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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

Anywhere Theatre Festival

April 6, 2015 |

If you’ve made a tour of the local theatres, but still find yourself wanting more; or if you’ve got a great venue you’d love to fill with performance, Brisbane’s Anywhere Theatre Festival is for you!

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FLUFF: A Story of Lost Toys

March 28, 2015 |

It’s always nice to see a local production tour out of the city succeed in the wide world—but it’s even better to see it come home again. After sell out seasons in America, Canada and Hong Kong, Brisbane’s own FLUFF: A Story of Lost Toys is making its return to the Cremorne Theatre.

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Review: La Sylphide

March 28, 2015 |

La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest performed ballets, but it’s hard to imagine a better production of the romantic classic than that currently playing here in Brisbane.

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Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

March 27, 2015 |

The year is shaping up well for lovers of musicals, and Brisbane Arts Theatre’s excellent production of the lesser-performed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is yet another boon.

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Review: The Man Who Came to Dinner

March 26, 2015 |

When radio auteur and critical darling Sheridan Whiteside breaks a hip on Mr and Mrs Stanley’s front doorstep, the well-to-do Messalia family find Christmas unravelling in the face of their unexpected guest. Multi-award winning production team Jennifer Flowers and Bill Haycock lead QUT final-year acting students in Kaufman and Hart’s classic farce.

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Review: Manny Lewis

March 22, 2015 |

Manny Lewis sees Aussie comic Carl Barron try his hand at a more serious style, in this semi-autobiographical film about a comedian struggling to balance his public funny-man persona with a deep personal dissatisfaction.

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Green Jam Sessions are back

March 18, 2015 |

Is the heat taking its toll? Are the weeks starting to drag, now that it’s March? Friday night fund already getting dangerously low? If your answer to any of the above is yes, never fear. QPAC’s Green Jam Sessions are back every Friday—and they’re totally awesome and totally free.

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Strictly Ballroom Comes to Brisbane

March 12, 2015 |

In what is becoming a revolution, that Brisbane is being included in the vibrant musical scene that Melbourne and Sydney experience, Strictly Ballroom The Musical is coming to QPAC this September!

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Review: SAMBA

March 11, 2015 |

It seems unlikely that a film about France’s tangled and pitiless immigration system could be a gigglefest, no matter how hard it’s marketed as a dramedy—and yet, SAMBA has pulled off just this, successfully taking on a bleak subject matter with inspiring humanity and warmth.

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Review: A Little Chaos

March 5, 2015 |

After seventeen years, Alan Rickman has returned to the director’s chair with his sophomore offering, A Little Chaos. After a successful debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, the charming, if unchallenging story of Sabine de Bara and her work during the construction of the Versailles Gardens is finally making its way to Australian cinemas.

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Review: Away

March 4, 2015 |

Brisbane locals heartBeast are a not-for-profit theatre organisation successfully doing a whole lot with very little. Their sublime production of Michael Gow’s Away is a testament to the power and passion of our independent theatre scene, and a worthy tribute to a truly great Australian playwright.

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Tafelmusik Bring House of Dreams to Brisbane

February 26, 2015 |

More than your average ensemble, Grammy-nominated Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik are returning to Australia with their new multi-media concert House of Dreams.

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Review: WICKED

February 25, 2015 |

With more than ninety awards to its name and productions in over ten countries, WICKED’s star seems to be on a permanent rise. Now, four years since it last graced our stages, the untold story of the Witches of Oz flies back into Brisbane.

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Interview with Alisha Jade

February 19, 2015 |

Superheroes are dominating the box office and bookshops—but closer to home, a thriving cottage industry of independent artists are turning out far more exciting and diverse work. The Creative Issue caught up with Brisbane comics creator Alisha Jade to chat about life as an independent artist and the upcoming event Minicomiccon.

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