Tag Archives: Australian Theatre

Storm Boy at QPAC

Duration: 90 minutes
Playhouse, QPAC (Opening Night)

The children’s book by Colin Thiele has had many incarnations in film and stage since its first edition in the 1960s.   For longtime fans, it would be easy to compare it to previous works and be easily disappointed.   However, as someone not familiar with the story, the latest adaptation runs through to 17 August at QPAC’s playhouse is presented in the best way possible on stage as it introduces a classic story to a new generation of fans.

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100 Reasons for War: A chaotic, mind opening work, Perth

Playwright Tom Holloway and Director, Ella Hetherington, present 100 Reasons for War takes.  It’s a tangential look at the reasons societies often find themselves in terrible and tragic conflicts.  Funny, moving and provocative, 100 Reasons for War questions the multiple and complex reasons why war has become such a prominent feature in the history of humankind.

“It’s a play grappling to find an answer, knowing full well there is no reasonable solution,” Hetherington said. “Don’t expect your regular sort of play!  We need to think about the current state of the planet – our actions as a species and as individuals.  We are at war with the climate, each other and even ourselves but, at the same time, we’re on a quest for world peace, as well as peace in our homes and peace within.

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Moulin Rouge star brings Parisian brilliance to Brisbane as Cabaret de Paris returns for 3 shows only!

After dazzling audiences across the seas, the glamorous Parisian revue show CABARET DE PARIS will return with its BIGGEST cast ever to make Brisbane sizzle during winter for three shows only on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July.

Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change performers, illusionists and of course the famous French Cancan Dancers! (please note: the 2pm show on Saturday will be covered, while the two evening performances are topless)

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child now showing until February 2020

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marked its Australian premiere with a red carpet gala at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.  One play presented in two parts.

Exclusive to Melbourne – the first official look at the play in its new Australian home.  Melbourne is only the third city worldwide to welcome Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.   Due to overwhelming demand the current booking period has been extended with performances up until and including Sunday February 2, 2020. Continue reading Harry Potter & The Cursed Child now showing until February 2020

The Real Housewives of Perth

WHETHER they’re cute, catty and comical or beautiful, bitchy and backstabbing, The Real Housewives of Perth are coming to Limelight Theatre.  Written by Molly Bell and directed by Helen Smolders, the musical is based on the television franchise and localised for a WA audience, looking at how the women interact with each other and their partners.

Wives Joanne, Babette, Beezus, Lulu and Penny each have their moment in the sun to showcase their life.  But they all have secrets, revealed during the course of the show – and the musical explores how they deal with these revelations.

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Saturday Night Fever: Opening at Lyric Theatre

Tickets for the iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever, which will premiere in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 29 March 2019, are now on sale.  Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced three of the cast members of the new version of this classic hit show. Paulini, Natalie Conway and Nana Matapule will be three of the ensemble of singers who will give voice to the much-loved disco soundtrack, alongside a cast of incredible dancers.

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