Category: Arts reviews

Review: Little Shop of Horrors at The Arts Theatre

Are you looking for Christmas entertainment in Brisbane that’s a bit left of centre?  How about going somewhere that’s green?  The Arts Theatre’s current production of Little Shop of Horrors runs until 21st December and is the perfect tonic for…

Grease: the original high school musical (review)

Long before there was High School Musical, the quintessential musical of the high school variety was Grease. Written for the stage in 1971, the plot celebrates American 1950s ‘greaser’ culture in an all-singing, all-dancing love story.  The 1978 film adaptation…

Theatre Review: A New Way to Pay Old Debts

Philip Massinger’s A New Way To Pay Old Debts was first published in 1633 but the themes are as fresh today as they were when ‘yay verily’ was the equivalent of ‘lol’.  A classic renaissance combination of comedy and tragedy,…

Review: Legally Blonde the Musical

Elle Woods is a shallow Malibu fashionista with a degree in accessorising and a longing for beau, Warner Huntington 111, to put a ring on it.   Elle and her Delta Nu sorority gal pals are living the California dream where…

On the BWF 2012

Last Sunday I spent a blissful, child-free day at the Brisbane Writers Festival, which celebrated its 50th year in 2012.  The BWF used to be an absolutely non-negotiable appointment on my annual events calendar.  From my first one in 1996,…