This Week in Queensland Theatre: March 8-14

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The big wet continues in the south-east and west of the state. Wonder how, if at all, this has affected box-office figures for companies.

There’s one week to go for Hamlet for La Boite and The Little Dog Laughed for Queensland Theatre Company; both close on Saturday. Avenue Q at QPAC has had an extension to its season.

Click the date on Greenroom’s home page calendar to go to more details on each event.

Opening:

Flicking the Flint by Kate Lee !Metro Arts Independents (Brisbane) – Tuesday

Macbeth by William Shakespeare Jute Theatre (Cairns) – Thursday

Continuing:

Avenue Q the Australian touring production at QPAC (Brisbane)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare dir David Berthold at the Roundhouse (Brisbane)  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane dir Michael Gow at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

Other:

Staging Lives: in conversation with Michael Gow, Will Eno, and David Williamson. State Library of Queensland – Tuesday.

See QSE’s training program which continues throughout the month (Brisbane)

It’s QPAC’s 25th Birthday this year.  While you’re on the South Bank in Brisbane head into the Tony Gould Gallery for the QPAC 25 Exhibition.

… and check out the recently-opened Edge space further upstream – near the fabulous GOMA.

This Week in Queensland Theatre: March 1-7

Avenue Q
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Another quiet week.  It’s mid-season for Hamlet and The Little Dog Laughed with two weeks of their seasons left.

Continuing:

Avenue Q the Australian touring production at QPAC.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare dir David Berthold at the Roundhouse.  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane dir Michael Gow at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

Other:

Check out QSE’s training program which continues throughout the month.
Play-briefing Thom Pain Queensland Theatre Company at Bille Brown Studio (Monday).  Writer Will Eno in attendance.

This Week in Queensland Theatre: February 22-28

Looking over Brisbane's South Bank
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It’s a quiet-ish week in Brisbane after a flurry of recent opening nights, industry events, and festivals.

The much-heralded Australian production of Avenue Q strolled into town last week for a season, and is playing at QPAC.

Continuing:

Hamlet by William Shakespeare dir David Berthold at the Roundhouse.  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane dir Michael Gow at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

Other:

Artistic Director Michael Gow announces he will leave Queensland Theatre Company in August after more than 10 years.  He will pursue his career as a freelance writer, director and will retain his association with the Company in this capacity.

This Week in Queensland Theatre: February 15-21

Cover of "Hamlet"
Cover of Hamlet

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The National Play Festival is in town with a huge range of readings, workshops and presentations.  You can get the details on their terrific website.   Hamlet and The Little Dog Laughed continue for La Boite and Queensland Theatre Company respectively.  Blog discussions on both productions can be found by following the links to posts in Greenroom’s live feed column on the home page.  Incidentally, you might be interested in this poster which just popped up out of nowhere; it’s from the the 2000 film production of Hamlet in which Ethan Hawke appeared as our film-student hero.

Opening:

The National Play Festival

Continuing:

Hamlet by William Shakespeare dir David Berthold at the Roundhouse

The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane dir Michael Gow at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC


Other:

Commissioning W/rights Industry Panel at !Metro Arts Studio (6.3opm Tuesday) followed by a free performance of  Chasing the Lollyman by Mark Sheppard dir Liz Skitch Debase TC