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A festival of Shakespeare on the banks of the Brisbane

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.

REVIEW: Tequila Mockingbird | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

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.

REVIEW: Venus In Fur | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

REVIEW: Venus In Fur | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

Direct from Broadway, Queensland Theatre Company's production of Venus In Fur is a challenging night at the theatre, with assured performances well directed.

REVIEW: Ballet Revolucion | Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

REVIEW: Ballet Revolucion | Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

Ballet Revolucion may not change the wider world. But it rocked our critic in Brisbane. The Cuban dance beat is infectious, the dancers beautiful, the theatrical party a lot of fun.

REVIEW: Mother Courage And Her Children | Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: Mother Courage And Her Children | Playhouse, Brisbane

Brecht's sweeping epic stands up as a masterpiece in Queensland Theatre Company's radical reinterpretation, set in the black heart of Australia.

REVIEW: Cinderella | Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: Cinderella | Playhouse, Brisbane

Li Cunxin makes a splash as the new creative force of the Queensland Ballet with a joyous and touching production of Cinderella. Even for ballet novices it proves a magical hit.

REVIEW: St Matthew Passion | Concert Hall, Brisbane

REVIEW: St Matthew Passion | Concert Hall, Brisbane

Bach's St Matthew Passion came to life on a Brisbane stage as superb musical drama. Crikey got into the Easter spirit with a performance last week.

REVIEW: End Of The Rainbow | The Playhouse, Brisbane

REVIEW: End Of The Rainbow | The Playhouse, Brisbane

The last few months of Judy Garland's tragic life comes alive on a Brisbane stage in End Of The Rainbow thanks to a powerful performance from Christen O’Leary.

REVIEW: Head Full Of Love | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

REVIEW: Head Full Of Love | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

The reconciliation movement is full of traps. It’s far more than Kevin Rudd saying “sorry”, or a sea of hands, or cheerful populist rallies. In practice, when it comes down to the one-to-one level, it’s too easy to get it wrong, especially for the naive do-gooder with the best of intentions. In this enchanting but […]

REVIEW: Betrayal | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

REVIEW: Betrayal | Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane

I’ve been a fan of the works of Harold Pinter for many a year. His trademark economic use of dialogue is such a pleasure when so many of modern theatre’s scripts tend to tell us the story, rather than show us. The fact that you know when viewing a Pinter play that you will learn […]