News and What’s On: this Week in Queensland Theatre November 22-28

22 November, 2010 by No Comments

What’s On
Check company websites for more details, including show times

Opening:
Trolley Boys by Alex Cullen at !Metro Arts Sue Benner Theatre (from Tuesday)
Furious Angels by David Burton Dir Travis Dowling: Empire Theatre Toowoomba (Thursday and Friday only) | Greenroom REVIEW
Brisbane Independent Theatre Sampler (Thurs – Sat)
QPDA Finalists – Play Readings at Bille Brown Studio (Fri – Sat)

Continuing:
Grimm Tales adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and dramatised by Tim Supple, Dir Michael Futcher, Queensland Theatre Company at Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Prydon Pairs a new Australian musical based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Vicki Millar, Dir Tim O’Connor, Harvest Rain Theatre (Interns) at Mina Parade Warehouse, Alderley

News

With something of a gulp, we notice the year ticking away, with Christmas a little over a month away. News right here was of a silly hack of our site during the week. It’s now fixed, thanks to the good guys at A2 Web Hosting (see their logo over on the side there). If you are looking for a web host for your own blog, you couldn’t do better in our humble opinion.

La Boite launches its Season 2011 on Monday – possibly the last cab off the rank in terms of announcements for next year’s annual seasons. It will be fascinating to see what David Berthold has planned for the year ahead.

We wrote last week about the Wasserstein Prize furore in the US. The outcry at no play’s being deemed worthy this year for the prize resulted in the panel’s decision to review their decision. There’s no news yet but, as with most of these things, there is more to this than meets the eye.  There was a thoughtful follow-up interview by Adam Feldman for Time Out with one of the jurors, Victoria Bayley. It’s worth a read to get the other side of the picture.

Greenroom now tweets out a daily digest called Greenroom Asides of the tweets posted by us and those we follow. If you are on Twitter and follow Greenroom (you do, don’t you?) you will already have seen these as they flow in during the day; they contain some of the best theatre-related links you’ll find anywhere. You can also read them all gathered together  here in an online newspaper or magazine format, complete with images. You might care to subscribe to Greenroom Asides if you don’t tweet …