Live Review: Chamber ensemble The Boxties bring folk like you’ve never heard it before to the Cremorne (Brisbane, performances to June 29th)

June 27, 2019

Brisbane creative collective The Boxties (that’s “box-tees” not “box-ties”) have returned to the QPAC stage, with A Net of Souls: Songs of Dislocation and Common Ground. The ten piece chamber ensemble have pulled together a collection of songs of change, upheaval, and a longing for community. Industry, love, and war all come forward as disruptions, […]

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Basement Jaxx are coming to Australia with a full orchestra

December 10, 2018

Legendary duo Basement Jaxx have just announced three special Australian shows for April 2019, re-imagining their long line of hits with a full orchestra and backing singers. The tour, which will take them to iconic venues like the Sydney Opera House and Margaret Court Arena, is a completely updated and refreshed version of a project […]

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Brisbane Festival Review: Terror will put you on the edge of your seat (at QPAC to 23rd September)

September 21, 2017

How can you resist a show named Terror? But don’t be fooled, it’s a quiet terror. It creeps up on you long before you realise its there. But once you see it, what’s most terrifying is asking yourself would you do it? At first, it seemed risky to have a court drama. Many a time […]

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Theatre Review: Sink your teeth into shake & stir’s bloody brilliant adaption of Dracula (At Brisbane’s QPAC to September 2nd)

August 21, 2017

Jonathan Harker has been sent to deepest, darkest Transylvania, to do business with the mysterious Count Dracula, who wishes to move to England. But the Count has goals far more sinister than merely purchasing property in Victorian London. Trapping Jonathan in his castle, he reveals himself to be a vampire, plotting to make England his […]

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POPSART at the Brisbane Festival Launch: armour wearing acrobats, Italian horror and Diamonds are for Trevor

July 15, 2017

It’s worthwhile taking Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold’s advice on how to attack this year’s just announced stellar line up of art and entertainment, “It’s a feast not a snack, don’t just taste one little tit-bit dive in and sample the whole range, use both hands and take risks!” Brisbane Festival launched on Tuesday morning over coffees and pastries, […]

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Dance Review: Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White at QPAC (performances until 11th September)

September 4, 2016

It’s a story of good and evil, black and white, with just a hint of red… It’s opening night of Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White at QPAC. The curtains rise to a dark stage filled with white smoke. As your eyes adjust to the darkness, you can just make out a dark figure at the far […]

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

January 12, 2016

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 […]

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