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New lineup of storytellers in Brisbane sharing ‘Queerstories’

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Horizon theatre

Horizon by Maxine Mellor could not have existed more than 10 years ago. Or at least, it could not have existed for me. At that time, I was one of those crappy privileged males. Absent of thought for what it might be like to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes; I had never considered …

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Not only is Alan Cumming not acting his age, but he’s also returning to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this June as Artistic Director. The Tony Award-winning Hollywood actor and cabaret king promises to turn the spotlight on Australia’s best, brightest, and boldest performers. The festival features more than 180 artists in 105 performances over 12 …

taming of the shrew

I attended Queensland Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew with low expectations. Why stage arguably Shakespeare’s most misogynistic and problematic play in 2021? I was dead wrong. Having seen multiple Shakespeare plays in Brisbane over the years, The Taming of the Shrew is by far the best. For those unfamiliar (but perhaps more aware of …

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Michael James visits the last video store in Australia on its final night of trading. Yes. It’s Two Man Tarantino by Christopher Wayne, creator of The Naked Magicians. Filing into Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre, we discover the stage transformed. It’s littered with clearance racks, stacks of long-forgotten discs and harsh branding reminiscent of old-time video …

triple x queensland theatre glace chase

Brisbane audiences are embracing Queensland Theatre Company’s production of Triple X with Glace Chase. The play is wowing the critics and audiences are loving it, showing an appetite for provocative theatre that also entertains. Scroll down for Glace Chase interview Triple X tells the story of a ‘straight Wall Street’ bro who has an affair …

Glace Chase triple x trans love story

Triple X with its eye-popping sex scenes and frank dialogue threatens to challenge society’s perception of love. Glace Chase stars in (and wrote) this first trans love story to brave the Australian mainstage. Triple X is on at Queensland Theatre’s Bille Brown Theatre throughout March. And the reviews are unanimous. Triple X is a 5 …

the producers altitude theatre

Undoubtedly one of the greatest musicals of all time, The Producers, presented by Altitude Theatre, comes to Brisbane Powerhouse this March. Written by comedic genius Mel Brooks, this big brassy show then went on to win a record twelve Tony Awards. Scroll down for video Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan adapted The Producers from Brooks’ …

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Queerstories is raucous, radical, and then at times, sweetly heartwarming. The popular live show is returning to Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday, November 16 for another evening of wildly funny and extremely honest stories from our LGBTIQ+ community. The Queerstories talks invite audience members within and supporting the LGBTIQ community to be moved by an unexpected …

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Religious protesters rallying outside a theatre production of the Rocky Horror Show have gone viral thanks to a gay couple’s response to their bigotry. The protesters were reportedly from the nearby Zion Tabernacle Protestant Evangelical Church in the English city of Chester. They slammed the Story House Theatre’s production as “vile” and “unholy, sexual and …

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Tony Award-winning Broadway star Faith Prince is returning to Australia in October for two intimate cabaret performances at QPAC. Faith Prince has been dazzling audiences since winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Miss Adelaide in the musical Guys and Dolls. In her latest concert, An Intimate Evening with Faith Prince, …

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