AboutKayla Wratten, Author at The Creative Issue
“A show for the warriors of love, the ragtag-hearted heroes, the beautiful, the brave, the healed and the crushed,” Emma Dean smiled at the audience spread before her in an array of beanbags. Most comfortable show ever? I’ll vouch for that.
Itâ€™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 Oâ€™Brienâ€™s non-stop party musical is frothing with timeless classics and cheeky moments bound to have audiences pelvic thrusting in the aisles.
Sunsoaked swimwear is set to take out Brisbane Fashion Monthâ€™s resort runway with their Spring/Summer â€˜La Dolce Vitaâ€™ collection. The luxury label is the brainchild of designer Kate Davis Steer, who had a vision to create a clothing line that focuses on sun protection without compromising chic style.
With the arrival of Spring to the Sunshine state comes the first long-anticipated event of Brisbane Fashion Month. National and international designers old and new will showcase their pride and joy (i.e. their clothing lines) to stylish audiences flocking the streets of Brisbane city this October.
Six dancers intertwine their limbs in a pulsing clump of bodies.Â A mesmerisedÂ audience watches with breathless fascination, attempting to dissect the contemporary movement and throw theirÂ own interpretations of the pieceÂ into the mix.
Imagine if you had to commit one crime every day for the rest of your life, and youâ€™ll know exactly what itâ€™s like to be a cursed baronet of Gilbert and Sullivanâ€™s, Ruddigore, or the Witchâ€™s Curse! While Jason Barry-Smith couldnâ€™t imagine ever committing a felony himself, his character, Sir Despard Murgatroyd, in Lindy Humeâ€™s version of the famed opera, spends his days indulging in wicked deeds like kidnapping children and building orphan asylums.
At some stage in their lives, everyone has belted along with at least one of Whitney Houstonâ€™s timeless hits, whether itâ€™s I Will Always Love You or I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Prolonging the Houston legacy, â€˜The Bodyguardâ€™ the musical is about to hit Brisbane, starring Australiaâ€™s own pop sensation, Paulini Curuenavuli.Â
If you havenâ€™t listened to The Jungle Giantâ€™s latest album – Quiet Ferocity – stop what you’re doing right now and hit it up for a dose of head-bopping, infectious tunes bound to get your feet tapping wherever you are.
Queensland Theatreâ€™s production of Rice is â€œan insightful story about the personal side of globalisation.â€
At least, thatâ€™s what the tagline says. In the epitome of simplicity, the play could be summed up in just one word: â€œLife.â€