Gary Thorpe

On the eve of this year’s 4MBS Festival of Classics, Gillian Wills talks to Gary Thorpe about the Festival’s beginnings, its position in the context of other Queensland Festivals and some of the highlights of this year’s celebratory program.

Nilaja Sun

Audiences are flocking to it and critics the world over are raving about it. By all accounts, a wonderfully dramatic and comical performance, writer and director of 'No Child...', Nilaja Sun, speaks to Lee Bemrose.

The Pajama Men

Barry Award winning duo,The Pajama Men are back in town for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with their unique brand of physical comedy. They spoke to Australian Stage's Lee Bemrose.

Michael Workman

Google "Michael Workman" and you won't find out a hell of a lot about his new comedy show Ave Loretta. In fact, interrogating him about the show doesn't reveal much about it either. “Let's just say it's about music,” is all he's prepared to give away.

Tobias Cole

Tobias Cole, a leading artist with Opera Australia, talks to Gillian Wills about Opera Queensland’s forthcoming production of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, a tragic story about betrayal and forbearance. 

Tim Corkeron

Go to an orchestral concert and the chances are your ear will be drawn to the violin, the cello, the clarinet, the flute or the oboe. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s new series Concerti Soloists affords audiences the chance to hear several “Cinderella” instruments in a new way.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Arguably one of the most popular and fiercely loved franchises of all time, JK Rowling’s creation of the wizarding world of Hogwarts and beloved characters of Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to delight children and adults with books, films, studio tours and a real life Platform 9 ¾ at London’s Kings Cross.

Seed Bomb | subtlenuance

Mind change trumps tree change in Daniela Giorgi’s Seed Bomb, a subtle, combustible comedy.

Romeo & Juliet | Australian Shakespeare Company

Currently celebrating their 30th year as Australia’s largest independent theatre company, the stalwart of “Shakespeare Under the Stars” continues to present the classics to audiences much to their delight.

Natalie Clein and Katya Apekisheva | Musica Viva Australia

I fell in love with Natalie Clein. Warm, unegotistical yet engaging, she spoke to the audience in the same vein as a simple remark attributed to her in the program, “The music is more important than me.”

Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Jersey Boys is a perfectly timed piece of nostalgia backed by a brilliant soundtrack.

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