Category: Reviews

27 July, 2021

The 39 Steps // Introspect Theatre Company

Introspect Theatre Company’s The 39 Steps is an absolute stunner of a production by a new theatre company that is so funny that the audience laughs so much that they cry.  Featuring strikingly creative sets and costumes with an utterly side-splitting plot and decidedly brilliant cast, this is a show that you will not want to miss.

13 July, 2021

School of Rock // Redcliffe Musical Theatre

By Chloe Boike RMT’s School of Rock is a delightfully rockin’ production that will have you grooving and head-banging in your seat at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre. Opening night was filled with an audience eager to attend a performance after the recent COVID-19 lockdown and a cast thrilled to be onstage. This entertaining show – with an awesome score, a stellar cast of both adults […]

13 July, 2021

Jesus Christ Superstar // Lynch & Paterson

By Sandra Harman Inspired by the original 1970 concept album, Lynch and Paterson’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar currently playing at Brisbane’s iconic Twelfth Night Theatre, lovingly showcases its rock opera beginnings while adding a fresh, vibrant feel and look. From the moment the curtains open on a smoky stage with a vibrant guitar riff to the last strains of the final instrumental number, the […]

8 June, 2021

Beauty and the Beast // Queensland Musical Theatre

Beauty and the Beast is wonderfully uplifting, laugh-out-loud funny and a triumphant celebration of community musical theatre. The timeless score delivered by a fabulous orchestra and immensely talented cast captures the hearts of the audience from beginning to end. Queensland Musical Theatre’s production evokes a magical sense of childlike joy, and it is a must see for anyone looking for an antidote to the post-COVID blues.

20 April, 2021

The Marvelous Wonderettes // Anam Cara Productions

Presented by the newly formed Anam Cara productions, The Marvelous Wonderettes is a refreshingly charming, fun filled musical that takes you back in time to the 1950’s where we meet four best friends as they prepare to perform at their 1958 Springfield High Senior Prom.

23 March, 2021

Once Upon a Time in Sacramento // Wings Theatre Company

An intriguing performance that builds the world of the story and experiments with interactivity and audience participation in a fresh way. Donnelly is undeniably creative in his script writing and ideas. This new refreshing execution of a staged production broken up by an interactive performance is to be applauded. Bravo Brisbane can’t wait to see what else Wings Theatre Company will be producing in the future.

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.

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.