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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 3, 2021

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Caesar: A Fresh Retake on a Classic

July 9, 2021 |

Five fierce voices weave together in a rich tapestry for a retake on a classic play. La Boite’s Caesar promises to be like no Shakespeare you’ve seen before. Read More

MEASURE FOR MEASURE an Australian Shakespeare Adaptation

March 2, 2020 |

Have you ever wondered what a Shakespeare adaptation set in Australia would look like? Then look no further. Read More

The Midsummer Carnival Has Come to Town

January 30, 2020 |

Ladies and gentlemen, the Midsummer Carnival has officially arrived, bringing with it an electric and enthralling atmosphere. Read More

Brisbane Immersive Ensemble Makes Audience Experience Top Priority

January 21, 2020 |

Combining traditional theatre and interactivity, Brisbane Immersive Ensemble leaves no stone unturned when it comes to creating engaging and stimulating performances. Read More

Love, Lust and Learning in ImproMafia’s No Holds Bard

August 1, 2016 |

Shakespeare’s works are definitely some of – if not the most – performed theatrical productions in the world. Read More

ImproMafia set to rock the Bard in No Holds Bard

July 25, 2016 |

ImproMafia is an intriguing company. Performing regularly across Brisbane, interstate and even across the seas, they have been bringing laughs and smiles to our collective faces for over a decade, relying solely on improvised performance and the reactions from their audiences.

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The Tempest Floods New Farm At The Anywhere Theatre Festival

May 16, 2016 |

This year, at the Anywhere Theatre Festival, standards have been high with many a quality production strutting their stuff on the boards for yet another year.  Read More

All Mirth and No Matter: QTC’s Delightful Much Ado About Nothing

May 13, 2016 |

Shakespeare’s OG rom-com Much Ado About Nothing from the Queensland Theatre Company is two hours of laugh out loud (and sometimes quietly, to yourself, because the comedic interpretation is just so scandalous) fun.

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GOMA’s Contemporary Shakespearean Film Festival

April 20, 2016 |

The Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) brings the excellence of Shakespearean inspired films in all genres to the big screen to prove Shakespeare is still relevant; he is the inspiration for countless contemporary films.

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Review: TITUS

August 29, 2015 |

Let the blood run! Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s TITUS is a bold, bloody endeavour with an unexpectedly large heart and a keen intuition for the text.

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Review: King Lear

August 7, 2015 |

heartBeast Theatre transport Shakespearian tragedy into the unforgiving bush of 19th century New South Wales in this masterful, minimalist reimagining of a classic.

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heartBeast Boutique Theatre presents King Lear

July 6, 2015 |


heartBeast Boutique Theatre’s highly anticipated production of Shakespeare’s King Lear hits the stage on July 25. The Creative Issue was given an exclusive backstage pass to see the making of this Gothic tale.

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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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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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