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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | September 22, 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: Dracula’s Tim Dashwood

July 30, 2015 |

If you like to sleep all day and party all night, then get ready for shake & stir’s thrilling new adaption of this gothic classic. Before the sun sets and the curtain rises on Transylvania, get the inside track on this spellbinding show as we talk with Dracula’s Tim Dashwood about playing Jonathan Harker, fight scenes and society’s fascination with all things fanged.

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Review: Candide

July 28, 2015 |

Brisbane, it’s time to glitter and be gay! Opera Queensland’s lavish Candide has burst into QPAC in a riot of colour, music, laughter, and of course, glitz.

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Queensland Poetry Festival

July 20, 2015 |

If you’re a poet, a performance artist or just a lover of words with a very short attention span, mark the Queensland Poetry Festival down in your diary. Under the new creative management of David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, and with a huge line-up of artists and events, the biggest event in Brisbane poetry is looking better than ever.

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Brisbane Festival: Our Top Five

July 15, 2015 |

As the mercury plummets, and Brisbane shivers through the worst weather of the year, Brisbanites can take solace in one thing: the incoming cold means it’s almost time for Brisbane Festival.

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Interview: Jack Kelly

July 14, 2015 |

Short+Sweet festival is taking over the Brisbane Powerhouse with bite-sized servings of Brisbane’s best new theatre and cabaret. We spoke to writer, actor and director Jack Kelly about the festival and the challenges of ten minute plays.

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De Novo at the Adelaide Festival Centre

July 14, 2015 |

The internationally acclaimed Sydney Dance Company are returning to Adelaide this August, bringing with them a ground-breaking new work of contemporary dance, De Novo.

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Brisbane Arts Theatre Presents Noises Off

July 10, 2015 |

Brisbane Arts Theatre is celebrating its 1000th production with a hysterical new rendition of the classic fourth-wall breaking farce, Noises Off.

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La Boite’s 90th Birthday Ball

June 30, 2015 |

Though they’ve long qualified for their seniors discount, La Boite Theatre Company show no signs of slowing down. Their ninetieth year has been marked by knockout show after knockout show—but the real party is still waiting in the wings…

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Review: Tiptoe

June 18, 2015 |

 

Sven Swenson’s powerful new play is the perfect mix of Australian gothic thriller and unflinching post-war narrative. With an incredible cast and a stellar script, Tiptoe is not a production to miss.

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Review: Madame Bovary

June 18, 2015 |

Director Sophie Barthes’ new take on French classic Madame Bovary is a grimly realist fare, paring Flaubert’s ground-breaking novel back to its bitterest essentials.

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Interview with Short+Sweet Festival Director Nathan Sibthorpe

June 16, 2015 |

Short+Sweet festival is back in July, bringing bite-sized theatre and cabaret to Brisbane Powerhouse! We spoke to festival director Nathan Sibthorpe about this incredible festival and the opportunities it offers for creatives.

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Review: Medea

June 10, 2015 |

La Boite’s new production of Medea is everything modern theatre should be—lean, punchy and incredibly hard-working. Christen O’Leary shines in the role of the titular villainess, as playwright Suzie Miller radically reassesses one of the most reviled women of the ancient stage.

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Review: The Emperor’s New Clothes

June 8, 2015 |

The world is a mess, and Russell Brand wants your help to save it. In his latest big-screen endeavour, the comedian turned social activist joins forces with director Michael Winterbottom to take up arms against the global banking system and the ever widening gap between the 1% and the rest of us.

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Review: Partisan

June 2, 2015 |

There’s a lot that’s hard to believe about Partisan. It’s hard to believe that the film is director Ariel Kleiman’s first feature. It’s hard to believe it’s an Australian production. It’s hard to believe that a picture about children being raised as tiny, pudge-faced assassins could be one of the most subtle and original films of the year.

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