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Gay couple claps back at religious protesters outside ‘Rocky Horror Show’

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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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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 …

australia council for the arts resilience fund arts grants concert stock photo

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced millions in grants for local artists and arts organisations hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. The Council’s new Resilience Fund will provide around $5 million in funding to those in the creative arts sector during the pandemic. Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette said the arts funding body …

Witold Sadowy Poland

Witold Sadowy, a legend of Polish theatre as well as a movie actor and respected theatre critic and journalist recently came out as gay. He outed himself after turning 100 on 7 January this year. Witold Sadowy lost both his father and brother in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 when the Polish Home Army unsuccessfully …

gay couple uk chester rocky horror show christian religious protesters

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 …

Nash Theatre brisbane theatre play Straight bisexuality

Tucked away behind the Uniting Church in New Farm lives Nash Theatre. The award-winning community theatre company delivers show-stopping productions for over two decades. Nash Theatre’s Australia-first production of Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola’s bisexual-themed stage play Straight opens later this month. The play follows Ben (Tyler Harris), a 26-year-old who likes beer, sport, girlfriend …

Steven Oliver From Darkness

Writer Steven Oliver’s new play From Darkness is “the kind of storytelling experience that will take audiences from tears to belly-laughs all in the space of 70 minutes,” says La Boite CEO and Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. From Darkness is a gripping, darkly funny drama about a spiritual force and a family’s need to connect …

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