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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.