Putting on a contemporary circus show in a cathedral sounds almost sacrilegious but Circa’s Eternity is reverential as well as being beautifully entertaining.
Turning the story of Pinocchio into a tale of gender transition sounds like a stretch, but somehow it all makes perfect sense in a Brisbane Festival show that is as tender as it is confronting
A Fairy Godmother who sprinkles chicken salt instead of fairy dust is just one of the surprises in shake & stir’s inspiring Brisbane Festival show Tae Tae in the Land of Yaaas! Nance Haxton reports
Brisbane Festival artistic director Louise Bezzina’s master stroke during Covid was to take the festival to Brisbane’s suburbs and the tradition continues this year with Brisbane Serenades, writes Olivia Stewart
Whether it’s a performance art work or a theatre piece is unclear, but what is certain is that Brisbane Festival’s centrepiece production Salamander will blow your mind, writes Phil Brown
Maybe don’t take your mum or local Anglican minister, but anyone who is up for some naughty fun will enjoy Brisbane Festival’s adults only show The Party, writes Olivia Stewart
Fireworks and drones and shows by some of Australia’s premier performers was the perfect way to kick off Brisbane Festival on the weekend, writes Phil Brown
Circa contemporary circus is so popular globally that people overseas often see more of them than we do – but they have prepared something special for the home-front during Brisbane Festival, writes Phil Brown
t and it’s the perfect party piece for the occasion, writes Phil Brown
Daniel Riley’s groundbreaking theatre work Tracker pays tribute to his great-great uncle’s work as a police tracker. The talented choreographer says he’s thrilled it is part of the incredible program of First Nations-led work at next month’s Brisbane Festival, writes Phil Brown
With a fully-loaded line-up of fabulous events approaching at breakneck speed for this year’s Brisbane Festival (it’s all happening from September 1–23, for the forgetful folk), it’s safe to say choosing from the multitude of enticing events (more than 1000 to be specific) is certainly a challenge. But don’t fret, as your faithful friends at The Weekend Edition have your back. Those wanting to immerse themselves in a bit of mischief, magic and mayhem, and celebrate all that is wonderful about our Queer community, listen up. We’ve rounded up all of the must-see LGBTIQ+ shows at this year’s Brisbane Festival, and trust us when we say, the diamonds on this list are sure to be glitter-full of fun!
With just over a month left before our city comes alive with more than 1000 culture-soaked events for Brisbane Festival, now is the time to start putting together your list of must-see performances to avoid any chance of missing out. It’s hard to encapsulate the full depth of the 2023 program, so to help you out, we’ve put together a couple of round-ups to help narrow down the magnificent multitude of events. From mind-bending contortion and rom-com movie mixtapes to wild parties and musical journeys, here are all of the unmissable Brisbane Festival events taking over the South Bank Piazza.
In case you haven’t heard, Brisbane Festival is taking over the city from September 1–23 with a culture-soaked line-up of more than 1000 performances encompassing art, dance, theatre, installation and music. The first cab off the rank is world premiere Salamander – a large-scale, dream-like dance theatre work created by internationally renowned choreographer and director Maxine Doyle and artist and designer Es Devlin.
Some think Brisbane Festival artistic director Louise Bezzina was unlucky to get the job just before the pandemic hit but she insists it was a blessing in disguise and gave her a chance to give it the sort of makeover that has turned it into the people’s festival.
A brand new musical comedy from internationally renowned Queensland creatives Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall will have its world premiere at QPAC’s Playhouse for the Brisbane Festival.
We’re well into September now and the calendar is jam-packed with fun events! This weekend will see Brisbane come alive with negroni trails, Halloween-themed putt putt, major theatrical productions and some unmissable live gigs. Here’s our rundown of the best things to do this weekend …
A world premiere opera that transforms a gripping story from a podcast features in an adventurous double bill of powerhouse one-woman performances from Opera Queensland for the Brisbane Festival.
We’re well into September now and the calendar is jam-packed with fun events! This weekend will see Brisbane’s live music scene pop off thanks to BIGSOUND, a massive strawberry festival come to fruit-ion and a huge man-made moon floating above the gardens in West End. Here’s our rundown of the best things to do this weekend …
For those in any doubt that the classic story of Homer’s Iliad with all its war torn violence could be wrought on stage with aerial acrobatics and puppets, Holding Achilles is leaving the traditionalists in its wake.
There’s a stack of exciting happenings coming to Brisbane over the next few days – you can stock up on greenery at plant markets, explore abodes unknown at Brisbane Open House and travel down the M1 for craft-beer festivals. Here’s our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend …
Held in QPAC’s Concert Hall from 20 – 24 September 2022, this exciting double bill features two powerful one-woman performances from Ali McGregor (Lorelei) and Alexandra Flood (Eastern Promises). Two separate but similar stories revealing how a life can be changed in a moment on the phone.
One of the highlights of the Brisbane Festival is the staging of hit musical Girl From the North Country, continuing its worldwide success from West End to Broadway and now to Brisbane starring Australian favourite Lisa McCune.
The Brisbane Festival is back in full flight for 23 days in September this year, with a few surprises in the program to celebrate its return after pandemic disruptions.