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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 15, 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

Review: Dead Royal

September 27, 2015 |

Eighteen years after her death, people are still entranced by the spectre of Lady Diana Spencer. Chris Ioan Roberts’ Dead Royal brings the People’s Princess back for one last night, in a brutal vivisection of royal life, public sentiment and the civilians who get caught in the cross-fire.

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Interview: Emma Dean

September 26, 2015 |

Emma Dean is an artist of many hats. Between being front-woman of Emma and the Hungry Truth, an occasional solo artist, an international performer and a community choir leader, she spoke to us about her band, making it in the music industry and a Theremin called Terri.

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Review: Strictly Ballroom

September 20, 2015 |

They’ve bedazzled the seats. They’ve papered the Lyric with vintage advertising. They’ve hung not one, but two giant disco balls. QPAC is decked out for Strictly Ballroom, and audiences are revelling in this classic Cinderella tale of sparkles and stepping out of line.

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Review: Prize Fighter

September 16, 2015 |

Stepping into La Boite, the air is heavy with the smell of gym equipment and sweat. Raucous pop music pumps through the speakers, while on stage the actors and extras of Prize Fighter are mid work-out. Audiences are flocking to the theatre eager to discover if this play delivers on its considerable promise; they leave having witnessed something extraordinary.

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Review: QSO and Simone Young

September 14, 2015 |

Stop. Hammer time. Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young bring Mahler, melancholy and a very large wooden hammer to the Maestro program.

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Review: Macbeth

September 6, 2015 |

Justin Kurzel brings Macbeth to the big screen and comes up against a castle wall of expectations.

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Review: Mort

September 2, 2015 |

Bring out the Discworld backdrops! It’s that time of year again at Brisbane Arts Theatre with the company’s production of Mort taking centre-stage.

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Review: TITUS

August 29, 2015 |

Let the blood run! Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s TITUS is a bold, bloody endeavour with an unexpectedly large heart and a keen intuition for the text.

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Review: 7 Deadly Sins

August 25, 2015 |

Whether you’ve shared a secret with their roving confessional, or simply passed one of the dozens of posters up in the city, you’re probably keenly aware of Expressions Dance Company’s newest work, 7 Deadly Sins. With the production now open, we can finally confirm that it has definitely lived up to the hype.

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Announce 2016 Program

August 19, 2015 |

In an evening of music, laughter and a surprising number of puns, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra announced their 2016 season, Beautiful Escapes, laying out a year that has something for every taste.

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Collusion’s Desirelines

August 18, 2015 |

Dance, music and animation come together in Desirelines, an electric new chamber ballet by Collusion. Set to premiere at Brisbane Festival in September, this spellbinding new work stands out from the crowd.

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Interview: John Edward

August 12, 2015 |

” Educated, enlightened I’ll take, but not entertained.” Author, radio host, TV presenter and media personality, John Edward spoke to us from New York about the start of his career, his new tour and life as the world’s most recognisable psychic medium.

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Review: King Lear

August 7, 2015 |

heartBeast Theatre transport Shakespearian tragedy into the unforgiving bush of 19th century New South Wales in this masterful, minimalist reimagining of a classic.

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Review: Anything Goes

August 6, 2015 |

The S.S. American has docked at QPAC for a slick, toe-tapping production that is the absolute top. Superstars Caroline O’Connor and Todd McKenney lead an outstanding cast through a high farce on the high seas, leaving audiences dancing in their wake.

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