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The Brisbane Festival is renowned for encouraging cultural depth and exploration and has certainly continued this trend with their presentation of Snow White at the Roundhouse Theatre. In partnership with La Boite and Opera Queensland, this production isnâ€™t your regular …
The spotlight illuminates two young women. One is a daughter of the British Empire, sent to do her duty for king and country in foreign lands. The other is a modern British Muslim, disillusioned by the casual racism of mainstream society. Their stories are very different, yet they are the same â€“ brought vividly to life on a bare stage.
On the eve of the launch of the Brisbane Festival, the Queensland Theatre Companyâ€™s world premiere of â€˜St Maryâ€™s in Exileâ€™ showcases the best of Queenslandâ€™s home-grown talent, with a powerful exploration of our modern relationship to spirituality, the inevitability of human weakness and our loyalty to the traditions of history.Â
PenÃ©lope Cruz gave the performance of her career in â€˜Ma maâ€™ a heartbreaking yet surprisingly light-hearted film. Chronicling the cancer diagnosis of Magda (Cruz), the film detailed how she sees the disease as a means of truly starting to live her life and how her new vitality for life touches and influences the people around her.
Returning for another year to Palace Centro and Barracks Cinemas is the Spanish Film Festival. Across three weeks over thirty films and short films from Spain, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and more will be showcased, offering a glimpse into a vibrant, modern culture steeped in history and innovative, raw filmmaking.
Eighteen years after her death, people are still entranced by the spectre of Lady Diana Spencer. Chris Ioan Robertsâ€™ Dead Royal brings the Peopleâ€™s Princess back for one last night, in a brutal vivisection of royal life, public sentiment and the civilians who get caught in the cross-fire.
Stepping into La Boite, the air is heavy with the smell of gym equipment and sweat. Raucous pop music pumps through the speakers, while on stage the actors and extras of Prize Fighter are mid work-out. Audiences are flocking to the theatre eager to discover if this play delivers on its considerable promise; they leave having witnessed something extraordinary.
When Brisbane Festival fever hits the city this September you can be sure the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) will play host to the fun and free entertainment you have come to know and love.