Brian Thomson News

 
Birth Place:
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Bio:
Born and educated in Sydney, Australia Brian studied architecture before venturing into theatre design. He was invited to London to design Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre then designed the original productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Bio:
Born and educated in Sydney, Australia Brian studied architecture before venturing into theatre design. He was invited to London to design Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre then designed the original productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture ... (read complete bio)
BWW REVIEW: 45 Years After Her Debut, Betty Blokk-Buster Returns To The Stage With BE Photo BWW REVIEW: 45 Years After Her Debut, Betty Blokk-Buster Returns To The Stage With BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER REIMAGINED Now Starring Josh Quong Tart
by Jade Kops - Jan 14, 2020

The cabaret character that changed Australian theatre when she first appeared in 1975 is revived and reinvented for the 21st century in BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER REIMAGINED.

BWW REVIEW: Jonathan Biggins Delivers A Delightful Masterclass In Dramatic Physicalit Photo BWW REVIEW: Jonathan Biggins Delivers A Delightful Masterclass In Dramatic Physicality In KRAPP'S LAST TAPE
by Jade Kops - Dec 1, 2019

Theatre heavyweight Jonathan Biggins takes on Samuel Beckett's weighty short work KRAPP'S LAST TAPE in a wonderful performance for Red Line Productions. 

KRAPPS LAST TAPE Will Come to the Old Fitzroy Theatre Photo KRAPPS LAST TAPE Will Come to the Old Fitzroy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019

To close their highly successful and diverse 2019 season at the Old Fitz Theatre, Red Line Productions presents a Samuel Beckett classic, Krapp's Last Tape, playing from 26 November to 14 December. Internationally acclaimed director Gale Edwards directs the extraordinary Jonathan Biggins in Beckett's glorious dance between performer and tape recorder.

STARSTRUCK - The Stage Musical Comes to NIDA Photo STARSTRUCK - The Stage Musical Comes to NIDA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Garry McQuinn and NIDA (Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art) have announced a collaborative partnership to produce the musical STARSTRUCK. Both organisations are keen to support the development of new Australian musicals: NIDA assisted as a platform to workshop the draft material in 2018 with students engaged with industry practitioners in a studio presentation. Following further development from writer Mitchell Butel and Hilary Bell, the piece will be realised under the direction of Kim Hardwick as a fully-staged performance as part of the NIDA October 2019 Season of Student Productions, co-produced with Garry's company RGM Productions in association with Palm Beach Pictures.

Australian Theatre Royalty Tony Sheldon Celebrates 2000 Shows Photo Australian Theatre Royalty Tony Sheldon Celebrates 2000 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

On Wednesday 31 October 2018, Australian theatre royalty, Tony Sheldon will celebrate his 2000 show milestone in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as sassy desert queen, Bernadette.

BWW Review: FAITH HEALER at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Photo BWW Review: FAITH HEALER at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Sep 29, 2018

The Fantastic Francis Hardy claims to be a faith healer, but he could just be a con artist.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland Photo PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

After playing 135 cities in 29 different countries around the world, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will sashay into the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 26 September 2018 for the show's Queensland premiere season.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland Photo PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens For First Time In Queensland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

After playing 135 cities in 29 different countries around the world, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will sashay into the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 26 September 2018 for the show's Queensland premiere season.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Producer to Workshop STARSTRUCK Musical Adaptation Photo PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Producer to Workshop STARSTRUCK Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

According to TimeOut, producer Gary McQuinn, best known for bringing the Australian film Priscilla Queen of the Desert to the stage, his hard at work on another adaptation project, this time tacking 1982 film Starstruck.

Australian Film STARSTRUCK Will Be Turned Into A Stage Musical Photo Australian Film STARSTRUCK Will Be Turned Into A Stage Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Photo VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Sunday Night With Bill Crews
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

Broadway and West End stars Tony Sheldon is currently starring in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia. The actor stopped by to chat with Rev. Bill Crews for his radio show Sunday Night with Bill Crews. Sheldon talked about the show, its significance, and his own career thus far.

Home And Away's Ray Meagher Joins The Cast Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Photo Home And Away's Ray Meagher Joins The Cast Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Strewth! Everyone's favourite flamin' galah, Ray Meagher, will reprise his role as outback mechanic "Bob" in the 10th anniversary celebration tour of homegrown musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The treasured Australian actor, who recently notched up 30 years as Home and Away's Alf Stewart, will swap Summer Bay for the Queensland stage, joining the cast of Priscilla for the musical's Brisbane run at Lyric Theatre, QPAC beginning 26th September. Ray takes over from veteran actor Robert Grubb who will down tools at the end of the Adelaide season after more than eight months on the road.

BWW REVIEW: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL, The Fabulously Funny Ultimate Photo BWW REVIEW: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL, The Fabulously Funny Ultimate Roadtrip Story Returns To Sydney On The 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour
by Jade Kops - May 19, 2018

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL, the heart warming and hilarious story of acceptance, understanding and friendship returns to Sydney in a flurry of sequins, feathers and fabulously high hair.

Review Roundup: Tony Sheldon Led PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tour Photo Review Roundup: Tony Sheldon Led PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Australia's most successful homegrown musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is back to packed houses at Melbourne's Regent Theatre. Let's see what the critics have to say!

Exclusive: Tony Sheldon Leads 'I Will Survive' in Australia's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE  Photo Exclusive: Tony Sheldon Leads 'I Will Survive' in Australia's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2018

Australia's most successful homegrown musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is back to packed houses at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! Watch in the video below as Tony Nominee Tony Sheldon leads the chorus in 'I Will Survive!'

Nominees Announced For The 53rd Annual Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards Photo Nominees Announced For The 53rd Annual Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

The 2017 nominees for the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced. These annual awards are regarded amongst the most valued and prestigious in the South African performing arts industry. This year's ceremony will take place on 18 March at 17:30 at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town and promises to be an 'Elegantly Extravagant' evening.

Photo Flash: Tony Sheldon Returns to His Tony Nominated Roots in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF  Photo Photo Flash: Tony Sheldon Returns to His Tony Nominated Roots in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Australia's most successful homegrown musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is previewing to packed houses at Melbourne's Regent Theatre ahead of its official ' pink carpet ' gala opening this Tuesday 30 January. The gala marks the 175 opening night for the iconic hit show, which has travelled to 135 cities in 29 countries around the world since it premiered in Australia a decade ago.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Return to Australia on Tour! Photo PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Return to Australia on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Australia's most successful homegrown musical , Priscilla Queen of the Desert , is previewing to packed houses at Melbourne's Regent Theatre ahead of its official " pink carpet " gala opening this Tuesday 30 January . th The gala marks the 175 opening night for the iconic hit show , which has travelled to 135 cities in 29 countries around the world since it premiered in Australia a decade ago .

Winners Announced for the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards Photo Winners Announced for the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

At a star-studded ceremony tonight, the winners of the 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with 37 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2017. Over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre.

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; PRISCILLA Wins Best Photo Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards; PRISCILLA Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!

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