Comedy Review: Hannibal Buress – The Tivoli, Brisbane (05.12.16)

Hannibal Buress came into Brisbane like a whirlwind. Giving a solid nearly 2 hour set and bringing a great troupe of supports The Tivoli reverberated with laughter last Monday. Even if you’ve missed Buress’s show, keep an eye out for more Al Jackson. The biology teacher turned comedian has a sharp tongue and jokes to burn your insides out with laughter like a science experiment gone wrong. Of course, the support show was a build-up for the main event – the man himself, Hannibal Buress.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire – La Boite Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane (performances until November 12th)

A Streetcar Named Desire is to Tennessee Williams like Hamlet is to Shakespeare. It’s a kneejerk reaction of thought that comes to your mind when you think of the particular playwright. La Boite is known for taking the classics and bridging them to the present. Their production of Williams other famous work, The Glass Menagerie, was likewise a success. But just how exactly should you expect to see Desire’s success manifest itself?... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Endgame, QPAC Brisbane (performances until 20th August)

Samuel Beckett might have brushed up against your memory like a shifty cat quickly grazing past your leg before changing its mind and scampering off into the darkness. Or perhaps you’re very familiar with his work that planted him firmly at the forefront of absurdist theatre when it was at its peak of creation. Regardless of whether you’re an absurdist expert or simply up to try new things Endgame captures the essence of the theatrical era mischievously, grimly and superbly. Shake and stir’s production of Endgame brings the successor of Waiting for Godot to life, or perhaps more appropriately closer to death.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: The Happy Prince – St Mary’s Church, Brisbane (10.06.16)

Oscar Wilde’s story of The Happy Prince reads much like a beautiful parable. Perhaps, this is why it seemed only appropriate to host the first ever musical tale of story in a church. Simon Chan, composer and artistic director at The Other Production Company, has translated Wilde’s beautiful story telling into equally beautiful music. Sharing the true meaning of beauty and kindness through the eyes of a golden statue and a chipper, little swallow.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: When The Rain Stops Falling, Judith Wright Centre (27.05.16)

In a very brief yet consuming experience, much like the turn of many events in our lives, Judith Wright Centre became the space for Andrew Bovell’s When The Rain Stops Falling for the weekend only. THAT Production Company based in Ipswich presented the show and made it through the challenge of capturing the fluidity of time and space that Bovell’s work has created like a rift in time’s fabric and not just merely a play.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: 심청 ‹Shimchong›: Daughter Overboard! (performances until Feb 23)

Shimchong: Daughter Overboard! is the latest production by Motherboard Productions. Its story is both rooted in old Korean tales, and tales anew painted by the tumultuous state of Australian affairs. It begins in a far away land of another time where Shimchong, daughter of a blind man sacrifices herself by leaping overboard and sinking down deep to the Dragon King also known as the God of the Sea. Her sacrifice is meant to cure her father’s blindness. But what if the Dragon King decided to have a little fun and send her awash into a new story elsewhere? Somewhere, like Brisbane perhaps?... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: No Free Man by Graham Potts released January 2016

Let us introduce you to “The Wolf”. He’s vicious but not like that of a mangy dog. It’s a calculated, restrained and more often than not unnoticeable malice that only a trained eye might detect. He’s torn between the possibility of his own impossible freedom and a natural instinct to survive. He’s here in Australia, but not where you might think. You can find The Wolf in Graham Potts’ latest novel No Free Man.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Heathers: The Musical – Brisbane QPAC (Performances through to January 17th)

Whether your faith is a God, the community or a Seers shopping catalogue sometimes we don’t ask the higher powers for something but he gives it to us anyway. Was there a riot demanding the 1988 cult classic Heathers be revamped into a musical? Probably not. But Off-Broadway is one of those whimsical places that bring you not what you ask for but what you’d never think of, and now in Brisbane Heathers: The Musical is waiting for you.... Read More | Share it now!