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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 5, 2020

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AboutMadeleine Dale, Author at The Creative Issue

Madeleine Dale

Madeleine Dale

When I first stumbled into the bright lights of Brisbane as an overawed and badly dressed culture-nerd, I promptly declared that I would spend my life here doing nothing but wearing the flounciest skirts and watching the indiest theatre I could find. I was half right. Since ditching the skirts for walking shoes, I have chased the creative everywhere from the rooftop bars of South Brisbane to the London yard of the Globe. As a Creative Drinks writer, I will be your point-woman on this continuing mission to track down the best of the Brisbane Arts scene. Sitting on uncomfortable milk crate chairs, holding drunken actors’ glasses, risking hypothermia in day ticket lines and making awkward eye contact with slam poets, I will endeavour to bring you the words, performances and films you need to feed your creative fires.

Posts By Madeleine Dale

Interview: ConChord

November 20, 2015 |

There’s no denying it: acapella is on the rise. With the runaway success of international groups like Pentatonix, the genre is very much hitting the mainstream. We sat down with Brisbane trio ConChord to discuss the finer points of acapella music and working in the Brisbane scene.

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Love, Lycra and Light Years: We Talk Science Fiction with Ray Chong Nee.

November 19, 2015 |

The Motion of Light in Water is currently dazzling Brisbane audiences with its stunning mix of bold history and fantastical sci-fi. We spoke to one of its stars, Ray Chong Nee, about putting the production together and the importance of independent theatre.

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Review: Les Misèrables

November 17, 2015 |

Finally, Brisbane can hear the people sing, as the acclaimed Australian production of Les Misèrables ends its tour de force national run at QPAC.

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Behind the Seams of Ladies in Black

November 9, 2015 |

Ladies in Black marks Queensland Theatre Company’s long-awaited return to musical theatre, in an original story of fashion, friends and growing up in a city on the cusp of becoming cosmopolitan. We went behind the scenes with the company’s costume department for a sneak peek at this stylish new production.

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Review: The Motion of Light in Water

November 9, 2015 |

Two LGBT authors marry in a heterosexual “experiment”. A super-powered, super genius fights an infectious alien language. New York in the sixties. The distant future in a far-off galaxy. Time-hopping, reality bending “queer sci-fi love story”, The Motion of Light in Water recaptures the aesthetic, excitement and importance of early science fiction, in a production that boldly goes where no La Boite Indie show has gone before.

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Review: Boombox

November 5, 2015 |

Choral music doesn’t usually need to come with a language warning. Choral music clearly wasn’t expecting Boombox. At the end of a huge year touring through Melbourne, Hobart and New York, The Australian Voices have brought their “travesty of classical music” home to Brisbane.

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Interview: Samuel Boyd

October 30, 2015 |

After a triumphant run in New York, The Australian Voices’ new work Boombox is coming home. We caught up with co-director/creator and performer Samuel Boyd to talk about the choir’s latest genre-bending masterpiece.

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Review: The Odd Couple

October 28, 2015 |

With an all-star cast, a classic script and a stage brimming over with life and joy, The Odd Couple ends Wesley Enoch’s tenure at Queensland Theatre Company not with a whimper, but with the very loud bang of a pan of linguini hitting the wall.

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La Boite Season 2016

October 28, 2015 |

Hot on the heels of a 2015 season that went from strength to strength, La Boite have announced their plans for 2016, with a bold new program that brings back old favourites and forges new partnerships.

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Review: Avenue Q

October 23, 2015 |

Avenue Q returns to the Arts Theatre, with all its post-graduation ennui, dubious uses of the internet and seriously inappropriate puppets.

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Review: Afterplay

October 22, 2015 |

Brisbane’s newest theatre space has opened in Paddington with an intimate and powerful production of Brian Friel’s Afterplay.

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Review: Rumour Has It

October 15, 2015 |

Now in its fourth home season, Rumour Has it brings Adele to the The Greenhouse for an intimate night with one of pop’s biggest stars.

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Review: SPEED: The Movie, The Play

October 6, 2015 |

Of all the films to get a stage revival, Speed was probably the least likely contender. Prepare, then, to be impressed as Brisbane comedy troupe Act/React return from a sell-out festival run to hold audiences hostage on their vintage B59 Volvo.

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Review: Swan Lake

September 28, 2015 |

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have spent fourteen years bringing the world’s best-known ballets to audiences in Australia, and this Spring they’re staging perhaps the most famous show of them all: Swan Lake.

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