Tue, 2013-05-14 15:34By Toby Longhurst
Nash Theatre's production of Tennessee Williams' classic, A Streetcar Named Desire opened in New Farm on Saturday night to immediate praise. Staging a much loved classic is no easy task, particularly for a smaller company - when things aren't quite right, it is glaringly obvious...Read more
Sat, 2013-05-11 15:07A play about friendship, family, love, ambition and grilled chicken burgers.
Meet Phil, a student, working his way through medical school at a suburban take-away, ‘Ron Todd’s World of Chickens’ whilst dreaming of bigger things. At once the next Scorsese, a clumsy romantic, a curb side Chicken...Read more
Fri, 2013-05-10 09:58Two of our funniest have joined forces for an evening of short stories, tall tales and jokes at each other’s expense. In 2012 Judith Lucy and Denise Scott each published their second book – Judith’s Drink, Smoke, Pass Out, and Denise’s The Tour. One sought spiritual enlightenment, the other ‘found...Read more
Sat, 2013-05-11 14:54Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those classics that everybody should see at least once, and one that those who have seen it will want to see again and again.
Set amongst the steamy streets of New Orleans French Quarter in the 1940s, Blanche DuBois, a school teacher from...Read more
Wed, 2013-05-08 13:03Colin Friels breathes life into tortured artist Mark Rothko as he broods and seethes in his Bowery studio, literally painting himself into a corner, in Queensland Theatre Company’s new production, Red.
In the 1950s, Rothko took a commission that would set him up for life. He was showered with money...Read more
Sun, 2013-04-28 15:12Sons of Sin, The Danger Ensemble’s most provocative production to date, lays bare the hopes, dreams and expectations of young men moving through rites of passage and across a minefield of history, pressures, demands and taboos towards manhood. Classical text collides with raw confession.
A lone...Read more
Fri, 2013-04-26 16:43Jon Haynes has written a play but his cast doesn’t show up and so he has to go it alone. When he was 14 years old Jon Haynes wrote the first draft of the autobiographical play that eventually became The Poof Downstairs. He sent it to every theatre in the country. No one wanted it. He wrote another...Read more
Wed, 2013-04-10 12:00There’s a new kid on the block in Queensland’s classical music scene - The Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra.
Made up of over sixty-five professionally trained musicians, many of whom are past or present students of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, the QPO is about to give their first ever...Read more
Sat, 2013-03-30 21:55Fifty Shades of Grey became the fastest selling paperback of all time, and after attending opening night of SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, we wouldn’t be surprised if tickets to this show sell just as fast.
Right from the get go, two things are immediately obvious, the first being that this...Read more
Wed, 2013-03-20 10:37The Passion, re-telling of the suffering of Christ, has had monumental human implications throughout modern history. Christians and non-Christians alike consider JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion the greatest work of its kind ever written, attaining truly sublime musical expressiveness. A moving...Read more