Mnemonic

QUT Final Year Acting Students The Loft Friday 13/June, 7:30pm I wouldn’t usually review student productions, it doesn’t seem quite fair. After all, they are still learning and we need that. But this was so damn good that I have to say something about it. Mnemonic was a complex play, weaving together seemingly disparate narratives.…

Theatre Review – Machina

Machina La Boite Indie Friday 16/May, 8pm This is a play about the family of a person who has seemingly committed suicide. David had a large online presence, using Machina, a social network designed like all such networks to mimic reality, minus the pain and actual connections that reality provides in a way online media…

Theatre Review – Drunk Shakespeare

Drunk Shakespeare Anywhere Theatre Festival The Bearded Lady, West End Friday 9/May, 8pm Part of the point of this festival is to take plays to places it usually doesn’t go, in this case, a pub in West End. Music was playing loudly as I entered and the performers were already out and dancing around, it…

Theatre Review – Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls

Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls Written by Philip Dean Director Shaun Kingma Ellis Productions, Gardens Theatre Sat 10/May, 2pm Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls was a much more traditional play than Drunk Shakespeare and I really enjoyed it. It was about the relationship between Vicky, a traditional country house wife and Rae, an excitement seeking woman. The…

A few photos to show Brisbane doesn’t totally suck

Around Annerley:   Gallery of Modern Art: Seen + Heard: Works and Multiples from the Collection (on until 3/Aug) Queensland Art Gallery: Australian Galleries & Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s – 1980s (on until 20/Jul) Desert at Passion Time: (Elizabeth St, Brisbane City)   Lanterns at South Bank:

Macbeth – Orson Welles

Macbeth Directed by Orson Welles, 1948 Sat 19/April, GoMA Part of the Orson Welles Retrospective on until 28/May This was quite an interesting version of Shakespeare’s play, which is what you’d expect from Orson Welles.  It’s the standard Macbeth story which I’m sure everyone knows.  But Welles didn’t try take it out of it’s original…

Theatre Review – Cock

Cock La Boite presents MTC Production Directed by Leticia Caceres Sat 12/April, 2pm The play starts with two men, John and M in a relationship, it’s a relationship which is ending because John has realised that they are two fundamentally different people and it’s just not working.  The relationship ends and John meets someone new,…

Theatre Review – STC’s Perplex

Perplex Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1 Theatre Directed by: Sarah Giles Sat 5 April, 8pm Showing until 3 May * Mild spoiler warning As soon as I heard about this play I wanted to see it. And I’m really glad I did. Even a couple of days after seeing this, I still have no idea…

Theatre Review – STC’s Noises Off

Noises Off Sydney Theatre Company, Drama Theatre Directed by: Jonathon Briggs Fri 4 April, 8pm This play was a British bedroom farce and was incredibly funny. It’s about a not very good theatre company attempting to stage a play with only a couple of weeks rehearsal. Act 1 is their dress rehearsal the night before…