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Believe the roomers

The Odd Couple (Queensland Theatre Company)

QPAC, The Playhouse

October 17 – November 8

Who would have thought that the comedy of the much-loved 1968 film “The Odd Couple” could be as fresh today as it ever was? 718 more words


Strange Happy Days

Happy Days (Queensland Theatre Company)

The Greenhouse, Bille Brown Studio

July 18 – August 15

From its descriptor, “Happy Days” appears somewhat unappealing; the entire play, which was written by Irish, avant-garde playwright Samuel Beckett in 1960, revolves around an older lady named Winnie, who, while half-buried by her desolate, apocalyptic environment, meticulously catalogues the contents of her purse (the only object she can reach), while her laconic, rarely-seen-or-heard husband Willie, occasionally crawls out of his hole to read from a tattered old newspaper. 616 more words


Post budget, we need strong cultural leaders more than ever

“Cultural leadership has been under the spotlight in recent times. Or maybe “under the microscope” is a better turn of phrase – as you’d be forgiven for not seeing it clearly from a distance. 73 more words

The provocation of protest and pride

The 7 Stages of Grieving (Queensland Theatre Company and The Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe)

The Greenhouse, Bille Brown Studio

March 17 – 31

“The 7 stages of Grieving” begins with a striking image of blue light bathing a centrally-situated mound of earth, upon which a small suitcase has been placed (containing, as is later revealed, the photographs of nameless deceased relatives.) It is a simple yet evocative picture that belies the show’s impressive staging, complex themes and tapestry of stories. 553 more words


Where's the leadership?

Two weeks ago, thereabouts, Platform Papers published their 40th Issue. Entitled TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER: The dilemma of cultural leadership it was a call out by Wesley Enoch, artistic director of the Queensland Theatre Company, to the supposed leaders of the Australian cultural industries.   495 more words


Welcome to Term 1 2014 Ecocriticism and Environmentalism

You may have begun reading or watching a work in preparation for our meeting…What does your reading of the work say about the world (real or imagined) around us? 837 more words

The ethics of independents

I like Wesley Enoch. His passion as a theatremaker is defining and his efforts as Queensland Theatre Company Artistic Director to represent diversity on stage are well overdue. 380 more words