Run Girl Run | Grit Theatre

Performed entirely on treadmills, the show hurtles through an exploration of gender identity and performance, created on a base of champagne, sweat and tears.

Andy Bull

Andy Bull and his band mesmerised the crowd who were straining to get closer, awaiting what they knew he would surely deliver.


Urthboy enters the Telstra Spiegeltent and asks his audience to close the gap, come in tight, promising not to spit on the audience from a distance. He tells us there will be some “hootin’, hollerin’ and hecklin” asking us to not be afraid to heckle.

Swan Lake | American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake is, in many ways, an unassailable titan.

1984 | shake & stir theatre co

Brisbane’s shake & stir theatre co cement themselves as masters of adaption with 1984, the 2012 production remounted this year for a four state tour and currently playing at QPAC in Brisbane.

Poetic Songs | Queensland Symphony Orchestra

The title of this concert didn’t quite describe it. Yes, the concert included Richard Strauss’ sublime epitaph for the Romantic era, Four last songs, but the remainder of the concert was purely orchestral.

Caligula | The Danger Ensemble

Narrative and character were thrown overboard into a sea of plastic cups and replaced with random text from a range of amazing writers like Plath, Cave and Camus but the delivery of their snippets of prose failed to engage.

Carnival of the Animals | Circa and Out of the Box

Carnival of the Animals is a delightful and unique circus and visual theatre experience for children (and their grownups) that beautifully uses and is inspired by the music of classic French composer Camille Saint-Saens.

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