X-STACY

Sep 11, 19 X-STACY

I have 2 x double passes for the opening night of X-STACY, 7:30pm Friday 11 October, at Ron Hurley Theatre, Seven Hills

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What is your favourite memory of the 90s?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #XStacy, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 11-13 OCTOBER

SYNOPSIS:

X-STACY is a play about the struggles of adolescence, the challenges of life and the need for love and family. Written by Queensland playwright, Margery Forde, the play is returning to the Brisbane stage this September, over 20 years since it was first performed at La Boite Theatre.

Set in the 90s, but with timeless themes and life lessons, X-STACY is an important experience for young people, as well as their parents and families alike. Past audiences continue to comment on the relevance and necessity of this theatrical experience in today’s world.

When his younger sister, Stacy, wants to check out the rave scene, Ben knows he’ll have to watch out for her. And tonight she’s going to drop her first ecstasy pill. Later, as Ben struggles to forgive himself, his mother retreats into the Church. But the time will come when both must face the truth about what really happened that night. 

https://www.x-stacy.com

Tickets from $35 each and are available from https://www.stickytickets.com.au/88855/xstacy.aspx

Thanks to the Salad Bowl Collective

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Henry IV Part 1

Aug 08, 19 Henry IV Part 1

I have 2 x double passes for HENRY IV PART 1, for the Opening Gala Night Friday 23 August 7:30pm at The Amphitheatre, Roma St Parklands

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What would entice you to give up your throne”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #Hazza4, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 23 AUGUST – 8 SEPTEMBER

SYNOPSIS:

The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble returns to the stunning Roma Street Parkland with Shakespeare’s much-loved Henry IV Part 1.

King Henry risked everything to take the crown, but now, under threat from former allies and foreign enemies, it sits uneasily. To make matters worse, his rebellious son, Prince Hal, is spending all his time in the seediest pubs of London with a troupe of petty criminals led by that corrupter of youth, Sir John Falstaff. As Henry’s enemies unite and the threat of war approaches, we’re drawn into an epic tale of family and friendship, rivalry and redemption.

As much a drunken comedy and coming-of-age drama as it is a history, Henry IV Part 1is sure to delight and excite Shakespeare lovers and newcomers alike!

The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble is proud to partner with the Red CrossARAFMI Ltd, and Communify to present the A Night at the Theatre initiative.

For more details and ticketing:
http://www.qldshakespeare.org/henry4part1.html

Thanks to Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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Backwards Broadway

Jul 09, 19 Backwards Broadway

I have 2 x double passes for BACKWARDS BROADWAY, redeemable for any show during the season running Friday 19 July – Sunday 11 August, at Neverland Theatre, Northlakes.

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What broadway show would you like to star in?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #BackwardsBroadway, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 19 JULY – 11 AUGUST

SYNOPSIS:

First presented by MBTC in 2018, Backwards Broadway embraces the 
diversity we see in the world. As such, the production presents a  
unique twist: the opportunity to experience famous Broadway songs  
performed by the opposite gender. The show brings together 20 local  
singers, dancers and actors to present performances from hit Broadway  
musicals including Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Mean  
Girls, Hairspray and many more.

Moreton Bay Theatre Company is an independent, not-for-profit theatre  
company based in North Lakes, Queensland. MBTC provides a safe and  
supportive environment for all to participate in theatre and  
performance in all its guises. A portion of the ticket revenue will be  
dontaed to Headspace Redcliffe.

Ticket prices range from $20-35 each and are available from  
www.mbtc.com.au or at the box office at NeverLand Theatre, 5A/4-6  
Burke Crescent, North Lakes.

Thanks to Moreton Bay Theatre Company

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Wondered

Apr 23, 19 Wondered

I have 1 x double pass for the opening night of WONDERED, Friday 10 May, 6pm, at The Sideshow, West End.

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“Who is your favourite Alice in Wonderland character?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #Wondered, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 10-17 MAY

SYNOPSIS:

Enter the darkest parts of your imagination and join Alice as she returns to Wonderland again.

Winner of over 40 awards across the 2015 Southeast Queensland Drama Festival Circuit, including Best New Australian Script, ‘Wondered’ is excited to be returning to the stage for six performances only. As part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival and hosted by The Sideshow in Brisbane’s West End, this event is guaranteed to deliver the same amount of madness it achieved on its last tour.

Inspired by the original tale of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, ‘Wondered’ is a reimagining of this beloved and classic story. Interrogating conventional fairy-tales and retelling events from the “Mad” Hatter’s perspective, this contemporary one-act play promises a night of fun, twists and most importantly, tea.

For ticketing head along to https://anywhere.is/listings/wondered/

Thanks to Mirra Ball Productions

http://www.wonderedplay.com/

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The Blood Votes

Nov 05, 18 The Blood Votes

I have 2 x double passes for THE BLOOD VOTES, Friday 9 November, 7:30pm, at The Holy Trinity Hall, Fortitude Valley

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What would you like a referendum on?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #TheBloodVotes, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 7-11 NOVEMBER

SYNOPSIS:

The Blood Votes, a new play by Michael Futcher (A Beautiful LifeThe Drowning Bride) brings to life the divisive and at times violent conscription debates of 1916 and 1917. It asks us to consider enforced participation in war through the eyes of mothers, sons, serving soldiers, workers on the home front, and religious and political groups.

Two referendum questions were narrowly voted down by the Australian public. The vivid debate that accompanied the votes brought important issues of “home front” life into dramatic focus: the essential character of the conflict, the nature of citizenship and public duty, government and democracy in war time, and the dreadful personal toll of the ‘Great War’ that was then entering its third year.

The Blood Votes is made possible through a partnership between QSE and the University of Queensland Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and funding from the Queensland Government.

For more details and ticketing: http://www.qldshakespeare.org/bloodvotes.html

Thanks to Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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Hamlet + Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Aug 22, 18 Hamlet + Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

I have 1 x double pass for both HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, for the Opening Gala Night Saturday 25 August 7:30pm for R & G or Sunday 26 August 6pm for Hamlet, at The Amphitheatre, Roma St Parklands

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“Tell me which show you want to go to (R & G on Sat night, or Hamlet on Sun night), and what you love most about Shakespeare!”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag QSEinRep#, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 23 AUGUST – 9 SEPTEMBER

SYNOPSIS:

“WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE, BUT KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE…”

This Spring QSE returns to the gorgeous Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre, but this time things are a little different…

An Ensemble of 15 actors will present Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in ‘rep’: alternating shows each night with actors playing the same role in both plays! A first for the company.

Prince Hamlet is having a rough time. After his father’s death, he is overlooked for the crown in favour of the guy who killed his Dad and, even worse, married his mum. Caught between cultures and philosophies, Hamlet careens between paralysis and unconsidered action. Part philosopher, part improvised explosive device, Hamlet is the anti-hero we are all afraid we might become, and secretly want to. Inspired by Hamlet and a classic in its own right Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead sees 2 ‘minor’ characters take centre stage. Witness the comic horror as these ordinary folks vacillate between witty banter and philosophical ponderings on the point of their existence all while being flung in and out of the orbit of the Prince of Denmark. “It’s a tale for anyone who has ever felt out of their depth and in over their head… so everyone really!” says Director Rebecca Murphy

Both shows will include live music by QSE’s always popular band, make use of the magical atmosphere of the Parkland and be delivered with QSE’s trademark accessibility, clarity and wit.

The company will once again be running its community initiatives A Night At The Theatre (ANATT) and Relaxed Performance. First run in 2016 ANATT invites patrons to make a donation of the price of a ticket, QSE then works with community partners Australian Red Cross​, Communify​, and Arafmi Queensland​ to share tickets with people who might not have otherwise been able to experience live theatre. A Relaxed Performance of Hamlet will be held at 2pm on Sept 1st. Relaxed performances are designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including, but not limited to, individuals with
sensory sensitivity; click here for more information.

For more details and ticketing: http://www.qldshakespeare.org/hamlet.html

Thanks to Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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