Alison Cotes 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.
Alison Cotes February 28, 2013 7 Comments
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.
Alison Cotes 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 […]
Alison Cotes 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) […]
Lloyd Bradford Syke June 27, 2011 2 Comments
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 […]
Matthew Kopelke 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 […]
Matthew Kopelke 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 […]