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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: Chris Durling, Kerrie Anne Greenland and Euan Doidge of Les Misèrables

June 1, 2015 |

Les Misèrables is entering its final months in Sydney before preparing to head north for a hotly anticipated Brisbane season. To celebrate the next leg of tour, The Creative Issue caught up with some of the children of the barricade to talk about bringing the show to Queensland and the challenge of stepping into such iconic roles.

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Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih Tour Australia

May 25, 2015 |

Musica Viva may have just turned seventy, but old age isn’t slowing them down. Rather than resting on their (impressive) laurels, they’re preparing for internationally renowned cellist Steven Isserlis, along with brilliant young Canadian pianist Connie Shih, to return to Australia for a new concert tour.

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The Queensland Literary Awards Regain Funding

May 23, 2015 |

The Queensland Literary Awards are back, and this year so is their funding! After several long years in the wilderness, the state’s major literature prize is finally seeing some cold, hard cash from the people in power—and if you’re a writer with a published or unpublished manuscript, that is a welcome sight indeed.

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Interview: La Soirèe’s Brett Haylock

May 20, 2015 |

La Soirèe is a heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety that has left audiences around the world spellbound. We caught up with Creative Producer Brett Haylock to get an inside look at this incredible show.

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Les Misèrables is Coming to Brisbane

May 19, 2015 |

Hold onto your candlesticks, Brisbane! After knock-out seasons in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misèrables is finally bringing it home to Brisbane.

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Review: The 39 Steps

May 13, 2015 |

The 39 Steps has been playing at London’s Criterion Theatre for over nine years. Now, the Brisbane Arts Theatre steps up to the plate for their own take on this farcical classic.

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Musica Viva Presents the Goldner String Quartet

May 11, 2015 |

It’s a year of anniversaries for Musica Viva, with the organisation celebrating its seventieth year, while the pre-eminent Goldner String Quartet have reached their twentieth. Named after Musica Viva’s founder, Richard Goldner, the Quartet have been touring the country to mark both occasions.

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Spanish Film Festival: Flowers

May 9, 2015 |

Our look at the Spanish Film Festival continues with Flowers, an intricate and meditative film about loss, love and the power of good cinematography. Released in 2014, the festival marks Flowers’ Australian premiere.

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Spanish Film Festival: Shrew’s Nest

May 4, 2015 |

The Spanish Film Festival is in town, and The Creative Issue is bringing you the low-down on which flicks you should be going to see. First off the rank is deliciously dark Gothic-horror Shrew’s Nest.

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Review: Gemma Bovery

April 29, 2015 |

Adapted from the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, Gemma Bovery is a clever, tightly interwoven film, simultaneously telling the story of a British expat in France and of her literary namesake Madame Bovary.

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Review: Brisbane (The Play)

April 27, 2015 |

In the April glut of Australiana plays, Brisbane stands out. Vibrant, wildly creative and beautifully staged, it paints a nostalgic but equally questioning picture of the city under the strains of war.

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Musica Viva Launch The Hildegard Project

April 19, 2015 |

Last Sunday, Musica Viva announced the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative, one with major implications for Australian female composers, and indeed, the industry as a whole.

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Put on a Show: Anywhere Theatre Festival

April 18, 2015 |

If you’ve been inspired by all this talk of the wonderful Anywhere Theatre Festival, or you’re a Victorian denizen with an act or a venue you want to share with the world, you’re in luck—expressions of interest are now open for the Frankston Anywhere Theatre Festival.

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Brisbane Baroque

April 13, 2015 |

April is set to be a good month for classical music lovers, with Brisbane Baroque kicking off in the city. A grand celebration of one of the most creatively rich periods in history, the festival is also a testament to the development of Brisbane’s cultural scene.

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