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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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Apr 09, 18 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

I have 1 double pass for the opening night of SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEETH DOLL, 7:30pm, Friday 13 April at Beenleigh Theatre Group, Cnr of Kent & Crete St, Beenleigh

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

“What is your favourite memory of the Summer?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #SummerOfThe17thDoll), Facebook, or below!

SEASON FROM APRIL 13 – 28
But see it first at the opening night!

SYNOPSIS:

Come experience the seventeenth lay off season in the Leech residence in Ray Lawler’s groundbreaking Australian classic, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll this April.

Each summer for sixteen years Roo (Andrew Alley) and Barney (Ian Johnson) have flown down from the cane fields of North Queensland to the city streets of Carlton, Melbourne to spend the layoff with their sweethearts Olive (Julia Lefik) and Nancy. But on the seventeenth summer everything has changed. Tensions are high when the men arrive after a particularly trying season and Olive has recruited her respect-able work mate Pearl (Clare Wigley) to replace a recently married Nancy. These new circumstances will put their relationships to the test and force them to question the past sixteen summers.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is Beenleigh Theatre Group’s third production of their 2018 season and one you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are valued at $25.00-$35.00 

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

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Lord of the Flies

Jan 08, 18 Lord of the Flies

I have 1 double pass for the opening night of LORD OF THE FLIES, 7:30pm, Friday 19 January at Beenleigh Theatre Group, Cnr of Kent & Crete St, Beenleigh

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

“What three things would you want with you on an uninhabited island?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #LordOfTheFlies), Facebook, or below!

SEASON FROM 19 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY
But see it first at the opening night!

SYNOPSIS:

A tale of endurance, masculinity and mateship, ‘Lord of the Flies’ is set to pack a punch as it crash lands into Beenleigh this January. Starting the New Year with a bang, this production will explode onto stage, thrilling audiences like never before.

True to William Golding’s classic novel that has left an undeniable impact, ‘Lord of the Flies’ has been adapted for stage by Nigel Williams, ready for new spectators. When a group of schoolboys survive a catastrophic plane crash, they find themselves deserted on an uninhabited island without adult supervision. As the group struggles to take control, leaders emerge, testing friendships, mortality and superstitions.

Performance times vary between Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings,
with shows commencing at 7:30 pm (Friday and Sunday) and 6:30 pm (Sundays).

Tickets are valued at $25.00-$35.00 

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Anything Goes

Oct 25, 17 Anything Goes

We have 1 double pass for the opening night of ANYTHING GOES, 7:30pm, Friday 10 November at Beenleigh Theatre Group, Cnr of Kent & Crete St, Beenleigh

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

“In what situation do you just say “Anything Goes!”?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #AnythingGoes), Facebook, or below!

SEASON FROM NOVEMBER 10-25
But see it first at the opening night!

SYNOPSIS:

Docking this November at Beenleigh Theatre Group, ‘Anything Goes’ is set to capture the hearts of audiences as it delivers a highly entertaining and well-known hit musical.

Full to the brim with tap dancing, romantic escapades, gangsters and a cheeky dog, there’s plenty for ages. Follow the love triangles and crazy ventures of Reno Sweeney, Billy Crocker, Moonface Martin, Hope Harcourt and many other memorable characters as we set sail across the Atlantic.

Director, Michael Skelton, says the comedic timing of this play is one of its highlights as there is so much action happening on stage and behind the scenes.

‘Anything Goes’ performs 10-25 November, every Friday and Saturday evening at
7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00pm.

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Cosi

Apr 06, 17 Cosi

We have 1 double pass for the opening night of COSI, 7:30pm, Friday 21 April, at Beenleigh Theatre Group, Cnr of Kent & Crete St, Beenleigh

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

“When do you find that it helps to be a “little crazy”?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #Cosi), Facebook, or below!

SEASON FROM 21 APRIL – 6 MAY
But see it first at the opening night!

SYNOPSIS:

COSI by Louis Nowra

The year is 1971 and as people march in the streets protesting against the Vietnam War a young director named Lewis endeavours to mount a production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte in a small burnt-out theatre on the grounds of a mental institution with a cast of madmen. COSI explores the life lesson that Lewis experiences as his life is touched by these extraordinary people. As his operatic production lurches forward, the audience learn, along with Lewis, that when chasing your dreams it helps to be a little crazy. This play is a poignant look at life through the eyes of patients at an insane asylum. It’s an hilarious take on the madness of creative endeavour and the chaotic terror of getting up there and making a fool of yourself. First produced in 1992, COSI has become one of the most produced Australian plays. Semi-autobiographical in nature, Louis Nowra has written a terrific play about madness, illusion, sanity…and theatre.

Featuring Andrew Alley, Elodie Boal, Benjamin Bray, Bradley Chapman, Aaron Dora, Skyah Lunar Fishpool, Rachel Hunt, Dudley Powell, Brent Schon, Matt Steenson and Jermia Turner

Directed by Timothy Wynn

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