Author: Anina-Marie Warrener

7 February, 2021

Fresh, Innovative & Brave // Observatory Theatre 2021 Season Launch

There is nothing more exciting than seeing fresh faces on the Brisbane theatre scene. The new kids on the block, Observatory Theatre, are here to shake things up. Their 2021 season of immersive, boundary-bending theatre was launched over Facebook Live on 4 February 2021. It is impossible not to be immediately taken with the fresh concepts and innovative ideas of these new young theatre makers. […]

5 December, 2020

The Belles of Burlesque // InsideOutside Theatre Company

The Belles of Burlesque is a fun little show full of talented artists that is guaranteed to make the audience laugh, gasp and clap along. The performers are brave and confident in expressing their sexuality in such a entertaining way which really challenges the audience to explore their own sensual side.

30 November, 2020

Misfits School of Arts // Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre

Misfits School of Arts is a wonderfully uplifting explosion of colour and music that captures the imagination of the audience from beginning to end. The story is simple but universal and there is something magical about this group of misfits that evokes a sense of childlike joy. It is beyond excellent!

25 November, 2020

APOCALIPSTICK \\ Polytoxic & Friends

Performing at the Metro Arts New Benner Theatre in West End and presented by Polytoxic, Apocalipstick is the fiercely feminist variety show that you didn’t know you needed; the perfect blend of comedy and feminism to rid us of all the toxic 2020 energy.

15 September, 2020

Does the pandemic spell the beginning of the end for live performance?

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, as we found ourselves confined to the couch, longing for the sweet first notes of the overture and the excited whispers of the audience, many of us turned to digital media for our entertainment fix. With a plethora of quality digital stories and content readily available and easily accessible from the couch, you might be asking yourself this question: Will this pandemic spell the beginning of the end for live performance?

11 September, 2020

Leviathan // Brisbane Festival and Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Leviathan painted a rich, complex picture of humanity and our reality that is inevitably tied to the existence of others. The philosophical underpinnings clearly emanated through the flawless choreography, costume and lighting, visual imagery, and sound design. I felt that the message of this work was particularly pertinent in today’s post-coronavirus world. There could not have been a more relevant time to explore the social contract and shared responsibility.