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REVIEW: Motherland | Metro Arts, Brisbane

REVIEW: Motherland | Metro Arts, Brisbane

Alison CotesNov 7, 2013

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.

REVIEW: Design For Living | Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: Design For Living | Playhouse, Brisbane

Alison CotesOct 31, 2013

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.

REVIEW: Women In Voice | Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

Alison CotesOct 17, 2013

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.

A festival of Shakespeare on the banks of the Brisbane

A festival of Shakespeare on the banks of the Brisbane

Alison CotesSep 26, 20131 Comment

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.

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

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

Alison CotesSep 17, 2013

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.

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

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

Alison CotesSep 12, 2013

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.

REVIEW: Tequila Mockingbird | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

REVIEW: Tequila Mockingbird | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

Alison CotesSep 5, 20131 Comment

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.

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

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

Alison CotesAug 29, 2013

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.

REVIEW: Other Desert Cities | Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: Other Desert Cities | Playhouse, Brisbane

Alison CotesAug 21, 2013

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.

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

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

Alison CotesAug 15, 2013

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.