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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather: Cosy romance novel celebrates feminism and queerness

New novel Birds of a Feather is a cosy romance that explores a historical queer love story. Centered around the relationship between a granddaughter (Beth) and grandmother (Elise), the pair track down Elise’s long lost love, Gerry. However, Beth soon finds out Gerry is a woman and her grandmother’s great love was thwarted by societal …

fourteen showing at Riverside Theatres

Fourteen: A Tale of Growth & Grit at Riverside Theatres Parramatta

Riverside Theatres is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated live performance of the celebrated Australian production, “Fourteen.” Based on the powerful memoir by the acclaimed journalist Shannon Molloy. This riveting play, staged by the nationally renowned Shake & Stir Theatre Co., will grace the Riverside stage on the 3rd and 4th of May 2024 in …

Lorinda May Merrypor and Casey Donovan in & Juliet, opening in Sydney

& Juliet musical gives Shakespeare a pop makeover in Sydney

Tony-nominated jukebox musical & Juliet is finally bringing its blend of Shakespeare, pop music and queer joy to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre next week. The smash hit stage show, written by Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek writer/producer David West Read, takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet but flips the script on the love story with a huge twist. Instead …

Conor Leach in the stage show Fourteen in 2022

Queensland gay play Fourteen is finally touring Australia

The acclaimed gay coming-of-age play Fourteen is finally returning for a national tour two years after its Brisbane premiere. Fourteen is the stage adaptation of writer Shannon Molloy’s memoir about growing up gay in Yeppoon in central Queensland in the 1990s. In the play, the gay student struggles to get through a year of self-discovery …

Opera Queensland strives to redefine the artform in 2024 program

Opera Queensland is pushing boundaries with 2024 season

Opera Queensland’s 2024 season throws down the gauntlet for ambitious programming and fresh approaches to what opera can be. “If we are not taking risks as an arts company, why are we here?” artistic director Patrick Nolan says. “The stage is a place to celebrate and interrogate questions and ideas we are thinking about as …

Notre-Dame is by Alana Valentine and Brandenburg Orchestra

Notre-Dame fire inspires new Australian theatre production

The fire that damaged the centuries-old Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris in 2019 has inspired a world premiere theatrical production by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Notre-Dame commemorates eight centuries of music performed within the Notre-Dame de Paris (“Our Lady of Paris”). Conceptualised by Paul Dyer and written and directed by Alana Valentine (pictured above), the new …

Homos or Everyone in America play New Theatre for Mardi Gras

Monogamy and sexual freedom clash in candid Mardi Gras play

A booze-infused date in a bar sets two men on a rollercoaster ride of lust, love and the messy stuff in between in the play Homos, or Everyone in America, on now in Sydney. The contemporary queer play by Jordan Seavey, set in “a supposedly post-gay America”, premiered stateside in 2016. It’s on now at …

Polytoxic new show Dangerous Goods is at QPAC in January

Femmes to the front in Polytoxic’s new show Dangerous Goods

Performance renegades Polytoxic are offering an unapologetic and awe-inspiring cabaret of performances, physical feats, and acts of rebellion this month in Brisbane. The long-running collective’s new show Dangerous Goods is on at QPAC. Co-directors Lisa Fa’alafi and Leah Shelton told us the lineup of female performers deliver on the “wow factor” at the Cremorne Theatre. …

Performers from the hit show Blanc de Blanc

Pop the cork at Blanc De Blanc Encore!

Step into the world of Blanc de Blanc Encore, a thrilling fusion of cabaret, circus, and burlesque in Sydney. The party never stops in the delightfully decadent world of Blanc de Blanc Encore. The crowd favourite cabaret, circus and burlesque show has taken Sydney by storm since it reopened a year ago at the newly …

The American artist Spencer Tunick is dressed in a black shirt. He is photographed in front of the backdrop of the Brisbane city skyline and the Story Bridge.

Spencer Tunick to turn Brisbane’s Story Bridge nude in 2024

Spencer Tunick will return to Brisbane in 2024 to bring his nude artwork to the iconic Story Bridge as part of Melt Open. He spoke to QNews about his work and how it’ll celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.  Spencer Tunick can’t get enough of Brisbane. Following his first work in the city this weekend, he has …

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