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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 18, 2018

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performing arts, stage shows, theatre

performing arts, stage shows, theatre

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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Simone Eclair- Turning tears into laughter

September 7, 2017 |

“It is terrifying… the world closes down to this pin prick and then there is like this beeeeep ringing in your ears. The first time I did it I remember thinking I was going to vomit and shit myself at the same time… but it is such a rush and I didn’t die so I went back.”

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A night with Opera Queensland

August 24, 2017 |

“We are Opera Queensland, not Opera Brisbane.” Starting on August 25th Opera Queensland is hitting the road and taking the opulence of opera to rural Queensland.

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Hansel and Gretel: A Classic Remade

August 24, 2017 |

OperaQ and shake & stir theatre co. have come together to recreate Hansel and Gretel for kids in Queensland. Read More

Neel Kolhatkar Live

August 23, 2017 |

Privilege, diversity, stereotypes. Neel Kolhatkar takes the audience through a hilarious tour of societal issues. He sits down with The Creative Issue ahead of his headline comedy tour. Read More

Flipside Circus Cabaret

August 23, 2017 |

The setting was modest and simple. Black clothed tables, fairy lights surrounding the perimeter and one spotlight lit stage waiting for the talent to arrive… and boy oh boy, did the talent arrive.

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