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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Sonny Clarke

One late summer evening in the dimmed, pooling light of La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, a brave Ben Schostakowski (director) polishes up the most performed and endeared of Shakespeare plays…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:33PM
Monday, March 16, 2015

Review: The Travelling Sisters by Sonny Clarke

Beneath the floorboards of a new Brisbane venue – the Padre Dive Bar – a sisterhood of three fine young women held an audience captive for an evening to showcase a collection of their be…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:33PM
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blak Electric – ACPA by Sonny Clarke

The future of the world lies in the hope of its young, and hope is something that ACPA’s (Aboriginal Centre for Performance Arts) performers exude. With more than forty artists on stage, A…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:30PM
Friday, October 24, 2014

Song Circle by Sonny Clarke

This has been a monumental year of growth for The Blue Roo Theatre Company from the highs of Opera Queensland’s Open Stage program to the tragedy of losing a founding member and friend Jam…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:00PM

Angel Gear – La Boite Indie by Sonny Clarke

Like the bastard child of Kath & Kim meets Wolf Creek, the exceptional Angel Gear by Sven Swenson (co-directed by Brian Lucas & Sven Swenson) is a production about unlikeable people …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:54PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Doors Open at Queensland Performing Arts for Brisbane Open House by Sonny Clarke

Held annually in conjunction with World Architecture Day, Brisbane Open House is a free event that provides residents and visitors an opportunity to peek behind the scenes of some of Brisban…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:25PM
Monday, June 23, 2014

Out of the Box – Children’s Festival by Sonny Clarke

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is once again set to become a hub for creative little imaginations as the Out of the Box Festival, now in its twenty second-year, prepares to launch…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:00PM
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boy & Girl: Oscar Theatre Company by Sonny Clarke

Oscar Theatre Company transforms the bunkerish Visy theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse into a sassy, sexy cabaret club for a titillating gender-bending performance, Boy & Girl. The cast…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:39AM
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Good-bye Miss Monroe: Metro Arts by Sonny Clarke

The phrase ‘world premiere’ often instils a fear of an impending mediocrity. However the recent� world premiere of Good-bye Miss Monroe, written and directed by Liam de Burca, …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:11PM
Thursday, March 13, 2014

All Dolled Up with Harvest Rain: Wardrobe Supervisor Sally Hardy by Sonny Clarke

It’s just turned autumn and it’s a dazzling day in Brisbane. The sun is shining and the gleaming glass headquarters of Harvest Rain Theatre Company are awash with colour and bu…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:06PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vivien Leigh’s School for Scandal by Sonny Clarke

First performed in the 1770’s, School for Scandal (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan) is a witty, frolicking play about the gossipy misbehaviour of the well-to-do’s who twist and turn the tru…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:10PM

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“I think what a lot of adaptations miss is the essence and energy of youth. We are taking a play about sex, love, violence and death and letting it be sexy, violent, deadly and as obsessed…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:02PM
Monday, November 18, 2013

Design for Living: Queensland Theatre Company by Sonny Clarke

Wesley Enoch has Designs on you! I had a moment part way through Queensland Theatre Company’s (QTC) final production for the year; I stepped outside myself and looked at the laughing audie…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:00PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Review: All Dolled Up by Sonny Clarke

At first, I thought I’d accidentally walked into the rehearsals of Grindr: A Love Story? But I was actually amongst the audience for All Dolled Up which played at the Powerhouse, Thursday …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:27PM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Sonny Clarke

The King of Pop’s legend lives on. Whether you loved him or loathed him, there is little doubt that Michael Jackson was a genius of rare calibre who shaped not only the music industry …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:00PM
Friday, September 20, 2013

Aurelian by Sonny Clarke

It’s awkward as an audience member to feel as if you have walked in on a private therapy session, but then the act of baring ones heart and emotions on stage does run this very risk. Aurel…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:29PM
Saturday, August 31, 2013

Envelope – Out of the mouths of Vertebras by Sonny Clarke

At the age of twenty three, Finn O’Branagain had a sneaking suspicion that she was becoming an adult but wasn’t quite sure how to be sure. So she wrote Envelope. This lead her on a ques…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:04PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blood Brothers: A musical for people who don’t usually like musicals by Sonny Clarke

Recently AussieTheatre’s Sonny Clarke caught up with director Tim O’Connor to ask him about the up-coming Brisbane production of Willie Russell’s Blood Brothers. Ten years …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:50PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Little Orphan TrAshley by Sonny Clarke

When seriously adult-only panto Little Orphan TrAshley opened at the Powerhouse this week, Trevor Ashley and co-writer Phil Scott showed the world at large why only creative Queens can get a…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:54PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Friday Nights at Metro Arts by Sonny Clarke

A fantastic initiative at the Metro Arts called Friday Nights was had on July 5 as artists and residents opened the doors to welcome beverage toting guests in for a gander at the churning wh…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:18AM
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Salon by Sonny Clarke

In a magnificent re-birthing of the cabaret, Director/choreographer Timothy Brown shakes the dust from the moth-eaten nineteenth century salon scene and hurls it far into the future creating…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:00PM
Thursday, June 20, 2013

QTC board welcomes new Directors by Sonny Clarke

Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) welcomes Kirstin Ferguson, Elizabeth Jameson and Simon Gallaher as Directors for their 2013–2016 board. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and exper…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:15PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Flipside Hits by Sonny Clarke

Appearing for the very first time at the Judith Wright Centre, Flipside Circus is showcasing Brisbane’s next generation of circus stars in Flipside Circus: Identite which opened last Wedne…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:00AM
Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Birdmann in the Events of Momentous Timing by Sonny Clarke

Inspired by vaudeville and film-noir, Trent Baumann (The Birdmann) is a delightful mix of Humphrey Bogart and The Sandman. His tale The Birdman in the Events of Momentous Timing is the unrav…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:05PM
Friday, March 22, 2013

No Arts Minister — Australia’s top new drama by Sonny Clarke

This week in Australia’s top rating (whether you like it or not) reality drama ‘No Arts Minister’ Simon Crean spectacularly commits political suicide by attempting to force a coup with…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:21PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Crean of the Crop for a Creative Australia by Sonny Clarke

When Simon Crean announced his blueprint for the future of the Australian art industry last week, many were pleasantly surprised at just how visionary the policy turned out to be. Creative A…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:00AM
Monday, March 4, 2013

A Queer Conversation by Sonny Clarke

On a warm sunny day in Brisbane (remember those?) a panel was assembled on the Turbine Platform at the Powerhouse to discuss the existence of a queer aesthetic. At the thought of such a conv…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:21PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Picnic At Hanging Rock — Stage Adaptation by Sonny Clarke

Joan Lindsay’s 1967 classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock has been beautifully adapted for the stage by Director Carol Burns. The Brisbane Arts Theatre’s historic performance space was aglow w…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:11PM
Friday, February 22, 2013

White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour by Sonny Clarke

A time travelling Iranian opens his own message in a bottle and lets out a can of worms. Twenty-nine year old Nassim Soleimanpour wrote a play and sent it out into a world in which he was fo…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:00PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Doll House by Sonny Clarke

Pan Pan Theatre’s A Doll House defies description as it re-imagines Ibsen’s timeless tale of disillusionment and self-determination by redefining the boundaries of play. The audience is …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:35PM
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Metro Arts 2013 by Sonny Clarke

Metro Arts have flung open their doors and laid out the welcome mat for yet another year of creation and incubation with a program full of Residences, Cross Stitches, Independents and Friday…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:30PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater