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Chaos Theory

I have 1 double pass to a performance of CHAOS THEORY, 8pm Saturday 3 August, Northside Studio Brisbane, Banyo.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What is your favourite magic trick?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #ChaosTheory, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING 20 JULY – 3 AUGUST

SYNOPSIS:

Chaos Theory is a brand-new philosophical, introspective, autobiographical magic show from seasoned magician Aaron Ducker. Through the medium of magic; Aaron aims to explore the concept that we can change the world simply by existing! The show will feature a mix of new spins on classic tricks as well as brand-new innovative magic Aaron has created specifically for Chaos Theory.

Like all of Aaron’s previous shows; Chaos Theory has an audience-centric philosophy. Chaos Theory aims to bring the audience inside the show by both involving select audience members as participants in tricks and by creating an engaging environment of honesty and openness in the show thereby forming a stronger connection between performer and audience. As an introspective show; the very concepts of openness and human connection are key themes of Chaos Theory. Part of the experience of seeing Aaron live is just how close the audience can be in his shows (mere inches away). That’s a dynamic you just don’t have in a traditional theatre space. Being an Anywhere Festival show lets spectators right up into the action, creating a truly unique experience for the audience.

Aaron Ducker has been a stand-up comedian and performer for nearly twenty years. As a magician, he is known for his innovative process. Aaron is one of the very few magicians who actively creates his own material and illusions. He was also recently featured as an article writer for the ABC.

For tickets head to : https://anywhere.is/event/chaos-theory/

Thanks to Aaron Ducker

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Love Junkie

I have 1 double pass to the Opening Weekend production of LOVE JUNKIE, 5pm Sunday 21 July, The Raven Hotel Cellar, West Wend.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What is your favourite Rom Com?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #LoveJunkie, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING 20 JULY – 3 AUGUST

SYNOPSIS:

The Perfect Girls* Night Out or Date Night Show! (*or other/no gender)

Proudly sponsored by The Gold Coast City Council and Arts Queensland and performed as part of the Brisbane Anywhere Festival…

LOVE JUNKIE is sure to charm your socks off!

From award winning filmmaker, performer, speaker and writer Sarah Walton comes an Inspirational StandUp Romantic Comedy one woman show with a fun 80s & 90s music theme. Previously performed at The Melbourne Fringe Festival, this show is also in the works as an inspired screenplay.

Think Bridget Jones’ Diary meets Sex & The City meets Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday!

A funny, uplifting romantic comedy hero’s journey romp following Sarah’s true life stories, as she travels from Australia to Hollywood, triumphs over her trauma and transforms from love junkie to self love ninja! Hoiya!

“Sarah’s work is so good, so smart, so unique. Her acting is subtle and absolutely authentic” ~ Gil Junger, Director of 10 Things I Hate About You

For tickets head to : https://anywhere.is/event/love-junkie/

Thanks to Sarah Walton

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Tartuffe

I have 1 double passes to a production of QSE’s TARTUFFE for a show of your choice between July 17 – 28, at PIP Theatre, Milton.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: Are you more of a saint or a fraud?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #QSETartuffe, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING 12 -28 JULY

SYNOPSIS:

“You see him as a saint. I’m way less awed;
In fact, I see right through him. He’s a fraud!”

First performed and then speedily banned in 1664, Molière’s Tartuffe is a side-splitting satirical exploration of greed, seduction, piety, and deception. This July, the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) will bring it to life on the PIP Theatre stage!

A Classic Tale with a Contemporary Twist
Orgon is a man who has it all: wealth, influence, happy children, and a doting wife. But when he falls under the spell of Tartuffe, the charismatic spiritual guide (or hypocritical fraud, depending on who you ask), he begins to lose his grasp on it all. Can his family save him, or will he be completely tartuffified?

Inclusive Theatre Initiatives
The Ensemble will once again be running its Shakespeare Beyond initiatives: A Night At The Theatre (ANATT) and Relaxed Performance as part of the season. Established in 2016, ANATT invites patrons to donate the price of a ticket. QSE then works with community partners such as the Australian Red Cross, Communify, Brisbane Youth Services, and Arafmi to share tickets with people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theatre.

A Relaxed Performance of Tartuffe will be held at 2pm on Saturday, July 20th. Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome people who may enjoy a more relaxed performance environment, including (but not limited to) people with autism or individuals with sensory sensitivity. Parents and caregivers may also find the inclusive atmosphere relaxing with audience members free to move, speak, and respond throughout the performance.

For tickets head to : https://piptheatre.org/tartuffe/

Thanks to Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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Head Over Heels

I have 1 double passes to a production of HEAD OVER HEELS for 7:30pm Friday 31 May, for either the 11am or the 7:30pm performance, at the Ipswich Civic Centre.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What’s your favourite 80s song?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #HeadOverHeels, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING 31 MAY – 1 JUNE

SYNOPSIS:

It’s time to feel the beat! The groundbreaking queer musical comedy, Head Over Heels, will premiere from 31 May at the Ipswich Civic Centre for a limited season.

A bold, joyous musical that celebrates love in all its forms, Head Over Heels is set to the beat of iconic 1980s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, and features timeless hits like “We Got The Beat”, “Our Lips Are Sealed” and lead-singer Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”.

This high-energy revival marks the first time Head Over Heels will rock the stage in Queensland, bringing with it a wave of nostalgia, joy and an all-Queensland cast.

Head Over Heels tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction – only to discover the key to their survival lies within each of their own hearts. Get ready to groove to the beat of your heart as this epic Broadway hit gets set to rock this town!

For tickets head to : www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/event/head-over-heels/

Thanks to Mira Ball Productions and THAT Production Company

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Blood Brothers

I have 1 double passes to Ghostlight Theatre Co’s production of BLOOD BROTHERS, for 7:30pm Friday 19 April at Theatre 102, Redcliffe

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What do you fight over most with your family members?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #BloodBrothers, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING 17 APRIL – 5 MAY

SYNOPSIS:

Ghostlight Theatre Co. is excited to present this haunting musical by Willy Russell in their brand new home, Theatre 102!

This award-winning musical follows the story of two twins who are separated at birth. They later end up falling for the same girl, with tragic results.

Winner of three Olivier Awards, this modern adaptation is directed by Ava Moschetti, with musical direction by Rhea Basha.

For tickets head to : https://www.ghostlightbrisbane.com.au/

Thanks to Ghostlight Theatre Co.

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The Wolves

I have 1 double passes to Ad Astra’s production of THE WOLVES, for either Saturday 17 February at 7:30pm, or Sunday 18 February at 2pm at Ad Astra Theatre, 57 Misterton Street, Fortitude Valley

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What goal are you trying to achieve?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #TheWolvesAdAstra, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING 15 FEBRUARY – 9 MARCH

SYNOPSIS:

A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with all the vigour of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

After the fever pitch excitement of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, our team is fangin’ to cram that same fierceness and exhilaration to explode it against the walls of our black box theatre.

For tickets head to : https://www.adastracreativity.com/productions/the-wolves

Thanks to Ad Astra

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A Night With The Villains

I have 1 double passes to Mira Ball’s production of A NIGHT WITH THE VILLAINS, for the performance on Wednesday 1 November, 7pm at Ron Hurley Theatre, Seven Hills Hub.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What sort of Villain would you be?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #ANightWithTheVillians, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING 31 OCT – 1 NOV

SYNOPSIS:

The most notorious villains come alive on stage like never before.

Experience a wickedly talented cast as they embrace their inner villains and showcase their diabolical talents. Dress to impress in your most sinister attire and prepare to immerse yourself in a night of wicked wonder this Halloween.

Join us if you dare, as we summon these captivating characters from the shadows to bewitch and beguile you in a performance that will leave you howling for an encore.

It’s time to let your inner villain loose and revel in the wickedness that awaits. It’s time for ‘A Night With The Villains’.

For tickets head to : https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1098765
or head to https://www.villainsnight.com/ for full details.

Thanks to Mira Ball Productions

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The Penelopiad

I have 2 double passes to QSE’s performance of THE PENELOPIAD, for a performance of your choice from Wednesday Sept 6th (6:30pm), Thursday Sept 7th  (7:30pm), Friday Sept 8th (7:30pm), or Saturday Sept 9th (7:30pm) at PIP Theatre, Milton.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: How would you get rid of a menacing suitor?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #QSEPenelopiad, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNNING NOW UNTIL SEP 10!

SYNOPSIS:

Penelope, dutiful wife of Odysseus and less beautiful cousin of Helen, is ready to tell her story. 

Left alone for decades while Odysseus fights in the Trojan War, Penelope must face her own battles, managing Ithaca, difficult in-laws, her son, and hordes of increasingly menacing suitors. 

Adapted for the stage by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), The Penelopiad is a contemporary take on Homer’s The Odyssey that sees Penelope and her twelve wronged maids take centre stage. Full of live music, poetry, tragedy, and Atwood’s wicked humour, The Penelopiad is sure to be a night of storytelling at its most epic!

For tickets head to : https://qldshakespeare.org/the-penelopiad/

Thanks to the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

I have a double pass to PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, for the performance on 19 August at 7:30pm at Studio 1, Yeeronpilly

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What do you love bringing to picnics?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #PicnicAtHangingRock, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNS AUGUST 11 – 20

SYNOPSIS:

The Rock is a nightmare, and nightmares belong in the past…​

On a summer’s day in 1900, three school girls and their teacher climb the notorious Hanging Rock. All but one are ever seen again. And so, the nightmare begins. 

The iconic tale, but not as you know it. This haunting adaptation from Tom Wright (Black Diggers) ventures deep into the heart of Australia. Joan Lindsay’s classic has never been so enduring.

By arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Nick Hern Books.

This highly-anticipated production fronts a five-piece female ensemble, shifting between multiple characters over 80 minutes in a contemporary retelling. Don’t miss this fresh-spin on the chilling Australian classic. Starring Malika Savory, Libby Harrison, Jules Broun, Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn and Téa Paige. Directed by Lachlan Driscoll.

For tickets head to : https://www.observatorytheatre.com/picnicathangingrock

Thanks to Observatory Theatre

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Top Girls

I have a double pass to TOP GIRLS, for any performance from 20 July – 12 August, at Ad Astra Theatre, Fortitude Valley.

For your chance to win a double pass,
1) Follow @reviewbrisbane
2) Like this post
3) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and
4) Let me know: What famous woman would you like to invite to dinner?

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #TopGirls, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or on our website!

SEASON RUNS JULY 20 – AUGUST 12

SYNOPSIS:

Patriarchy.

It’s a big word in our society at the moment.

Set in the early 1980s, Top Girls depicts the lifestyle and life choices of its central character, Marlene. A successful career woman, who’s just received a major promotion, who indisputably fought her way to the top to get it – Marlene’s star is rising. 

To celebrate, she throws a fabulous Saturday night dinner party for herself. In attendance are not friends, family, or colleagues, but astoundingly famous women from history, literature, and legend.  The women share their extraordinary experiences of life, work, love, and children. 

Enter Marlene to Top Girls Employment Agency, a dazzling hot and prominent business in central London where Marlene has just scored the prime position.   She is Top Girl in a man’s world, but she has a sister whose life is very different. The uncovering of their secrets reminds us of what is really important and what it is we are prepared to lose.

For tickets head to https://www.adastracreativity.com/productions/top-girls

Thanks to Ad Astra Theatre