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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 18, 2017

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AboutLachlan Sands, Author at The Creative Issue

Lachlan Sands

Lachlan Sands

In love with my adopted hometown of Brisbane - this sunny and stormy river city is pretty special. Journalism student who loves writing, both doing it myself and finding fantastic work by other people. In awe of the magic and power of the arts. Constantly adding to my travel bucket list. Theatres tragic. Hummus enthusiast.

Posts By Lachlan Sands

‘Echoes’ is Must-See Theatre

September 15, 2016 |

The spotlight illuminates two young women. One is a daughter of the British Empire, sent to do her duty for king and country in foreign lands. The other is a modern British Muslim, disillusioned by the casual racism of mainstream society. Their stories are very different, yet they are the same – brought vividly to life on a bare stage.

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Madeleines and Memory in ‘Souvenir’

September 9, 2016 |

The novel Remembrance of Things Past, by French writer Marcel Proust, is often cited as the longest ever written –published at the turn of the century, it comprises seven volumes. Dublin-based theatre company and Brisbane Festival artists-in-residence Dead Centre have managed the daunting task of turning this monument of literature into a sleek, 55-minute stage show. Luckily, they have a little help, bringing on Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Bruce Springsteen and a goldfish. Read More

‘St Mary’s in Exile’ Comes Home

September 5, 2016 |

On the eve of the launch of the Brisbane Festival, the Queensland Theatre Company’s world premiere of ‘St Mary’s in Exile’ showcases the best of Queensland’s home-grown talent, with a powerful exploration of our modern relationship to spirituality, the inevitability of human weakness and our loyalty to the traditions of history.  Read More

Go West, Young Man, in ‘True West’

August 22, 2016 |

The bright California desert becomes a mirror for the dusty Australian outback in the Brisbane Powerhouse’s production of Samuel Shepard’s ‘True West’.

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The Reservoir is Alive with the Sound of Music

August 13, 2016 |

‘Underground theatre’ is often just a turn of phrase, but in the case of the Underground Opera Company, it’s a literal description of their modus operandi.

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The Past and Future Collide in ‘Angels of America’

August 9, 2016 |

The energy of youth meets the power of history in the QUT Gardens Theatre production of ‘Angels in America: Part One – Millennium Approaches’.  Read More

Love is Love is Love in ‘Next Fall’

August 5, 2016 |

In the lead up to the proposed national plebiscite on marriage equality, certain religious organisations are becoming increasingly vocal opponents of the move. However, Metro Arts’ staging of ‘Next Fall’ is a bold, timely reminder that whatever your faith, whatever you believe in, love is love is love.

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Life’s a Balancing Act in ‘Grace’

July 28, 2016 |

It’s perhaps appropriate that a show about discovery and exploration begins with its sole performer suspended ten feet in the air.

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Gettin’ Juicy with Poncho Orange

July 26, 2016 |

There’s a long tradition of Aussie comedians killing it at the Edinburgh Festival.  Legends like Adam Hills, Celia Pacquola and Jim Jefferies all had their major breakthroughs at the festival. Hoping to become the latest to join these ranks is … Read More