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Gender-Busting Drag Show ‘Yummy’ To Launch Brisbane Festival Next Week

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Nash Theatre Ruthless

An all-female cast is taking to the stage at New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre for the showbiz-centred musical farce Ruthless. The musical follows beautiful and diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark, who knows she was born to entertain. Sylvia St. Croix, a slick and overbearing agent, encourages young Tina to audition for the school production …

Rhonda Burchmore

The ever-popular annual Brisbane Festival is just around the corner. Launching on September 8, it runs over three weeks, marking the end of winter and culminating in the classic SunSuper RiverFire. The Festival showcases a range of local, national and international performances across various production styles, not only to counter the old stereotype of an …

Priscilla Queen of the Desert tony sheldon

Twelve years after opening in Sydney, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – The Musical will roll her wheels into Brisbane for the very first time. It’s the tale of three drag queens and their bus (Priscilla), their (mis)adventures through the outback, and their interactions with Australian culture in all her vibrant, (but often aggressive and …

The cast of Ipswich Musical Theatre Company's production of Baz Luhrmann's musical Strictly Ballroom

A cast of talented Queensland performers will don countless sequins for the Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Baz Luhrmann musical Strictly Ballroom. From September 14, audiences will be able to experience the magic of the 1992 romantic drama film on the stage, following the story of Scott Hastings, a maverick ballroom dancer who teams …

theatre star Todd Mckenney outs Simon Gallaher

Entertainer Todd McKenney has been slammed for revealing an ex-boyfriend of his went on to marry and have children with his sister. The veteran theatre performer made the revelation on LGBTIQ radio station Joy 94.9’s Word For Word podcast hosted by Ben Norris. McKenney said he has “a weird relationship” with his sister, Lisa, as …

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, playing at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, encapsulates the ‘Play for Today’, a phrase used in 1970s Britain for made-for-television movies. It’s appropriate that the production channels this oxymoron of the current and the historic. Lysa tells a story of age-old themes with contemporary immediacy, honouring the struggle of women both …

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames

A brand new stage production will bring the spirit of the global Women’s March protest to a new play at Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company. Award-winning Queensland writer Claire Christian will makes her mainstage debut as playwright next month with Lysa and The Freeborn Dames. In her play, nineteen-year-old Lysa King has come home to …

Christine Anu talks to QNews magazine about her role in Grease

Christine Anu is an iconic voice in the Australian music scene. Originating from Queensland, she’s known for everything from her classic hits “My Island Home” and “Party” to her extensive time on the national stage. Most recently, she took to the stage for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and …

Hedwig and the Angry Inch origin of love

Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell dared to do what no one else would – tell the story of an East German punk-rock singer and her botched sex change operation. Originally a musical, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch was released a few years later to critical acclaim and quickly achieved cult status within …

Stock photo of typewriter typing the word murder

New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre group are preparing to stage Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Unexpected Visitor next month. Director Sharon White said a lot of the British author’s plays were adapted by other playwrights. However, Christie wrote The Unexpected Visitor herself. “A man stumbles into a study in a remote country house …

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