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Monday, December 11, 2017

A Very Naughty Christmas by Jemma Lanyon

Reading the promo material from Understudy Productions, I quickly get the impression that A Very Naughty Christmas is a raunchy Christmas cabaret. Chatting to actor and comedian Emily Vascot…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:57PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Last Five Years in one night by Jemma Lanyon

Meet Jamie and Cathy. Jamie is a budding writer, Cathy is an aspiring actress. In love and in their early 20s, their future together sparkles with potential. Jamie begins telling their story…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:56AM
Saturday, September 9, 2017

[title of show] dreams big at Hayward Studios by Jemma Lanyon

[title of show] is a musical about two men, two nobodies, in New York who dream of achieving Broadway fame with their very own original musical. During its original run the writers of the sh…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:36PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Double-Bill, He Dreamed a Train and Eve at the Powerhouse by Jemma Lanyon

Much of my favourite theatre over the past year or so has been independent theatre at the Powerhouse (shout-out to Blue Bones and True West). Margi Brown-Ash’s double-bill, He Dreamed a Tr…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:35PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1984 by Jemma Lanyon

Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan’s award winning adaptation of George Orwell’s spookily prescient classic 1984 comes to QPAC. In a dystopian future world, Winston Smith is the everyman w…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:54PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lady Beatle is Spot On   by Jemma Lanyon

It’s fifty years to the day the Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band– a very fitting time for the opening of The Little Red Company’s…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:28PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Belonging, Death, and Women in the Arts – In Conversation with Margi Brown Ash. by Jemma Lanyon

Brisbane’s own playwright and actor, Margi Brown Ash, presents a double bill of her shows He Dreamed a Train and Eve. The first show, He Dreamed a Train, is about belonging. “We ha…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:15PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Layperson’s Night at the Orchestra – QSO Haydn and Sibelius. by Jemma Lanyon

As part of their Maestro series, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents Haydn and Sibelius. Robert Trevino is a rapidly emerging American conductor and is making his Australian debut as …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:03PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Disney on Ice presents a Frozen Morning Tea by Jemma Lanyon

This winter, Disney on Ice brings the blockbuster family favourite Frozen to life where it should be – on ice. The beloved animated characters Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, will…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:14PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

QSO Shines Bright with Stars in its 70th Year by Jemma Lanyon

2017 is a landmark year for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in many ways. It’s their 7oth birthday and the official commencement of Alondra de la Parra’s appointment as the new Musical…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:40PM
Monday, March 13, 2017

James Rowland on the startling Every Brilliant Thing by Jemma Lanyon

Actor James Rowland has come from the UK to Brisbane – it’s his first time in this city, but not the country. Following a week of previews in London, he’s here to perform in Duncan…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:10PM
Monday, February 27, 2017

West End to Broadway in the Reservoir: The Movie Musicals by Jemma Lanyon

West End to Broadway in the Reservoir: The Movie Musicals is well explained by its title. It’s a concert of musical theatre songs from well-known movies musicals and Underground Opera pres…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:26PM
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Boys of Sondheim at the MELT Festival by Jemma Lanyon

Sondheim is probably the most well known and respected contemporary writer of musical theatre, and he has long been openly gay. Performed by five men as part of MELT 2017 at Brisbane Powerho…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:00PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Orpheus and Eurydice – Blue Roo Theatre by Jemma Lanyon

Opera Queensland and Blue Roo Theatre Company joined forces to create a production of Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice (fun fact:  this is the opera parodied so perfectly by Offenbach�…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:46PM
Monday, November 21, 2016

Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious by Jemma Lanyon

Craig Robinson is an American actor/comedian best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on The Office, and for movies such as Hot Tub Time Machine, The Pine-Apple Express and Knocked up.  Ro…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:40PM
Monday, October 3, 2016

Singin’ in the Rain – Brisbane Season by Jemma Lanyon

Singin’ in the Rain is one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, and a glossy stage production is now making a splash in Brisbane after seasons around the country. Welcome to 192…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:20PM
Monday, September 26, 2016

Sam Strong Launches QTC’s 2017 Programme by Jemma Lanyon

Taking over from Wesley Enoch as Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company late last year, Sam Strong delivered Wesley’s last season throughout 2016. There is anticipation crackling…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:07AM
Sunday, August 28, 2016

True West – Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre by Jemma Lanyon

Lee and Austin are brothers, but you’d never guess it. Both have taken very different paths in life. Austin, the younger, went to an Ivy League school, worked hard to become a writer a…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:37PM
Monday, August 1, 2016

Bad Jews – Brisbane season by Jemma Lanyon

The night of their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish cousins (and one of their girlfriends) are spending the night together in a small New York apartment. In the midst of grief, their st…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:23PM
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mens Rea: The Shifter’s Intent by Jemma Lanyon

Mens Rea: The Shifter’s Intent is a contemporary dance piece performed and choreographed by Raghav Handa. Mens rea means ‘guilty mind’ in Latin. In a legal context, it means intent. Ir…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:02PM
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hanuman: The Tale Behind the Name by Jemma Lanyon

Hanuman, a cheeky child monkey, gets impatient when his mother takes too long finding mangoes for him in the forest. In his hunger, he mistakes the sun for a giant mango and tries to eat it,…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:55PM
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Brisbane Artists Nominees for Helpmann Awards. by Jemma Lanyon

The 2016 Helpmann Award Nominees were announced on Monday with simultaneous events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. With Tim Minchin’s musical Matilda garnering th…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:23AM
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Little Shop Open for Business by Jemma Lanyon

Quintessential nice guy Seymour works in a failing florist on skid row. He is hapless, invisible and helplessly in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey, until one day he discovers a mys…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:48AM
Saturday, June 4, 2016

I See Me & Meryl Streep: Interview with Alexandra Keddie by Jemma Lanyon

Meet a 17 year-old girl who doesn’t feel she is like her peers. She doesn’t watch Home and Away or have posters of Zac Efron on her wall. Instead, she watches Sophie’s Choice and has …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:40AM
Friday, June 3, 2016

Switzerland by Jemma Lanyon

There is a low hum of people getting to their seats, laughing, settling, catching up with family and friends – suddenly the theatre is plunged into darkness. For several seconds there …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:42PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Love and Information – Underground Productions by Jemma Lanyon

Underground Productions, the student theatre company at the University of Queensland, is the latest in Australia tackle Caryl Churchill’s 2012 play Love and Information after last year…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:30PM
Monday, May 23, 2016

Jenny Wynter in Viking Mama! by Jemma Lanyon

Jenny is a Viking mama of three. She keeps a blog about the everyday battles she faces as a parent: from mustering the fortitude to get out of bed, to shopping with children who constantly w…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:30PM

Gutenberg! The Musical! by Jemma Lanyon

Theatremakers bring this semi-historical, entirely hilarious Gutenberg! The Musical! to life for Brisbane’s Anywhere Theatre Festival 2016. Broadway wannabies Bud Davenport and Doug Simon …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:11AM
Saturday, May 14, 2016

QTC Makes Much Ado About Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversay by Jemma Lanyon

It has been 33 years since Queensland Theatre Company last produced Much Ado About Nothing, so it’s high time Brisbane had a professional production of Shakespeare’s masterful comedy. Sp…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 03:39AM
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ballet Preljocaj – Snow White by Jemma Lanyon

When the Queensland Performing Arts Centre first opened its doors in 1985, Angelin Preljocaj was founding a ballet company with two other dancers on the other side of the world in France. To…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:48PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Concerto for Harmony and Presto by Jemma Lanyon

Harmony (Liz Skitch) loves to sing and dance. Her family has fallen upon hard times, but instead of selling their gramophone as planned, she sets it up in the street and begins to busk. Just…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:31PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards