AboutLachlan Sands, Author at The Creative Issue
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 â€“ brought vividly to life on a bare stage.
The novel Remembrance of Things Past, by French writer Marcel Proust, is often cited as the longest ever written â€“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.
On the eve of the launch of the Brisbane Festival, the Queensland Theatre Companyâ€™s world premiere of â€˜St Maryâ€™s in Exileâ€™ showcases the best of Queenslandâ€™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.Â
The energy of youth meets the power of history in the QUT Gardens Theatre production of â€˜Angels in America: Part One â€“ Millennium Approachesâ€™.Â
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 Artsâ€™ staging of â€˜Next Fallâ€™ is a bold, timely reminder that whatever your faith, whatever you believe in, love is love is love.
Thereâ€™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 …