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: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD is as Grand as it Gets at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD is as Grand as it Gets at Arts Centre Melbourne
Posted: Oct. 15, 2017


BWW Review: MAY CONTAIN SEX SCENES Surprises in Sensual Sexploration at Emerald City, Meat MarketBWW Review: MAY CONTAIN SEX SCENES Surprises in Sensual Sexploration at Emerald City, Meat Market
Posted: Oct. 9, 2017


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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 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: CLUB SWIZZLE Went Down A Treat! at Sydney Opera HouseBWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE Went Down A Treat! at Sydney Opera House
Posted: Dec. 15, 2016


BWW Interview: Barry Conrad is Gonna Rule the School! GREASE: THE ARENA EXPERIENCE Australian TourBWW Interview: Barry Conrad is Gonna Rule the School in GREASE
Posted: Dec. 12, 2016


BWW Review: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD is as Grand as it Gets at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD is as Grand as it Gets at Arts Centre Melbourne
October 15, 2017

The saying goes there's nothing more like fantasy than reality, and the Melbourne premiere of All the Sex I Ever Had serves that idiom with gusto and sincerity.

BWW Review: MAY CONTAIN SEX SCENES Surprises in Sensual Sexploration at Emerald City, Meat MarketBWW Review: MAY CONTAIN SEX SCENES Surprises in Sensual Sexploration at Emerald City, Meat Market
October 9, 2017

Sabrina Martin, Kiwi creative chanteuse, has brought a sensory delight from across the ditch for an interactive and insightful evening discovering the mystery and magnificence of the female orgasm in May Contain Sex Scenes. The show is difficult to review, as a great deal of its power lies in its element of surprise and uninformed, unprepared discovery - which is perhaps already indicative of its themes. Purchasing a ticket will require your familiarity with your comfort zone, a willingness to step outside of it, and a desire to enjoy the sensation of being outside it where you may find a new peak of arousal, or a profound respect for the sexuality of the woman which in our culture is not nearly as liberated as we'd like to think looking at the media today.

BWW Review: Fringe Exposes the MEASURE OF A MAN in One-Man Pathos Piece at Emerald City, Meat MarketBWW Review: Fringe Exposes the MEASURE OF A MAN in One-Man Pathos Piece at Emerald City, Meat Market
September 22, 2017

It cannot be underestimated, the place of an audience in the energy of a show and their collective states of mind. Having seen Gavin Roach's Measure of Man last year as part of Sydney Fringe, this reviewer was excited to see how the Melbourne Fringe production had stayed true to the message of the work whilst managing to refine its structure and push it beyond stage boundaries to really hit home the importance of sexual taboos that still exist in society, both inside and out of the queer community.

BWW Review: LET'S GET PRACTICAL! LIVE Blows Fringe-Goer Minds at The Lithuanian Club (Loft)BWW Review: LET'S GET PRACTICAL! LIVE Blows Fringe-Goer Minds at The Lithuanian Club (Loft)
September 17, 2017

The Very Good Looking Initiative are back with a show that is the comedy-theatrical version of the sensation you get at the end of a YouTube Hole, and if you think Family Guy knows how far they can stretch a joke, wait until you see Let's Get Practical! Live. Any lovers of the Fringe condition and the Cranberries need to book their tickets instantly, and if you find yourself slightly inebriated by the time the curtain goes up (which I do declare I didn't), then the odds are sure to be in your favour.

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA an Epic Pilgrimage For Us All at fortyfive DownstairsBWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA an Epic Pilgrimage For Us All at fortyfive Downstairs
September 8, 2017

Some argue it is the epic play of our generation, an iconoclast of politics, existentialism and the last health crisis to impact the modern world indiscriminate of race, class or religion. Tony Kushner's opus Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes premiered in 1991 and opened on Broadway in 1993. It became a cult classic: turned into a miniseries and several highly successful remounts, the latest of which is being raved about as you read this; the National Theatre in London's production starring Hollywood hero and homo-controversy-courting treasure Andrew Garfield.

BWW Review: PUT THE BLAME ON MAME Puts Willow Sizer's Name in the Game at Chapel Off ChapelBWW Review: PUT THE BLAME ON MAME Puts Willow Sizer's Name in the Game at Chapel Off Chapel
June 27, 2017

Willow Sizer takes you right back into the presence of scintillating forties diva songstresses, all the way down to the shivers along your upper arms. Sitting spellbound in the Loft at Chapel of Chapel, an uncontainable crowd were transported back to the times of undulating figures and captivating stylings. Sizer's cabaret show, Put the Blame on Mame is a genuine and charming education on her upbringing discovering her legitimately impressive talents under the guiding hand of blueprints set down my masterminds like Eartha Kitt, Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth. The show was so good, this reviewer questioned whether they had lost their wits completely, the kind of platitudes it was engineering in his ordinarily critical mind, completely disarmed by Sizer's singing and sensuality evocative of everything those incredible women brought into our collective consciousness.

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



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