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.
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.
Direct from Broadway, Queensland Theatre Company's production of Venus In Fur is a challenging night at the theatre, with assured performances well directed.
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.
Brecht's sweeping epic stands up as a masterpiece in Queensland Theatre Company's radical reinterpretation, set in the black heart of Australia.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]