The Nutcracker | Queensland Ballet

Dashing and delightful is the experience at Queensland Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. The sparkle and polish are enchanting for all ages and attention spans.

Othello | Bell Shakespeare

When being bad is just so good – to watch that is. Bell Shakespeare’s Othello is a sophisticated production that thrives on bad-boy energy.

This, This Is Mine | The Corinthian Food Store

Reality. We usually go to the theatre to escape it. But The Corinthian Food Store’s production of This, This Is Mine is about confronting life at a personal level and living in Australian society. Can individuality exist within a culture that isn’t even clearly defined?

Pigman's Lament | The Street

Reflective yet insular – the original play Pigman’s Lament indulges in intellectualism. Some of the audience will relate to the personal story and others might feel alienated by the esoteric references.

New Show | Aunty Donna

Triple the comedy in one whirlwind hour – time flies when Aussie comic team Aunty Donna blast about the stage. Laughs? Yes! Cringes? Yes! Energy? Yes!

The Glass Menagerie | Belvoir

Belvoir’s production of The Glass Menagerie is a zoo of humanity. How so? The entire experience captures the human desire to escape to the wild, and resist the taming by expectations.

Wuthering Heights | shake & stir theatre co

Kaboom! shake & stir theatre co bring the classic 19th century story of Wuthering Heights to a 21st century audience. Versatile acting is supported by cracking set design and direction – keeping engagement levels high.

Most read reviews

Love & Anger | Betty Grumble

I've used the word hilarious much throughout this review, but Love & Anger isn't merely funny, it really is hilarious. And genius. If you enjoy lewd comedy with a big heart and a big brain, you need some Grumble in your life. If, however, you're a bit of a prude, still go see this show; it might just fix you up.

 

Coronation of Poppea | Pinchgut Opera

It is difficult to overstate the magnificence of the opera itself. Faster-moving than Mozart, more true to prevalent theories of drama than Wagner, and without later imitations in almost any respect, it is one of the truly great combinations of music and theatre.

Humans | Circa

I'm so whisked up in the controlled chaos of it all I am not even sure of my own thoughts any more, and all I know is I am suddenly very aware of my own shortcomings as a human. Next to me I hear my companion whisper “What have I done with my life?”

Taking Steps | Ensemble Theatre

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and The Ensemble ends its 2017 season with a jolly production of Alan Ayckbourn’s silly-arse farce, Taking Steps.

Bluebeard's Castle | Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Bartok’s one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle, is a post-Freudian re-working of Charles Perrault’s Barbe Bleu (1697) in which the doors in the castle become the doors into Bartok’s heart.

Most read news

Belvoir announces new opportunities for emerging and independent artists

Belvoir has announced a suite of major new opportunities for emerging and independent artists aimed at supporting the future of theatre locally and nationally.

NIDA graduate picks up prestigious playwright award

Talented and prize-winning young playwright Emme Hoy was last night awarded the NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.

La Boite announce artist development programs for 2018

Three fantastic opportunities are on offer for Brisbane’s emerging to mid-career theatre makers; applications are now open for La Boite’s 2018 Artist Development Programs.

Meet Me at the Barre

NOVA Entertainment and The Australian Ballet have partnered to create Meet Me at the Barre, a compelling podcast series that steps into the world of ballet, unveiling the stories behind one of Australia’s most respected creative companies.

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