There was a buzz of excitement at the Ipswich Civic Centre last Friday night, as local ballet enthusiasts prepared to take in the majesty and technical brilliance of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company as they presented “Swan Lake” to the appreciative crowd.
Leading this company of 40 dancers, selected from the major ballet schools o...
Reviewed by Damien Lee on Friday 13thSeptember 2019.
Supplied production photos by Bruce Edwards
Ipswich Musical Theatre Company is never shy about taking on large scale popular musicals. I have been fortunate enough to see their productions of “Wicked” and “Strictly Ballroom” in recent times, and have always lef...
Reviewed by Damien Lee on Saturday 13th July 2019.
Never having seen the original film starring Jack Black, I went into the Lyric Theatre with an open mind ready for a fun night. I mean with a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by three‑time Tony nominee Glenn Slater, and book by Downton Abbey‘s Oscar winning Jul...
At the outset, I must disclose that I am a huge fan of Hitchcock and his classic films. So to say I was intrigued to see how they translated the numerous scenes from the film onto the stage is an understatement. Director, Simon Phil...
Produced by Disney Theatrical under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.
Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
Reviewed 24th February 2018.
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
First Disney brought us The Lion King, followed by Mary Poppins, and now an Arabian Night that is even better than its predecessors. Vibrant colourful scenery, high energy dancing and soaring vocals bring to life this Disney classic live on stage.
Produced by Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment
Directed by Christopher Luscombe
Until February 11, 2018
Concert Hall, QPAC
It’s been more than 40 years since the original movie was released, however Rocky Horror is still a crowd pleaser, bringing shrieks of delight from audiences across the globe. In this 2018 reincarnation, Director Christopher Luscombe, has assembled an impressive...
By arrangement with The Production Company present
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New Production
Until December 3
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
This reincarnation of the classic book by L. Frank Baum shines brighter than Emerald City, and the Ruby Slippers combined, if that’s possible. Lord Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production has delivered a version of “The Wizard of Oz” like none we have ever seen....
It’s been a landmark in Brisbane for more than a century. Opening in July 1883, the Brisbane Gaol, or more commonly known as Boggo Road Gaol, was home to thousands of men and women behind it’s imposing walls. The notorious events over its history has lead to “Bogga” being penne...