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Empire
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New York City sparkles in burlesque Empire

Burlesque may conjure up images of a spangled Dita Von Teese, but the art form has a far lengthier history than the modern movements of the raven-haired femme fatale. The dramatic theatrical works of burlesque have been performed since the late 17th century, though certainly these affairs were not as saucy as they may be today. Brisbane audiences will soon be able to enjoy a range of interpretations of traditional burlesque when Empire comes to town. more

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See the A Clockwork Orange performed on stage
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See the A Clockwork Orange performed on stage

When Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange was first released in 1962, the novel sparked outcry in its native Britain. The read was heavy with violence, greed, manipulation, aggression and power, and was met with opposition almost immediately. Despite its dark plotlines, the novel is today largely lauded as literary genius and can be enjoyed in its latest incarnation as a theatrical production at QPAC. more

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Animal Farm at QPAC
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See George Orwell’s Animal Farm at QPAC

'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others' is perhaps the most famous (and revealing) line from George Orwell's literary piece, Animal Farm. The allegorical novel is renowned for being one of the world's most admired political critiques and is now about to return to QPAC's stage in a theatrical version. more

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Enjoy testosterone-charged theatre with Sons of Sin
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Enjoy testosterone-charged theatre with Sons of Sin

In an age of increasing hair gel usage and metrosexuality, the lines of what constitutes manliness can be somewhat blurry. It's this confusing territory that is traipsed in the latest theatrical production to arrive on stage at Fortitude Valley's Judith Wright Centre, Sons of Sin – a foray into the definition of a modern man. more


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La Boite Indie Part 1
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Vote for best show at La Boite Indie

Reality television has infiltrated TV sets to the extent that it is now hard to remember life without it. From lifestyle cooking shows to profiling groups of hard-partiers at various shores around the world, reality television holds a prominence on screen that has now infiltrated the stage. In an interesting twist on the theatrical sphere, La Boite will soon be employing the voting techniques associated with reality television with the return of the first part of the 2013 Indie Season. more

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Nick Earls' World of Chickens visits Metro Arts
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Nick Earls’ World of Chickens visits Metro Arts

Nick Earls is one of Brisbane’s best-known writers. Armed with pen and paper, he has managed to successfully capture a sense of the Brisbane community and its locals since the late 1980s. In 2001 Nick released World of Chickens, a story that explores friendship, family, love and ambition and all set within a suburban takeaway joint. The tale is staged around the life of two medical students, working their way through uni with a job at Ron Todd’s World of Chickens. It explores the two lads’ complicated and awkward relationship with the owner, Ron Todd, his daughter Sophie and wife Zel. Metro Arts’ version of the tale is the debut production of Short Case Theatre Company, which is a theatre initiative made up of junior doctors and doctors-in training. All proceeds from the stage will go towards the work of the University of Queensland’s Medical Society… more

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Embrace regrets at I Should Have Drunk More Champagne
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Embrace regrets at I Should Have Drunk More Champagne

It doesn't have to be a drunken dalliance, but rather it could be a simple error in judgement that forms your biggest regret. Over the course of a lifetime, you’re bound to accrue quite a few regrets. A new performance piece at Metro Arts seeks us to embrace them rather than run away, heads bowed in shame. more

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Trivia at Brisbane Arts Theatre
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Enjoy life’s Trivia at Brisbane Arts Theatre

A night immersed in trivia seems to be replacing a casual tipple on weekdays (or weekends if you are all the more dedicated). The theoretical team sport that tests your wits can be found played regularly around Brisbane, from local RSLs to destinations that are a little cooler, like Archive Beer Boutique. The current obsession with the simple quiz has inspired the creation of the production Trivia. The plot follows a group of friends who form a team to compete in their local trivia competition, all the while learning life lessons in the process. Trivia will be performed at Brisbane Arts Theatre from March 23 to April 20. more

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Horse around at equestrian ballet Cavalia
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Horse around at equestrian ballet Cavalia

Alexander the Great was renowned for his relationship with his horse. Legend states that the wild beast Bucephalus was tamed by the brave Alexander to become a magnificent (and dutiful) creature, that partnered the royal in many a great battle. While no longer does a rider sit astride his horse and charge across the battlefield, the tie between man and horse has long been a treasured one. more

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Take a drink at La Boite's pop-up bar
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Take a drink at La Boite’s pop-up bar

Patrons of the arts may desire to indulge in a tipple this weekend with the arrival of La Boite’s swish pop-up bar. Constructed by design firm Wrightson Stewart, the suave drinking den was erected to coincide with the arrival of the Holding the Man production at La Boite Theatre. The bar’s interior was inspired by the set of the play, with large mirrors, theatre lights and a wall of memorabilia (in ode to the characters) installed. The VIP area is available to enjoy only by patrons who have taken up one of the limited Holding the Man VIP tickets available – these include entry to the bar, reserved seating, two complimentary drinks and a free show program. @ La Boite, March 5–9 and 15–16 more

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Join the theatrical discussion at World Theatre Festival
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Join the theatrical discussion at World Theatre Festival

Brisbane Powerhouse is revered for its celebrations of the arts from around the world. Like a lively museum exhibition, plays, theatrical productions, musicians, dancing and comedy interweave with each other in the single destination. This week the World Theatre Festival returns to the cultural hub, presenting a display of the globe’s latest and greatest theatrical pieces. more