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Friday, January 26, 2018

The Rocky Horror Show – Brisbane by Sonny Clarke

A cult classic. Unique in the fact that it has endured time and format and has still held its plethora of adoring, nay, obsessive fans, The Rocky Horror Show was never going to be defined by…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Bodyguard by Sonny Clarke

A glitzy, kitschy musical version of the 1992 box-office smash hit The Bodyguard opened to high-spirited Brisbane theatre goers over the weekend and proved, much to the surprise of some punt…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Poly-media dance work goes Wireless by Sonny Clarke

With an unsettling clarity on the peculiarities of human behavior (once removed), Wireless proposes that privacy is an invention without a future. Created by Lisa Wilson (Co-Director/ Choreo…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Noises Off by Sonny Clarke

QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) may need to consider installing oxygen masks in the Playhouse to see Brisbane audiences through the June season of Noises Off by Sam Strong (Director…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:20PM
Thursday, June 8, 2017

HeartBeast’s Antigone goes underground. by Sonny Clarke

HeartBeast Theatre have stepped outside of familiar territory with the staging of Antigone, not by choice of production (which is always reliably edgy) but rather by taking things into the u…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The Timekeeper’s Opus by Sonny Clarke

There are only two truths when contemplating a Pentimento offering: firstly, you never know what you are walking in to and secondly, you will love the hell out of whatever you find. The Time…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:59PM
Friday, March 10, 2017

EDC Propels into 2017 by Sonny Clarke

If you haven’t been to an Expressions Dance Company (EDC) show, you are missing some of the most evocative performances in Brisbane; even if dance is not your ‘thing’, actually, especi…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:11PM
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Single Asian Female by Sonny Clarke

Asian-Australians have been part of the cultural fabric of our society for generations, so it is baffling to contemplate the level of racism and ignorance that is still levelled against anyo…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cargo Club at the BrisAsia Festival by Sonny Clarke

An exciting and evocative experience that shouldn’t be missed, the Centre for Australasian Theatre based in Far North Queensland and the multi-cultural collective of Darahrouge from West J…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:35PM
Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Adventures of Yoni 1 and Yoni 2 by Sonny Clarke

Two Yonis, one beautiful, one bashful, fall in love in the Bollywood-style epic, The Adventures of Yoni 1 & Yoni 2. For those not in the know, yoni is the Hindi word for vagina and we qu…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:03PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Night at the Musicals by Sonny Clarke

I’m hopelessly devoted to the gorgeous Le Gateau Chocolat and the super-sexy Jonny Woo and not just because they performed the most outstanding Grease revival to grace the last few decades…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Travelling Sisters by Sonny Clarke

The Travelling Sisters and their motley crew of crazy characters stormed into town (literally) this month for a spin around the Bleaches (behind the scrumptious Bens Burgers in West End). It…

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Women In Voice 2016 by Sonny Clarke

The last time I saw Women in Voice (WIV) was the early nineties when they played at the Sitting Duck Café in West End. From the depths of my time-addle-memory I recall a second-story venue …

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Strong plans for Queensland Theatre, delivers exciting initiatives for QLD Artists by Sonny Clarke

Like a baseball player calling his shot, Sam Strong stepped up to the plate of the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) Artistic Directorial-ship in 2015 with a clear vision for the beloved stat…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Streetcar Named Desire rides into La Boite. by Sonny Clarke

An achingly slow ceiling fan stirs trouble into the pea-soup air of a musty, humid summer on Elysian Fields, the allegorical destination of Blanche Dubois (Bridie Carter) – Elysian, refere…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Hanako – Brisbane Festival by Sonny Clarke

The image of Loie Fuller’s billowing flower-like, pink-hued sleeves captured in the 1896 film La Danze Serpentine by the Lumiere brothers is infamous even a hundred years later. This hypno…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:58PM
Sunday, August 7, 2016

Straight White Men at La Boite by Sonny Clarke

La Boite’s  Straight White Men, now playing at the Roundhouse theatre, seems an unlikely pick for this progressive company – but this is echoed in Young Jean Lee’s genesis for th…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:17PM
Monday, June 27, 2016

We Get It! by Sonny Clarke

Perfectly balanced between provocation and parody, We Get It! (Rachel Perk, Marcel Dorney) burst onto the stage at the Brisbane Powerhouse last week with a brash and pointed reminder about t…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:55PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Slight Ache & The Lover by Sonny Clarke

First performed in 1963, Harold Pinter’s The Lover is a superbly clever play with a fast paced wit that easily entertains the twitter-impaired attention span of today’s audience. Under …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:59PM
Friday, February 26, 2016

Black by Sonny Clarke

Black is a collection of three short contemporary dance works created by the Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and Guangdong Modern Dance Company (GMDC) as part of the Chinese Australian Dance…

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Quartet – QTC by Sonny Clarke

Ageing seems to be all about loss: physical ability, looks, and sharpness-of-mind’ and for those that have known the adoration of ‘the public’, they also lose their talent, their ident…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:56AM
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Brisbane queers and their peers come together at MELT Festival Brisbane 2016 by Sonny Clarke

From Carlotta to Cat Power and everything in between. It’s the time of year again when Brisbane queers and their peers get together and Melt. As Brisbane’s answer to the Mardi Gras festi…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:51PM
Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Trashy Evening With the Retrofuturists by Sonny Clarke

Three trashy little glam-spunks from a distant and glitzy future, gate-crashed the Wonderland Festival at the Powerhouse this month and they came to us with a warning about Tony Abbott and m…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:26PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: The Seagull – QTC by Sonny Clarke

How do you take a work that is comfortably described as sociology; accused by some of being a tad dull; premiered as a flop over one hundred years ago before being rebooted and hailed a clas…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:21PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015

What’s on for Queensland Symphony Orchestra 2016 by Sonny Clarke

I am always surprised at just how excited I am at the launch of a new Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) season program and then disappointed that I have let another year go by. I have to c…

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Monday, July 27, 2015

The Untouchable Juli by Sonny Clarke

Something sensational is happening in Ipswich; a cultural revolution of sorts at the hands of independent theatre company Fractal Theatre and Artistic Director Brenna Lee-Cooney. This is a c…

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Medea at La Boite by Sonny Clarke

A gothic chorus softly sings and chants. It’s dark and ominous, there is a large circle of candles at various stages of annihilation, and inside the circle a heavy oak table supports a mas…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:00AM
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Enoch Exits QTC bound for Sydney Festival by Sonny Clarke

After five ground-breaking years at the helm of Queensland Theatre Company (QTC), the much loved and respected Wesley Enoch has resigned his position to step in as Director of Sydney Festiva…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:20PM
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Review: My Love has a Black Speed Stripe by Sonny Clarke

“Love me, love my Holden. I laid that on the line to the missus before we were spliced.” Perhaps a lost classic on the Australian Literary scene, Henry Williams’ 1973 novel My Love …

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Review: Samson by La Boite Theatre by Sonny Clarke

Samson was developed by emerging playwright Julia Rose-Lewis during her Artist-in-Residence at La Boite in 2013 and is currently in its premiere season under the direction of Kristine Landon…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Sonny Clarke

One late summer evening in the dimmed, pooling light of La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, a brave Ben Schostakowski (director) polishes up the most performed and endeared of Shakespeare plays…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:33PM

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