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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 ...

The 2022 Italian Film Festival returns this spring – with first highlights being announced!

The 2022 Festival opens in Brisbane on 21 September with Italian box office hit BELLI CIAO, starring comedic duo Pio and Amedeo. It follows two formerly inseparable friends who reunite in their hometown in Puglia after years apart, resulting in an entertaining north versus south culture clash. Opening Night receptions will include delicious Italian antipasti, Santa Margherita Prosecco and more. Direct from the Cannes Film Festival is this year's Festival Centrepiece NOSTALGIA, directed ...

In Queer Time is coming to GOMA this August

The program brings together a selection of films which delve into these three areas. The first key reoccurring theme in the program is notions of family time, both biological and chosen. Woven throughout some of the films are the complicated relationships between queerness and motherhood. In some examples we encounter tense, complex and traumatic depictions of motherhood. In others, we are faced with figures who fulfill or take on matriarchal roles. Another important idea is that queer ...

Kaleidoscope is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this August!

Kaleidoscope scales a deceptively simple optical device to epic proportions, allowing you to step inside a constantly shifting illusion. A brand-new solo project by one of the masterminds behind House of Mirrors and 1000 Doors, Kaleidoscope provides the brave and adventurous with a new and different space to explore, contemplate, and dream.   //   An experience that disorientates the senses and challenges our preconceptions, providing access to a new kind of engagement ...

Everybody’s Oma Q&A screening is coming to Dendy Coorparoo!

Fresh from sold out sessions at the Sydney Film Festival comes the heart-warming story, Everybody’s Oma. Filmmaker Jason van Genderen is obsessed with making home videos about his family, and their Dutch matriarch, Hendrika van Genderen, otherwise known as Oma. He and his wife Megan embrace caring for Oma’s dementia in increasingly whimsical ways, accidentally turning her into an online celebrity. Their unassuming home videos, shot during the pandemic, attract over 100,000,000 ...

Natalya Hughes’s The Interior Exhibition

Interested in the role of women and their historical absence from positions of power, the part-professional part-domestic setting conjured by The Interior plays with gendered power dynamics between public and private space. The couches that dot the gallery take their lush contours from the shapes of the female body, and their detailed upholstery sees motifs of eyes, rats, and snakes from Freud’s patient case studies ripple over the space in fleshy tones.   //   Audie...

Women Make Film – A New Road Movie Through Cinema is screening at GOMA this month!

Executive produced by Tilda Swinton – who also serves as a narrator, alongside noted actors such as Jane Fonda, Kerry Fox and Thandie Newton – Women Make Film is an engaging and entertaining survey that opens audiences’ eyes to the powerful work produced by women in a frequently male-dominated industry. Women Make Film - A New Road Movie Through Cinema 3 July - 7 August 2022 GOMA, Brisbane www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

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