AboutMadeleine Dale, Author at The Creative Issue
Itâ€™s always nice to see a local production tour out of the city succeed in the wide worldâ€”but itâ€™s even better to see it come home again. After sell out seasons in America, Canada and Hong Kong, Brisbaneâ€™s own FLUFF: A Story of Lost Toys is making its return to the Cremorne Theatre.
The year is shaping up well for lovers of musicals, and Brisbane Arts Theatreâ€™s excellent production of the lesser-performed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is yet another boon.
When radio auteur and critical darling Sheridan Whiteside breaks a hip on Mr and Mrs Stanleyâ€™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 Hartâ€™s classic farce.
Is the heat taking its toll? Are the weeks starting to drag, now that itâ€™s March? Friday night fund already getting dangerously low? If your answer to any of the above is yes, never fear. QPACâ€™s Green Jam Sessions are back every Fridayâ€”and theyâ€™re totally awesome and totally free.
In what is becoming a revolution,Â thatÂ Brisbane is being included in the vibrant musical scene that Melbourne and Sydney experience, Strictly Ballroom The Musical is coming to QPAC this September!
It seems unlikely that a film about Franceâ€™s tangled and pitiless immigration system could be a gigglefest, no matter how hard itâ€™s marketed as a dramedyâ€”and yet, SAMBA has pulled off just this, successfully taking on a bleak subject matter with inspiring humanity and warmth.
After seventeen years, Alan Rickman has returned to the directorâ€™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.
Brisbane locals heartBeast are a not-for-profit theatre organisation successfully doing a whole lot with very little. Their sublime production of Michael Gowâ€™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.
With more than ninety awards to its name and productions in over ten countries, WICKEDâ€™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.
Superheroes are dominating the box office and bookshopsâ€”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.