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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 20, 2018

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performing arts, stage shows, theatre

performing arts, stage shows, theatre

Into the MELTing pot: Aly Lorén, Alex Woodward and Gavin Roach

April 9, 2018 |

In the leadup to MELT Festival, we recently had the opportunity to talk to a trifecta of amazing creatives, all of whom will have some amazing sounding showings at this year’s festival.

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MELTing in May: James Lees

April 6, 2018 |

MELT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture is a yearly festival of creative cultures centered around queer expression and story. Hosted and run by Brisbane Powerhouse, the festival embodies LGBTIQ+ representation through theatre and performance. We recently had the chance to talk with MELT Festival’s director James Lees.

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Lessons Learned: Luka Lesson

March 29, 2018 |

In the leadup to his one-night event with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as part of WAVE Festival, which is a celebration of modern sounds and classical music, Luka Lesson chatted with us about his influences, his wisdom and the power in his words.
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Review: Emily Tresidder’s No, You Hang Up

March 28, 2018 |

How do you like your comedy? Shaken or Stirred? Maybe chewed and then spat out? Well Emily Tresidder certainly knows how to stir things up onstage. With her new show No You Hang Up, which debuted at the … Read More

Particularly Good At Comedy: Jacques Barrett

March 22, 2018 |

In the comedy world, the goal is to entertain and enlighten. One man who is taking on this lofty goal is Jacques Barrett. We recently talked to him about his place within the comedy world, his hopes, goals and aspirations, both personal and for the comedy scene, his idols and his new show as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival.

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The characteristics of comedy: Rose Callaghan and Rama Nicholas

March 19, 2018 |

Women in comedy have been a hot topic in the entertainment industry for a long time now, and the divisive attitudes of audiences can be overwhelming to newcomers and experienced female comedians alike. We recently had a chance to talk to two amazing female comedians as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Rose Callaghan, and Rama Nicholas.
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Emily Tresidder Hung Up First

March 19, 2018 |

Relatable humourist and stand-up comedian Emily Tresidder, is more than meets the eye. We recently had a chance to chat with her about the comedy scene, the struggles she’s faced, and of course her forthcoming show “No You Hang Up!”

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Black is the New White: A New Kind of Rom-Com for the Stage

March 1, 2018 |

Two politically powerful families at war. A son and daughter helplessly in love, defying their parents. You’ve heard this story before but what if Romeo was white, Juliet was black, and the war mainly fought on Twitter?

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The Rocky Horror Show Returns to Brisbane!

January 31, 2018 |

The Rocky Horror Show has been entertaining audiences world-wide for more than forty years and it shows no signs of slowing down. The cult classic returns to Brisbane for a limited season.

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Craig McLachlan returns to Rocky Horror

November 10, 2017 |

It’s time to put your hands on your hips and pull your knees in tight, because the Rocky Horror Show hits Brisbane in January. Richard O’Brien’s non-stop party musical is frothing with timeless classics and cheeky moments bound to have audiences pelvic thrusting in the aisles.

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Review: Under Siege

October 27, 2017 |

Yang Liping’s retelling of the ancient Chinese battle between Xiang Yu and Liu Bang was a mesmerising feast for the senses. Under Siege was exquisitely staged and its soundtrack almost hypnotic.

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Lucy Durack on the Yellow Brick Road

October 27, 2017 |

Throw on your ruby slippers and click your heels three times, because the premier of The Wizard of Oz is arriving in Brisbane this November.

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Orpheus at the Tivoli

September 25, 2017 |

If someone told me that the door of the charming Tivoli was in fact a time machine, I would simply shrug my shoulders and mindlessly agree.

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Review: Starman

September 19, 2017 |

Sven Ratzke hit the Spiegeltent stage on Tuesday and Wednesday night last week as part of the Brisbane Festival, bringing to life the legend, David Bowie, in his cabaret show Starman. He paid tribute to Bowie’s hits, embodied his many personas and took command of an audience slightly unsure of what to expect.

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