Brodie Turner

Brodie Turner 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 Interview: Spencer Tunick & John Lotton Bare Body & Soul in New Provocar? Festival ProgramBWW Interview: Spencer Tunick & John Lotton Bare Body & Soul in New Provocar? Festival Program
Posted: May. 29, 2018


BWW Review: THE BOY FROM OZ Reminds Us Why We Still Call Peter Allen a Legend at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: THE BOY FROM OZ Reminds Us Why We Still Call Peter Allen a Legend at Arts Centre Melbourne
Posted: Aug. 13, 2018


BWW Review: You'll Go Potty for Puffs! at Alex TheatreBWW Review: You'll Go Potty for Puffs! at Alex Theatre
Posted: Jun. 3, 2018


BWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Legend at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Legend at Arts Centre Melbourne
Posted: Jan. 4, 2018


BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes Us Back To a Surprisingly Greener Day at Comedy TheatreBWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes Us Back To a Surprisingly Greener Day at Comedy Theatre
Posted: Mar. 5, 2018


BWW Interview: Paul Capsis Goes Goth, Talks Trump before doing it LIVE! at MEMO Music HallBWW Interview: Paul Capsis Goes Goth, Talks Trump before doing it LIVE! at MEMO Music Hall
Posted: Jun. 24, 2018


BWW Review: PRANCER & VIXEN Give the Gift of Laughter at Melbourne Recital CentreBWW Review: PRANCER & VIXEN Give the Gift of Laughter at Melbourne Recital Centre
Posted: Dec. 26, 2017


BWW Review: THE BOY FROM OZ Reminds Us Why We Still Call Peter Allen a Legend at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: THE BOY FROM OZ Reminds Us Why We Still Call Peter Allen a Legend at Arts Centre Melbourne
August 13, 2018

In this their 20th year, The Production Company has continued to bring long-loved musical theatre stories into a tier of the professional sector that fosters new talent, puts Australian superstars in dream roles, and delivers to the letter on that wholesome energy Broadway and West End are known for, right in the heart of Melbourne. The Boy from Oz is no exception, known as 'the great Australian musical' for its depiction of one of Down Under's most treasured exports, the legendary Peter Allen. This production is neck-deep in nostalgia and ocker charm, while keeping a firm grip on Allen's camp and charismatic persona for which he became famous...well that and all the hits! I Honestly Love You, I Go to Rio and I Still Call Australia Home are given a glittering treatment in a show spackled with sparkle.

BWW Interview: Paul Capsis Goes Goth, Talks Trump before doing it LIVE! at MEMO Music HallBWW Interview: Paul Capsis Goes Goth, Talks Trump before doing it LIVE! at MEMO Music Hall
June 24, 2018


BWW Review: You'll Go Potty for Puffs! at Alex TheatreBWW Review: You'll Go Potty for Puffs! at Alex Theatre
June 3, 2018


BWW Interview: Spencer Tunick & John Lotton Bare Body & Soul in New Provocaré Festival Program
May 29, 2018

The sophomore Provocare Festival is returning to spice up the Melbourne winter with a program that will really knock you out of hibernation. Of course the talk of the town has been the thrilling return of American photographic artist Spencer Tunick, whose large-scale outdoor mass-attended nude artworks are renowned the world over. Broadway World got the chance to chat with Spencer and Provocare Festival director John Lotton about what's to come.

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes Us Back To a Surprisingly Greener Day at Comedy TheatreBWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes Us Back To a Surprisingly Greener Day at Comedy Theatre
March 5, 2018

It was not that long ago, and a time not unlike that which we live in now, that Green Day released the album American Idiot that narrated a story of the world's greatest nation's underbelly that many sought out through the punk movement to ease the social and political tensions at the turn of the millennium. Now Trump replaces Bush, Parkville replaces Columbine, climate change replaces global warming, South Korea replaces Afghanistan. American Idiot showed the world from the perspective of the middle class white male before we used words like privilege, proto-feminism and appropriation in the way and as frequently as we do today. He was frustrated, compelled to patriotism (or nationalism depending on your circumstances), seeking escape, modelling a tough exterior through whatever styling, attitude and substance would credit it. All the while advances in technology pummel the world's youth with information that elevates and isolates the individual. Such is the environment we are transported into in the musical adaptation of that album so many millennial adolescents leaned on.

BWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Legend at Arts Centre MelbourneBWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Legend at Arts Centre Melbourne
January 4, 2018

The era of the jukebox musical seems to be here to stay, and Australia its fertile ground to spring from: the Beautiful story of Carole King, the adaptation of Whitney's Houston's catalogue into The Bodyguard, mega-hit Jersey Boys, and of course Dream Lover comprising the instantly recognisable sounds but widely-forgotten story - and legacy - of the multi-talented Bobby Darin. Easy thought it might feel to relegate this musical to the contemporaries of its time, Dream Lover's powerful messages of obstacles overcome, dreams fulfilled and sacrifices for success connect to every audience member. Darin's life, adapted for the stage by Frank Howson, Simon Phillips and Carolyn Burns based on an original concept by Frank and John Michael Howson, seems too dramatic to be real, and this larger-than-life production tames that line between truth and fantasy brilliantly.

BWW Review: PRANCER & VIXEN Give the Gift of Laughter at Melbourne Recital CentreBWW Review: PRANCER & VIXEN Give the Gift of Laughter at Melbourne Recital Centre
December 26, 2017

If you happen to be looking out this December 24th night for the perv in the red suit taking credit for all the presents your parents bought this year and notice the posse pulling the sleigh looking a little anemic, well there's a perfectly logical explanation:

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



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