September 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.
February 28, 2013 7
Holding The Man means a lot to a lot of people. This production does Tommy Murphy's adaptation of a seminal book a grave disservice. It's all played for cheap laughs.
July 26, 2012
Sydney’s loss was Brisbane’s gain, for when Margi Brown Ash made the big move 24 years ago, Brisbane gained a theatre performer of prestigious talent and a unique imagination. She and Leah Mercer formed a company called the nest ensemble which gave the world The Knowing of Mary Poppins, which toured nationally and won three […]
July 2, 2012
A voice, crying in the wilderness. Or in this case, three voices, because director Dave Sleswick has re-imagined this play very heavily, and instead of the one female actor, he has given us three to play the same woman. I think this is a good idea, because 75 minutes (make that 90 minutes in actuality) […]
June 27, 2011 2
It all began so well. Anthony Neilson’s confessional, creative battle with the dreaded black dog is aesthetically enchanting, having both alluring colour, texture and a special kind of timeless velocity that reaches back into the deep, dark past and moves uneasily towards a very uncertain future. Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf 1 production boasts luminous performances […]
April 7, 2011
Boy meets sock puppet, and there’s fireworks (and a little oral sex). Alone on the Roundhouse stage, far from perverse the scene epitomises all that is magical about La Boite’s latest production, boy girl wall: one man, two hands, an 85-minute love story that makes the term “post-modern” seem positively sublime. We’re introduced to a […]
March 8, 2011
It’s been a long while since I last attended a performance by La Boite in Brisbane. In fact, it’s been so long that the last time I saw one of their shows their venue was located on Hale Street, despite the fact that several years ago they moved location to the QUT Kelvin Grove Urban […]