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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 14, 2019

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Queensland Theatre – Antigone

October 25, 2019 |

Queensland Theatre brings you Antigone, their final show for this season. Read More

Neighbours become storytellers in Open Homes

October 11, 2019 |

Getting to know your neighbours takes new form with Open Homes presented by La Boite, Backbone, and Jeffrey Tan. From 25 October to 1 November, Brisbanites are welcoming audiences into their homes for authentic storytelling and genuine connection. 

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Women in Voice Returns With Alison St Ledger

October 7, 2019 |

Women in Voice is back for another year and veteran Alison St Ledger couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the show’s return to the stage. Read More

OQ and Circa blend circus with opera this October

October 4, 2019 |


It’s true that opera is often seen as conservative and old-fashioned. Even powerhouse opera countertenor
Owen Willets agrees that elitism sometimes reigns supreme across the genre. However, he also attests to the cutting edge nature of opera, stating that it’s always been on the cusp of what’s new.

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Aussie Dancer on Ship Life, Dance Training, Career Moves

September 24, 2019 |

Brooke Barlow sums up her ship life experience as “hard to explain” and if you know anyone who’s lived and worked on a cruise ship, you’ve probably heard the same thing.

Barlow is a dancer from Perth who took to the high seas with Celebrity Cruises, so far completing five contracts as dance captain with the luxury line and currently wrapping up rehearsals for her sixth. 

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QT Welcomes New Artistic Director, Lee Lewis

September 23, 2019 |

Next year, QT will be celebrating its 50-year milestone. Since then is has become the national home of new stories. Hitting new theatre records of audiences and growth. It has also welcomed a wider diversity in voices and stories, and a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories.

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Brisbane Festival: The Bluebird Mechanicals

September 21, 2019 |

It’s a safe bet that The Bluebird Mechanicals is like no play you’ve ever seen before. Read More

Brisbane Festival: Bedtime Stories

September 20, 2019 |

Who among us is not beguiled by secrets, entranced by stories and intrigued by mystery? Who among us would not lean in with curiosity at a crack of thunder and the words, ‘It was a dark and lonesome night…’ Read More

Brisbane Festival: TRUTHMACHINE

September 16, 2019 |

Are you a fan of innovative artistry? Do you like pushing boundaries, and having your own boundaries pushed? Do you enjoy dark humour and atmospheric tension? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, TRUTHMACHINE is the show for you. Read More

Queensland Theatre Celebrates 50 Years with 2020 Launch

August 22, 2019 |

2020 will mark the Golden Jubilee Of Queensland’s titular theatre company, and they have decided to celebrate in style. Read More

Class is in Session; talking School of Rock with Nadia Komazec

July 18, 2019 |

Odds are if you were born in the nineties, Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song will always bring to mind Jack Black rocking out in the cult-classic movie School of Rock. Now is your chance to live that nostalgic dream the smash hit stage show adaption is crashing into Brisbane this month. We sat down with lead actress Nadia Komazec to talk about the show, theatre for youngsters, and the subtleties of her character Patty Di Marco.

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Women of Woodstock celebrates the famous festival 50 years on

July 14, 2019 |

Woodstock, arguably the most famous and prolific music festival of all time, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Well-known for changing the world of music and art, what you may not know is that only four women ever graced the Woodstock stage.

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Lisa O’Neill on directing Love and Information coming to Metro Arts

July 5, 2019 |

Born from an era of ever-connectedness, Metro Arts welcomes Love and Information by esteemed playwright Caryl Churchill from 31 July – 10 August.

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Review: OQ presents timeless themes to modern audiences in Tosca

June 17, 2019 |

QPAC’s Lyric Theatre was packed with well-dressed friends of the opera on Thursday to experience Tosca, the latest presentation by Opera Queensland.

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