brown Honey Theatre Review

Mixing up elements of cabaret, burlesque, music, physical theatre and dance in a wild cavalcade of bright colours and big energy, Hot Brown Honey shrinks a big room down to the intimacy of a friend’s living room. A very groovy friend with hip-hop, James Brown and Living Colour spinning round and round and round. // Presenting their ideas in a confrontation way with the shake of the hip and a sly wink, the seven women make it very clear that they are not going to take anything but ...

Smash hit Hot Brown Honey returns to Brisbane in April!

Steeped in the Word of The Mother and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed, dance in the aisles and shake every part of what your mama gave you.   //   With lighting, music and costume set to ignite the change we want to be, Hot Brown Honey is an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Hot Brown Honey is ...