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The Reaction Theory’s The Unspoken Word is ‘Joe’ Brings Complex, Messy and Real Women to Backdock Arts

Bravo Brisbane had the delightful opportunity to catch up for an interview with the director of The Unspoken Word is ‘Joe’, Ruby Sanders and one of the actors, Mackenzie Curtis. They talked to us about feminism, portraying real women on stage and what it takes to make it in the world of theatre as young, aspiring artists in Brisbane. Check out what they had to say!

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Phoenix Ensemble // Jasper in Deadland

Phoenix Ensemble’s Jasper in Deadland is a wonderfully weird and whacky underworld adventure featuring a superbly talented cast that breathes new life into all the well-known creatures of the nether.

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Brisbane Women Rockers Raise The Roof // Koko Uzi Interview

Bravo Brisbane recently had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Brisbane all-female rock band, Koko Uzi. This unique group has a kicking sound and sat down to chat to us about it and their upcoming gig at Return to White Chairs Reunion Vol. 3 at The Triffid on December 19 which will pay tribute to some of the great women in Brisbane music from the 70’s and 80’s!

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Queensland Musical Theatre // Mamma Mia!

“You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life” is most certainly the experience art Queensland Musical Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! Opening night had the audience dancing in their seats from the beginning of the Overture to the end of the final Megamix number. Performed at the charming Twelfth Night Theatre, with an energetic cast and groovy tunes, this is a night out that won’t be forgotten any time soon

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A Refreshing Blend of Old and New: Family Band, Girl and Girl’s New EP

From the very moment you hear the first notes of up-and-coming band Girl and Girl’s debut EP, you will be in love! This band’s unique sound is a refreshing blend of old and new. Conjuring distinctive indie rock vibes, Girl and Girl consists of front man Kai James, brothers, Jayden and Coby Williams and Kai’s drumming Aunty, Melissa James. This multi-generational family band has made a splash in the Aussie music scene here on the south-east coast.

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Scouthouse Interview: New surf rock from Brisbane

Recently, Bravo Brisbane had the immense privilege to sit down with songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, Casey Charteris, from up-and-coming Brisbane band, Scouthouse. On their Facebook page, Scouthhouse describes themselves as “Your favourite surf rock space cowboys and you don’t even realise it yet.” Check out what Casey had to say about the band below!

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Portraits // Observatory Theatre

Portraits is a horrifying tale that perfectly encapsulates some very big questions around legacy and how much loyalty we owe to the ideals and values of our parents after they die. It is not exactly enjoyable to watch because it is so cynical, but it somehow feels necessary currently to ask these questions. Driscoll’s play explores legacy and tradition and begs the question: can we ever really break free from our legacy or are we merely products of our inheritance? Observatory Theatre’s production of Portraits moves the audience from their comfortable existence into the world of the Godbold mansion to face not only the ghosts of this family but also those of their own. Bravo!

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Up-and-coming Brisbane artist challenges her cultural background in a new art and photography exhibition

Local, up-and-coming abstract painter and photographer, Jui The Artist, will be displaying her collection of works at the Red Bowler Coffee Lounge and Wine Bar on Sunday, 3 October 2021. ‘The Wave’ will feature roughly 44 pieces of abstract art and photography from Jui The Artist. Jui has been creating abstract art for the last ten years. Jui says that the discovery of abstract art was incredibly empowering and freeing and did wonders for her mental health. This art form fascinated Jui as for the first time she was free to embrace imperfection and mistakes through art. Jui hopes that her work would inspire and encourage others to explore abstract art and to experience the freedom to create anything with passion without the fear of mistakes or the limitations of traditional art.

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Portraits: The Godfather meets The Haunting of Hill House in Observatory Theatre’s new show

New independent theatre company, Observatory Theatre will present Portraits, an intense new Australian drama that confronts audiences with the dark side of traditions, for three performances from 1 – 2 October 2021 the Old Museum in Bowen Hills. Observatory Theatre creates meaningful, vibrant experiences for audiences in ways traditional theatre does not. They aim to […]

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Physical Harm and Heights // Rosebird Collective

Physical Harm and Heights demonstrates the immense potential of these bright, new young performers in a show that is short and bittersweet. The choral work in this piece is phenomenal and executed with such precision that the individual vignettes feel weighty and pertinent. Rosebird Collective is a promising group of performers and Bravo Brisbane cannot wait to see what Pilgrim, Shaw, Cantrel, Allen and Ooi do next!