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courtney act shane jenek caught in the act brisbane powerhouse brisbane book queensland event

Shane Jenek and his alter ego Courtney Act fast became household names in Australia in 2003.  Since then Shane has gone on to become a recording artist and television star internationally.  This month he returns to Brisbane to talk about his life via his memoir Caught In The Act at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Shane Jenek …

creatures of prometheus twelfth night theatre brisbane

A Queensland producer says the upcoming staging of a rare Beethoven ballet at Brisbane’s Twelfth Night Theatre has been a lifelong dream of his. Theatrical production company Lynch & Paterson, who have previously sold out their Jesus Christ Superstar and The Pirates of Penzance shows, are premiering Beethoven’s ballet The Creatures of Prometheus in Australia …

Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton QPAC

Trent Dalton’s hit book Boy Swallows Universe has launched at QPAC with a bang.  The best-selling book has undertaken its transformation as part of the Brisbane Festival. Loud, vibrant, full of laugh out loud scenes and moving moments the stage adaptation is everything it needed to be, and then some. Boy Swallows Universe cast make …

Prima Facie Queensland Theatre

Prima Facie delivers a captivating one woman show at Queensland Theatre that is not to be missed, writes John Taggart. Why is learning lines is hard? It’s because our memories are not linear. Could you recall the events of your last work day in perfect chronological order? Maybe you could. But on what side of …

Naked Magicians Brisbane Christopher Wayne

Iconic Brisbane duo The Naked Magicians will next week return to Brisbane as they begin the swan song of the current iteration of their internationally acclaimed cheeky magic show. Originating as an idea that was something fun and different, a unique way to do magic, has seen The Naked Magicians take on a life of …

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 …

two man tarantino christoper wayne the naked magicians

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 …

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’ …

feast festival bent stage show theatre

Organisers of South Australia’s Feast Festival say the annual LGBTIQ event is “bouncing back” from the interruption of COVID-19 shutdown with plenty of safe entertainment still on offer. Feast was sadly forced to cancel its annual Picnic in the Park event due to the short-lived statewide COVID-19 lockdown. The event usually attracts around 3,500 people …

larry kramer

Larry Kramer died in his Manhatten home yesterday at age 84. His husband David Webster said he died of pneumonia. The best-selling author of Faggots became one of the most controversial and outspoken AIDS activists in the early 80s. Larry Kramer never hesitated to call it as he saw it. Incensed by the lack of …

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