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View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Australia - Brisbane.


Review: SUNSHINE SUPER GIRL at Brisbane Festival Photo Review: SUNSHINE SUPER GIRL at Brisbane Festival
by Virag Dombay - September 23, 2022

Brisbane Festival's Sunshine Super Girl was a grand slam night of storytelling....
Review: TIDDAS at La Boite Photo Review: TIDDAS at La Boite
by Virag Dombay - September 14, 2022

What did our critic think ofThere is certainly enjoyment to be had while watching Tiddas and a sense of empowerment from it's characters, however, it is another example of a play that needed dramaturgical support in it's adaption from a book to a play; especially a book that some critics have deemed...
Review: FOURTEEN by shake & stir Photo Review: FOURTEEN by shake & stir
by Virag Dombay - September 04, 2022

shake and stir has done it again! Their brand new work Fourteen, adapted from Shannon Molloy's memoir of the same name, is the perfect night at the theatre...
Review: CHARLIE'S AUNT at Growl Theatre Photo Review: CHARLIE'S AUNT at Growl Theatre
by Virag Dombay - August 12, 2022

Growl Theatre’s production of Brandon Thomas’ Charley’s Aunt was a rollicking Victorian romantic farce....
Review: AN IDEAL HUSBAND at La Boite Photo Review: AN IDEAL HUSBAND at La Boite
by Virag Dombay - July 21, 2022

An Ideal Husband creates a commentary on the state of politics today whilst still being raucously funny and delightfully Wilde. In short, a theatrical feast....
Review: THE SUNSHINE CLUB at Queensland Theatre Photo Review: THE SUNSHINE CLUB at Queensland Theatre
by Virag Dombay - July 19, 2022

Queensland Theatre's The Sunshine Club radiates love, the beauty of hope and the power of community whilst not shying away from the inequality and continuous harsh and oppressive reality of racial segregation, violence, and the loss of culture that Indigenous Australians still face today....
BWW Review: 9 TO 5 at QPAC Photo BWW Review: 9 TO 5 at QPAC
by Virag Dombay - May 31, 2022

If you're a big Dolly fan, go for the music and to see her face pop up from time to time. If you liked the movie, 9 to 5 is the perfect slice of nostalgia for you with its time specific sets and costumes thanks to the work of designer Tom Rogers. If you're looking for a good night out being immersed...
BWW Review: COOKED by Digi Youth Arts and The Good Room Photo BWW Review: COOKED by Digi Youth Arts and The Good Room
by Virag Dombay - May 27, 2022

Cooked was a tapestry of stories of resilience, empowerment and mourning....
BWW Review: THE TWITS by Shake & Stir Photo BWW Review: THE TWITS by Shake & Stir
by Virag Dombay - April 23, 2022

shake & stirs' The Twits is sure to nourish all of the senses. Both a visual and aural feast, you and your child do not want to miss this remarkable new piece of theatre for young people....
BWW Review: FACE TO FACE by Playlab Theatre Photo BWW Review: FACE TO FACE by Playlab Theatre
by Virag Dombay - March 26, 2022

Face to Face is a powerful and nuanced look at the current place of First Nations people in our world today. ...
 BWW Review: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY at Ipswich Little Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY at Ipswich Little Theatre
by Virag Dombay - March 21, 2022

Ipswich Little Theatre's The Games People Play: A Season of One Act Plays is a night of laughter, wit and lots of murder....
Review | SEVEN METHODS OF KILLING KYLIE JENNER at La Boite Photo Review | SEVEN METHODS OF KILLING KYLIE JENNER at La Boite
by Virag Dombay - March 05, 2022

Seven Methods of Killing Kyle Jenner is a thought-provoking analysis of how oppressive appropriation can be of race, gender and sexuality. ...
Review | SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES by The Little Red Company Photo Review | SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES by The Little Red Company
by Virag Dombay - February 19, 2022

A slice of nostalgia that brings the heat, Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves relieves the joy and heat of the Sister Act soundtracks whilst nourishing the soul...
BWW Review: THE WIDER EARTH at Princess Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WIDER EARTH at Princess Theatre
by Virag Dombay - February 17, 2022

Dead Puppet Society's The Wider Earth breathes a new life into the life of arguable the most famous naturalist of our time....
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at QPAC Photo BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at QPAC
by Virag Dombay - January 20, 2022

An American in Paris does what it expects to do, it takes you away into a world of technicolour and jazz and then returns you feeling a bit better than before. Whilst the story lacks, technically it's divine. And in this case, that's enough....
BWW Review: CIRCUS IN A TEACUP by Vulcana Circus Photo BWW Review: CIRCUS IN A TEACUP by Vulcana Circus
by Virag Dombay - December 17, 2021

Last night I went to the opening night of Vulcana Circus's Circus in a Teacup, a show which came about as a result of a collaboration between Vulcana Circus, Brisbane Domestic Violence Service and Micah Projects. The cast features both circus members and survivors of gender-based abuse to tell thei...
BWW Review: CHRISTMAS ACTUALLY by The Little Red Company Photo BWW Review: CHRISTMAS ACTUALLY by The Little Red Company
by Virag Dombay - December 15, 2021

The Little Red Company's production of Christmas Actually is a joyous, toe-tapping evening of theatre that provides us with the wholesome, festive content that we need....
BWW Review: LESBIAN LOVE STORIES at Wynnum Fringe Photo BWW Review: LESBIAN LOVE STORIES at Wynnum Fringe
by Virag Dombay - November 22, 2021

Created by The Local Lesbians, Lesbian Love Stories is a joyous yet occasionally heartbreaking depiction of sapphic tales from around the world...
BWW Review: GREASE by the Musical Theatre students of the Queensland Conservatorium Photo BWW Review: GREASE by the Musical Theatre students of the Queensland Conservatorium
by Virag Dombay - November 10, 2021

The Musical Theatre Students of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University's production of Grease was of a high calibre, but the weight of its outdated message was too heavy to ignore...
BWW Review: AWAY at La Boite Photo BWW Review: AWAY at La Boite
by Virag Dombay - October 30, 2021

Set in the 1960s, first performed in the 1980s, Away is an Australian classic which tells the story of three stories woven together with an embedded Shakespearean text of A Midsummer Night's Dream and ending with a passage from King Lear. Filled with pop culture references to going away, it's a show...
BWW Review: FOURTHCOMING by shake & stir Photo BWW Review: FOURTHCOMING by shake & stir
by Virag Dombay - October 29, 2021

shake & stir's Fourthcoming is refreshing, joyous and innovative. If you love reality tv or if you want to experience a night of sexyness, laughter and exquisite stagecraft and writing, this is the show for you....
BWW Review: MAZE by The Naughty Corner Collective Photo BWW Review: MAZE by The Naughty Corner Collective
by Virag Dombay - September 30, 2021

Presented by The Naughty Corner Collective, DPS Academy with Dead Puppet Society and Brisbane Powerhouse, MAZE is a visually striking hybrid form of theatre which brings to new light the story of The Bastard Beast of Crete....
BWW Review: LET'S BE FRIENDS FUREVER at The Good Room Photo BWW Review: LET'S BE FRIENDS FUREVER at The Good Room
by Virag Dombay - September 22, 2021

The Good Room's Let's Be Friends Furever is a cozy, heartfelt blanket for both canines and humans. Presented as a series of vignettes, this work shares the true stories of dog owners past and present and how having a furry four-legged creature as their pet has profoundly impacted their lives. These ...
BWW Review: AUNTIE'S FIAFIA NIGHT by Cassus Circus Photo BWW Review: AUNTIE'S FIAFIA NIGHT by Cassus Circus
by Virag Dombay - September 10, 2021

Directed by Natano Fa'anana, in collaboration with local Pasifika community groups, Auntie's Fiafia Night is a colourful, vibrant and energetic celebration of Polynesian culture, legends and art....
BWW Review: DEMOLITION by Polytoxic Photo BWW Review: DEMOLITION by Polytoxic
by Virag Dombay - September 08, 2021

Making its world premiere at Brisbane Festival, Polytoxic’s Demolition is an explosive construction-site cabaret written by women, performed by women about what it is to be a woman and more specifically, a woman of colour in the twenty-first century....