Brodie Paparella

Brodie Paparella Brodie Paparella is an avid theatregoer and theatremaker. Trained as a publicist in Adelaide, Brodie's passion for performance art developed under the bright lights of the Fringe Festival which he would go on to support shows in for five years, then travel over to Edinburgh Fringe Festival to support companies there. Since moving to Melbourne, Brodie has focused more on writing and producing, leading The Jamaica Inn Collective to create collaborative, multidisciplinary projects with a social impact.


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BWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes TheatreBWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes Theatre
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Review: This 1984 is Not by the Numbers at Comedy TheatreBWW Review: This 1984 is Not by the Numbers at Comedy Theatre
Posted: Jun. 8, 2017


BWW Review: 2071 Worth Seeing, Worth Sharing, Worth Change at Seymour CentreBWW Review: 2071 Worth Seeing, Worth Sharing, Worth Change at Seymour Centre
Posted: May. 30, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at Newcastle Entertainment CentreBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at NEC Newcastle
Posted: Jul. 18, 2016


BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent TheatreBWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre
Posted: Apr. 24, 2017


BWW Interview: The Crew of LETTERS TO LINDY at Seymour CentreBWW Interviews: The Crew of LETTERS TO LINDY
Posted: Sep. 1, 2016


BWW Review: DRACULA is a Jolly Good Old Thrill at Genesian TheatreBWW Review: DRACULA is a Jolly Good Old Thrill at Genesian Theatre
Posted: Oct. 24, 2016


BWW Interview: Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera HouseBWW Interview: AMY G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House
Posted: Dec. 5, 2016


BWW Review: This 1984 is Not by the Numbers at Comedy TheatreBWW Review: This 1984 is Not by the Numbers at Comedy Theatre
June 8, 2017

There is nothing much unfamiliar about the very real invasions of privacy, hyper-surveillance, augmentation of technology, flaws in cybersecurity, and moderate resurgence of feudal attitudes we experience in life that art often imitates. For all its relevance, not to mention its prevalence in secondary school texts, and cult following to boot, 1984 could all-too-easily suffer from a stage adaptation remiss in pushing it beyond its direct correlation to the frankly frightening realities of contemporary living that have emerged almost exactly as predicted by the source material published in just shy of seventy years ago. Mercifully, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation, is anything but by the numbers. What we have here is a visually powerhouse, intellectually dynamic, risk-taking presentation of the modern making of meaning. Potent from the first moment right through until the dripping finale, it's a post-show conversation you don't want to miss.

BWW Review: 2071 Worth Seeing, Worth Sharing, Worth Change at Seymour CentreBWW Review: 2071 Worth Seeing, Worth Sharing, Worth Change at Seymour Centre
May 30, 2017


BWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes TheatreBWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes Theatre
May 30, 2017

BWW Review: ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS is the Tonic; Touching and Wonderful at Hayes Theatre

BWW Review: THIS IS EDEN is a Must-See, No Exceptions at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: THIS IS EDEN is a Must-See, No Exceptions at fortyfive downstairs
April 30, 2017

BWW Review: THIS IS EDEN is a Must-See, No Exceptions at fortyfive downstairs

BWW Feature: Legendary Alan Menken Flies Into Melbourne on a Magic Carpet for the Opening of ALADDIN at Her Majesty's TheatreBWW Feature: Legendary Alan Menken Flies Into Melbourne on a Magic Carpet for the Opening of ALADDIN at Her Majesty's Theatre
April 24, 2017

BWW Feature: Legendary ALAN MENKEN Flies Into Melbourne on a Magic Carpet for the Opening of Aladdin at Her Majesty's Theatre

BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent TheatreBWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre
April 24, 2017

BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Bings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre

BWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town HallBWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town Hall
April 13, 2017

BWW Review: GHOST JAM a Spooky Sure-Fire Outing for the Kids at Melbourne Town Hall

BWW Review: CULL is Hysterical Millenial Madness #FTW at Malthouse TheatreBWW Review: CULL is Hysterical Millenial Madness #FTW at Malthouse Theatre
April 13, 2017

BWW Review: CULL is Hysterical Millenial Madness #FTW at Malthouse Theatre

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs
March 24, 2017

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a RAazor-Sharp Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs

BWW Review: THE CURIOSITY EXPERIMENT is Spine-Tingling, Hair-Raising, Fifty Shades of Fun at CarclewBWW Review: THE CURIOSITY EXPERIMENT is Spine-Tingling, Hair-Raising, Fifty Shades of Fun at Carclew
March 22, 2017

BWW Review: THE CURIOSITY EXPERIMENT is Spine-Tingling, Hair-Raising, Fifty Shades of Fun at Carclew

BWW Review: YASMINA INTOXICADA'S WORLD'S END CABARET a Post-Apocalyptic Popgasm! at World's EndBWW Review: YASMINA INTOXICADA'S WORLD'S END CABARET a Post-Apocalyptic Popgasm! at World's End
March 6, 2017

Post-apocalyptic pleasures and visceral visual delights, Yasmina Intoxicada's World's End Cabaret was one heck of an end-of-the-world party. Featuring the Orsino Nation family, this show was a body-positive subversion of genres, where flautist bikies roam, flamenco fires rage and Sia-inspired styling is du jour.

BWW Review: TWO BRUNETTES & A GAY Were It and a Bit and More at Gluttony for Adelaide FringeBWW Review: TWO BRUNETTES & A GAY Were It and a Bit and More at Gluttony for Adelaide Fringe
March 6, 2017

An exercise in knowing one's audience, and trumping one's own stereotypes, Two Brunettes & a Gay was so tongue-in-cheek it was deep throating itself. In an evening of salacious, ostentatious and fabulous entertainment, this self-professed 'cabaGAY' show took audiences gleefully through generations of songs accompanied with a delicious cocktail of personalities.

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR Razor-Sharp Interpretation of Shakespeare Bloodbath at Holden Street TheatresBWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR Razor-Sharp Interpretation of Shakespeare Bloodbath at Holden Street Theatres
March 6, 2017

The city of Rome is suffering, restless, and lying in secret senators cry for the blood of Julius Caesar, a prize they will have. Shakespeare's classic retelling of the historic events surrounding political turmoil in ancient empires has seen countless further renditions, adaptations, references and critiques.

BWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya TheatreBWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya Theatre
March 6, 2017

BWW Review: WHAT IF Ticks All the Boxes at Tandanya Theatre

BWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Queer  Quarter at Merlyn TheatreBWW Review: THE HOMOSEXUALS OR FAGGOTS Gives No Queer Quarter at Merlyn Theatre
February 27, 2017


BWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: DELIGHTS AND DEBAUCHERIES ABOUND IN ASIATOPA XO STATE at Arts Centre Melbourne
February 24, 2017

If you've been in the habit of blinking lately, you might have missed the fact that Arts Centre Melbourne has transformed to house the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, so you might want to cut that out and head to a box office hashire hashire! What transpired on my visit was one of the most tantalising entertaining bewildering evenings this reviewer has thus far ever experienced.

BWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia TheatreBWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia Theatre
February 20, 2017

The saying goes that there are no new ideas. Originality in the age of mass-production and population density and exponential destruction of every natural muse known to great artists, has been shot mid-flight. Originality was shot through the heart, plummeted into an oil-drenched ocean, washed upon a beach of glass and needles only to be eaten by an ice addict and made into a meme.

BWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE a Searing Inspection of Murder and Madness at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: L'AMANTE ANGLAISE a Searing Inspection of Murder and Madness at fortyfive downstairs
February 12, 2017

Australian poet Nan Witcomb once wrote a remarkable statement which has stuck in my memory from childhood, which I will paraphrase: 'we lock up the crazy to keep them from living the dreams of the sane'.

BWW Review: ADVENTURES OF YONI 1 & YONI 2 was Simply Euphoric at Butterfly ClubBWW Review: ADVENTURES OF YONI 1 & YONI 2 was Simply Euphoric at Butterfly Club
February 1, 2017

One was a vagina. The other one was a vagina. Can I make it any more obvious?

BWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE is a Midsumma Must-See at fortyfive downstairsBWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE is a Midsumma Must-See at fortyfive downstairs
January 25, 2017

World War II has been on our minds a great deal of late, with events preceding the rise of modern history's most reviled dictator being comparable to those elevating the incumbent American President. In East Berlin, the second World War was an intersection of prejudice, fear and violence from which few survived. Which is what makes this, the tale of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman of some prominence who lived through and since archived much of this dark period of history, all the more remarkable. I Am My Own Wife was first produced off-Broadway in the early noughties, and has since become a theatrical cornerstone of trans representation. Presented as a staged documentary, I Am My Own Wife oscillates between interviews, reenactments, transcripts and serves to catalogue Charlotte's life much in the way she maintained the Grunderzeit Museum for which in part she became famous.



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