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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 14, 2018

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AboutFran Gibson, Author at The Creative Issue

Fran Gibson

Fran Gibson

I'm a pen-for-hire, word nerd, and token Brit (from the middle bit, where cider and cows come from). When not working on my debut novel, I evangelize about the Channel Country.

Posts By Fran Gibson

Elixir: suggestive circus wows Wonderland

December 5, 2018 |

Did someone say smouldering, suggestive, somersaulting, sultry, subversive, sci-fi circus? Read More

Rumble! at Wonderland Reviewed

December 4, 2018 |

‘I’ve seen both their genitals!’ boasts Tina Bikki of Egson Ham and Rosie Rivette, tonight’s Rumble contenders.

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The Epicurean Shark

December 2, 2018 |

The Epicurean Shark bills itself as a comedy show seeking answers to one of life’s biggies: why does being bad feel so good? Read More

Jury’s out on Bitch on Heat

November 29, 2018 |

‘It was moving poetry!’

‘It was problematic!’

‘It was honest. Haven’t you ever felt like that?’

‘I’d have walked out if the genders had been the other way round.’

If nothing else, Bitch on Heat is divisive. Read More

Opera Queensland go country for Composed in Queensland

November 27, 2018 |

Think Barcoo Shire in central west Queensland – an area equal to Belgium and Taiwan combined, with a population that couldn’t fill two CityCats – and it’s unlikely you’ll think of opera.

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Interview: Head First Acrobats on sexy circus show Elixir

October 30, 2018 |

Circus gets sexy with Thomas, Cal, and Rowan – the toned, taut stars of Elixir – a genre-defying show somersaulting into the Powerhouse next month as part of the Wonderland Festival. Read More

Phil Barlow and Daryl James on the rise of the house gig

October 17, 2018 |

Experience live music beyond the confines of traditional venues, with Brisbane troubadours Phil Barlow and Daryl James. Read More

Faith and Science Clash in Nearer the Gods

October 6, 2018 |

Isaac Newton – inventor of calculus, godfather of physics, and the scientist Einstein admired – is the subject of Nearer the Gods, David Williamson’s (The Perfectionist, Gallipoli) new play, premiering this weekend as the first performance in the Bille Brown Theatre. Read More

Raise a glass to gin-soaked cabaret Mother’s Ruin

September 23, 2018 |

‘It’s a good time though!’ exclaims blonde bombshell Libby Wood to a concurring crowd. As one half of Mother’s Ruin – one third if we count Jeremy on piano’s speakeasy charm – she could be describing her own show. Read More

Winning Couple: An Evening with Bob Carr and Germaine Greer

September 14, 2018 |

On paper, Bob Carr and Germaine Greer make unlikely bedfellows. He’s an ex-politician. And she’s Germaine bloody Greer, second-wave feminism’s most vocal proponent. Read More