The director of the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s recent production of The Rover, Rebecca Murphy, apparoched Aphra Behn’s text through a pro-feminist lens and did not rest on the laurels of Shakespeare to get by. Rather, Murphy has approached this play as one that is influential and unique in its own right. This approach is clear in this expertly realised production.
Footlights Theatrical’s Disenchanted is a fun, frantic fractured-fairy-tale-meets-cabaret that sticks a dazzling middle finger squarely in the face of a certain mouse-shaped media conglomerate. Director Ros Johnson must have wished upon a star to assemble a cast that is well-equipped for this satirical venture: 9 talented performers who each bring a unique edge to these familiar characters.
Dear Adults is a unique work. It is at once inviting and challenging, comic and tragic, subtle and pointed. It is not a work simply for the benefit of parents, but for all adults who interact with kids, or who contribute to the shaping of the world these kids will inherit. Bravo!