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Articles by Alison Cotes

REVIEW: Motherland | Metro Arts, Brisbane

An untold story about the marriage between a Russian president and a Brisbane heiress is fodder for Kathryn Lyall-Watson’s accomplished new play at Metro Arts.

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REVIEW: Design For Living | Playhouse, Brisbane

Wesley Enoch’s Design For Living strips Noel Coward’s sexual politics fable of its morality play in favour of over-the-top farce. And buries much of the wit at the same time.

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REVIEW: Women In Voice | Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

For 20 years, Women In Voice has provided a stage for singers young and old in Brisbane. The anniversary series at the Judith Wright Centre unearths more stars.

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A festival of Shakespeare on the banks of the Brisbane

The works of William Shakespeare were ripe for reinvention in two productions — at very opposite ends of the spectrum — at this year’s Brisbane Festival.

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REVIEW: Spirit Of The Lore (Brisbane Festival) | Cremorne Theatre

Our critic calls Spirit Of The Lore the most profound black theatre she’s ever seen. The Brisbane Festival show — prepared by a bunch of students — must be seen.

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REVIEW: The Wizard Of Oz | La Boite Theatre, Brisbane

Did the world need another Wizard Of Oz? Brisbane’s La Boite offers one anyway — a high-camp farce that doesn’t present much to chew over.

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REVIEW: Tequila Mockingbird | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

What would Harper Lee make of Nelle Lee’s radical retelling of To Kill a Mockingbird? The characters are one-dimensional here, but it still works.

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REVIEW: Medea: The River Runs Backwards | Old Museum, Brisbane

Medea has had a bad wrap. But did she have a choice? Zen Zen Zo explores the Greek myth in an immaculately staged production in Brisbane’s Old Museum.

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REVIEW: Other Desert Cities | Playhouse, Brisbane

Other Desert Cities has been nominated for Tonys and Pulitzer Prizes. So why was this Queensland Theatre Company production so boring? The energy seemed drained after opening night.

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A Conversation, and some Magic, from a veteran Brisbane theatremaker

A veteran servant of the Brisbane stage, Bryan Nason has returned with a new company and a new take on French writer Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

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