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Brisbane’s newest theatre draws back the curtains for Open House 2019!

Brisbane Open House provides residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to uncover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and special locations around the city and visitors will have the opportunity to take a peek behind-the-scenes at Brisbane’s only corner stage, opened in October 2018. Guests can walk through the state-of-the-art theatre (shortlisted in the 2019 Australian Interior Design Awards - Public Design Category), stand centre stage and ...

Fangirls Theatre Review

Edna is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. Her object of desire is pop star Harry. He’s completely unobtainable but that does little to stop her compulsion. She and her girl friends all have the same crush, but Edna is not the type of girl to be easily denied. What starts out light and of good cheer turns dark as infatuation turns into obsession. First love often times knows no bounds and Edna is razor sharp in her wants. As things spiral out of control, the comments on ...

Queensland Theatre launches 2020: a celebration of 50 seasons of stories!

“Season 2020 confirms Queensland Theatre as the national home of new stories, with 50 percent of the season being world premieres,” said Strong. “I’m proud of how we have transformed Queensland Theatre over the last four years, but I am especially proud of our championing of new stories. This is the third successive year in which at least half of our season has been brand new work,” he said. “In the four years including 2020, we will have staged 15 world premieres, including ...

Queensland Theatre will present the world premiere of City of Gold this June!

With first previews opening from June 29 and the season continuing until July 20, City of Gold is a raw and honest look at the challenges facing some young Indigenous Australians working to carve out a future in modern society whilst striving to maintain their connection to community and Country. It’s a stage story everyone needs to experience. Partially inspired by his own experiences Wyatt has written a wryly funny and sometimes brutal play that will leave audiences questioning their ...

Queensland Theatre is bringing Storm Boy to QPAC this July!

Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom. During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shepherd him from childhood into adulthood: the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country; and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go.   //   This ...

Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre’s Barbara and the Camp Dogs is coming to Brisbane this May!

When a family tragedy beckons, Barbara and her sister (and fellow muso) René set off on a long and winding motorbike adventure from Sydney, through Darwin, and finally to Katherine – where the bickering pair come face to face with some home truths.   //   Part madcap buddy comedy, part electrifying rock gig, and part clarion call against the taint of inequality, this effervescent play with songs sold out its original season at Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre. Now it’s ...

Arthur Miller’s Prize-winning Death of a Salesman is on sale now!

Once the king of the road, Willy is veering off it. Time was, he could sell anyone anything, and his reward was the whole package: wife, two sons, the car, the white picket fence. But now he’s feeling his years. He’s behind on the mortgage, he’s sidelined by his wet-behind-the-ears boss, and the final straw is when his adult son Biff – once a sporting prodigy, now a directionless disappointment – lands on the doorstep, further loosening Willy’s grip on the reality of his ...

Hedda by Queensland Theatre is now playing!

The story: Hedda Gabler is railing against her life. She didn’t marry drug slinger George Tesman so she could play housewife in a monstrous Gold Coast mansion with white leather couches, blingy chandeliers and endless rounds of Aperol Spritz. She wants something much more and now her old flame, Ejlert Løvborg, is out of prison and off the junk. Is he about to slice off a piece of George’s empire? Maybe Hedda can pull some strings to work this to her advantage. The story is brought ...

The world premiere season of David Williamson’s Nearer the Gods is being staged in Brisbane this October!

Genius, bastardry and heroism. These are the three words Williamson uses to describe Nearer the Gods.Given this powerful summation, it’s fortuitous that Strong has cast some of the best and most exciting actors in the country in Matthew Backer (Switzerland) who plays Edmund Halley, the much-loved QueenslanderWilliam McInnes (SeaChange, Time of our Lives) who will play King Charles II, and Rhys Muldoon(House Husbands) who plays Isaac Newton. Daniel Murphy will play Isaac Barrow and ...

Home grown hit Prize Fighter embarks on a National Tour!

The four-time Helpmann nominated production, which received its premiere at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre for Brisbane Festival 2015, is adrenaline-pumping, full contact theatre, inspired by Fidel’s remarkable own story story and those of people he has known. It tells the story of Isa, a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, Isa soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from ...