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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 17, 2021

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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: Sex with Strangers

February 18, 2015 |

Far more than it says on the tin, Sex with Strangers is a witty, warm and perceptive exploration of love, writing and, of course, sex in the age of technology. Returning to the Powerhouse after a sell-out season in 2014 and with a handful of Matilda nominations to its name, this show is a must see for lovers of theatre and tech-anxious creatives alike.

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Review: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

February 11, 2015 |

Prepare to be pulled into the world of the Susan B Anthony Society For The Sisters of Gertrude Stein, as 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche makes its Australian premiere. Set against the looming threat of Communist attack, and more importantly, the Society’s annual quiche breakfast, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a bold, brazen and altogether detectable comedy that brings new meaning to the word ‘foodgasm’.

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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

February 11, 2015 |

Transplanted from ancient Athens to a nostalgic vision of the Australian suburbs, Benjamin Schostakowski’s new adaption of A Midsummer Night’s Dream sparkles with invention, magic and technological wizardry. Balanced between the hilarious and the darkly bizarre, this is Shakespeare for the modern age at its height.

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Metro Arts Launches Jan-June Program

February 10, 2015 |

Tucked away on Edward Street, Metro Arts is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets, and one of the city’s most productive venues. A vibrant, multidisciplinary cultural hub, Metro Arts continue their commitment to artists in 2015, with the release of their half-season program, which features over 300 creatives developing, generating and presenting new work in the January to June period.

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Review: Boston Marriage

February 5, 2015 |

Queensland Theatre Company’s first production of the year is a sharp-witted, sharp-tongued comedy of manners that lays bare the tumultuous love-lives of two Edwardian women. With the knockout trio of Amanda Muggleton, Rachel Gordon and Helen Cassidy under the superb direction of Andrea Moor, Boston Marriage is outrageous fun, and a stellar showcase of some of Brisbane’s best female talent.

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Submissions Open For Queensland Poetry Festival

January 31, 2015 |

Queensland’s biggest weekend for poetry and the people who write it may still be many months away, but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. If you’re a poet, spoken word artist or performer wanting to take your work to a larger audience, the Queensland Poetry Festival could be your chance.

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The Costumes Of Boston Marriage

January 28, 2015 |

Boston Marriage has burst onto the stage in a riot of sparkling dialogue and to-die-for frocks. However, how many of us truly appreciate the level of research and work that goes into dressing our stage stars? Queensland Theatre Company’s head of wardrobe, Vicki Martin, took us on a tour of the bustling costume department, and walked us through the incredible undertaking of outfitting this production.

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Review: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

January 25, 2015 |

Would you love to see a Shakespeare play, but can’t find the time? Hamlet hurting your head? Macbeth simply too much? Romeo and Juliet already helpfully translated into several Disney films? Well, worry no more—The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is the production you’ve been looking for, handily compacting all thirty seven of the Bard’s masterpieces into ninety minutes of high theatrical antics.

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Review: Thriller Live

January 24, 2015 |

The King of Pop may be gone, but his legacy lives on in this vibrant and ambitious stage show. Boasting a large, multitalented cast, dazzling technical virtuosity and, of course, all your favourite Michael Jackson hits, Thriller Live is a true spectacle.

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Ten Plays To See In 2015

January 10, 2015 |

As January gets underway it’s time to prepare for the year ahead: start a serious budget, renew your gym membership, get ready to return to work and—most importantly—decide where your evenings are going to be spent. To help with this, Creative Drinks have found ten of the best plays you should see in 2015.

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Review: Into The Woods

January 8, 2015 |

Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s black comedy of twisted fairy tales and hysterically funny duets has finally hit cinemas. While the movie musical is a tricky beast, Rob Marshall and James Lapine have done a commendable job of bringing a deeply ‘stagey’ production to life on screen.

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Valentine’s Busk

January 5, 2015 |

Do you like good music for pocket-change? Are you hunting for a weird and wonderful New Year’s resolution? How does breaking the World Record for Largest Busk sound to you?

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Robyn Sheahan-Bright Wins 2014 Johnno Award

December 28, 2014 |

‘Tis the season for literary awards, and Robyn Sheahan-Bright is the latest recipient, recently receiving the 2014 Johnno Award for Contribution to Queensland Writing.

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Undressed At The Queensland Museum

December 27, 2014 |

Take a stroll through three-hundred-and-fifty years of underwear in fashion at the Queensland Museum’s Undressed exhibit.

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