AboutMadeleine Dale, Author at The Creative Issue
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.
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 Societyâ€™s annual quiche breakfast, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a bold, brazen and altogether detectable comedy that brings new meaning to the word â€˜foodgasmâ€™.
Transplanted from ancient Athens to a nostalgic vision of the Australian suburbs, Benjamin Schostakowskiâ€™s new adaption of A Midsummer Nightâ€™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.
Tucked away on Edward Street, Metro Arts is one of Brisbaneâ€™s best kept secrets, and one of the cityâ€™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.
Queensland Theatre Companyâ€™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.Â 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.
Queenslandâ€™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 youâ€™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.
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 Companyâ€™s head of wardrobe, Vicki Martin, took usÂ on a tour of the bustling costume department, and walked us through the incredible undertaking of outfitting this production.
Would you love to see a Shakespeare play, but canâ€™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 moreâ€”The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is the production youâ€™ve been looking for, handily compacting all thirty seven of the Bardâ€™s masterpieces into ninety minutes of high theatrical antics.
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.
As January gets underway itâ€™s time to prepare for the year ahead: start a serious budget, renew your gym membership, get ready to return to work andâ€”most importantlyâ€”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.
Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheimâ€™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 â€˜stageyâ€™ production to life on screen.