We Will Rock You // Ipswich Musical Theatre

Visually, Ipswich Musical Theatre’s production is effective and, musically, it has some very strong elements. The show itself is cheesy and loveable and this production delivers true to this. The main attraction is most definitely the music of Queen and a crowd-pleasing version was delivered.

Marvin’s Room // Ad Astra

Ad Astra’s production of Marvin’s Room is hilarious and gut wrenching. Though there are challenges for the team, the entire cast and crew have created a fantastic night out for anyone, and it is worth the trip into the Valley!

The Rover // Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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. 

The Pillowman / Good Time Theatrics

Good Time Theatrics’ production of The Pillowman is a fiercely well written play worth seeing, which explores a myriad of ideas about truth and responsibility, in which there is no absolution, no answers and no happy ending.

The SpongeBob Musical // Phoenix Ensemble

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?! Great ready for pure chaos as you descend to the sea floor in Phoenix Ensemble’s fantastic quirky musical for the whole family: The SpongeBob Musical!

Ruby Moon // Ad Astra

Ad Astra’s latest show is a terrifyingly gripping journey through the unravelling psyches of Ray and Sylvie Moon following the disappearance of their daughter, Ruby. This decidedly absurdist play challenges audience perceptions and encourages us to question. And Ad Astra’s production certainly achieves what director Susan O’Toole-Cridland set out to do; the perfect conversation starter on a complex (and so extremely important) modern topic.

Disenchanted // Footlights Theatrical

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.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee // Brisbane Musical Theatre

Brisbane Musical Theatre’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fun, crazy romp with an extremely talented cast that audiences are not likely to soon forget. This is a show you will not want to miss! But the season is short and the show will close tomorrow night (Saturday 9 July) so get in quick and buy your tickets tonight!