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Cinderella Theatre Review

The large cast cranks up the energy and the dance moves are impressive as are the lighting quick costume changes, it’s magic indeed. Production wise there are some problems, at times the amplified voices are too loud and shrill and the little ones will need to put their fingers in their ears to prevent damage, It’s easy to get lost in a story so familiar and just admire the craft. The stage design and costumes are impressive as well as the choreography and vocal arrangements (even ...

The Purple Rabbit is coming to the Brisbane Festival this September!

From an 'alcoholic Harry Potter' of magic to 'The Unnamed Magician', an eccentric Gold Medal beatbox-juggler, a slight-of-foot juggler and the world's only Sexual Psychic-ologist, get set for a five-star evening of mischief, magic and mind-blowing mayhem.   //   The Purple Rabbit 15—24 September South Bank Piazza www.brisbanefestival.com.au

Slow Boat is coming to the Brisbane Festival this September!

The men weave an epic tale of brotherhood and resilience, charting their journey from poverty and war in rural China, through hard work on Nauru island, then a hasty escape from the Japanese to Australia, and all the challenges they overcome on the way.   //   Blending vaudeville, musical theatre, circus, Cantonese Opera and martial arts, Slow Boat is a play within a play, inspired by the unexpected arrival in Australia of playwright Anna Yen’s father, along with 580 ...

Our Blood Runs in the Street is coming to Metro Arts this week!

Blending physical theatre with verbatim text, the production creates a searing and unapologetic look at how prejudice and bias have contributed to the violence against LGTBQI+ Australians for decades.   //   Our Blood Runs in the Street 13 - 16 July 2022 Metro Arts, West End, Brisbae www.metroarts.com.au

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain is returning to QPAC this August!

Choreographed by Frances Rings, Terrain is a breathtaking exploration of our largest salt lake. The nine-part performance evokes the power of body and land converging to bring spirit to place. Stand with us and feel the ancestral ties that bind people to Country: a rich cultural spine stretching through the generations. Watch the waters rise and fall as we reconnect with the energy of land and the resilient spirit of the people who care for its future.   //   Featur...

Broad Encounters new immersive theatre experience – Love Lust Lost – is coming to Brisbane this July!

The troublemakers and disrupters of Broad Encounters have been embroiling themselves in a fresh intoxication - one of love, lust . . . and loss. In this scintillating, adults-only immersive theatrical adventure, the collective take on the timeless tales of Jules Verne, Hans Christian Anderson and Joseph Conrad, in a collision that promises adventures in an intricate and enthralling underworld of terrible sacrifice, sweet surrender, lost souls and a whole lot of fun. The real story of the ...

An Ideal Husband is coming to La Boite this July!

Funnier than a campaign stumble, infinitely more entertaining than a leaders debate and with crackling dialogue that hits harder than a tax cut, An Ideal Husband is a fantastical and farcical antidote to the 2022 Federal election. Set in the hallowed halls of Canberra’s House of Representatives in the mid-1990s, the reworked classic dabbles in political corruption, hypocrisy, blackmail and scandal while also posing age-old questions about love, loyalty and the value of relationshi...

La Traviata is coming to QPAC this July!

Then she meets Alfredo and the rules of the game change. They fall madly in love but the society around them has other ideas. La Traviata has held audiences in wonder since its premiere, offering a glimpse into a world of opulence, wild parties, and forbidden love, all to the sublime music of one of the greatest opera composers of them all, Giuseppe Verdi.   //   Dane Lam leads the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and an ensemble of some of Australia’s most exciting ...

9 to 5 the Musical Theatre Review

The struggle women face in the current workplace is one still fraught with issues so the core topical nature illustrates how little progress has been made. This does little to lessen the celebratory nature of the work on stage. The main characters are told with broad strokes and the evil boss is even more cartoonish than before.   //   The play is filled out with Parton’s countrified contribution of songs and lyrics and those are mixed with vibrant dance numbers to ...

Edward the Emu is coming to Brisbane this June!

With exceptional world-class puppetry, a beautiful original score and inventive storytelling, the award-winning Monkey Baa team are back with a hilarious and tender story of two emus searching for their identity. Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu. Perhaps being a seal or a lion, or a snake is more exciting than an emu’s lot in life. Convinced the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure, the pair set out on an adventure to find their place ...