our biggest little theatre festival continues…anywhere but in theatres!


In case you hadn’t realised, there is theatre happening everywhere, literally, all around, in places and spaces like the Queensland Museum, Queen Street Mall, Bent Books, The Boundary Hotel, St Vincent’s Hospital, and Fil-a-Bolus Hair Salon. Anywhere Theatre Festival continues until Sunday May 18.

We thought we’d said farewell to anywhere last year but we’re glad it’s back! Hooray!




There is theatre and then there is anywhere theatre.


We’re not reviewing at anywhere (we’re prepping for Noosa International Food & Wine Festival and rehearsing two productions for inclusion in the 2014 Noosa Long Weekend Festival program – more details next week!), but you can read the reviews from the anywhere review team here.



Topology hosts a series of House Parties inspired by their 11th CD release and show entitled, SHARE HOUSE! It’ll be a night of groovy tunes, board games and fun-filled house party mayhem.

Mingle with the 5 dysfunctional characters of Share House – have a jam with Rob, plank with Bernard or gossip over cocktails with the gals.

And to cap it off, enjoy an art exhibit featuring 10 commissioned artworks by artists from Brisbane and Manila – each inspired by individual tracks off the album! Artworks will be auctioned off with 100% of proceeds going to Habitat For Humanity Philippines to rebuild homes that were devastated by the recent Typhoon Haiyan. Find more information about the band, the Share House album and tour here.


Do we ever get to the party? Or will we just pre-drink our lives away?


Pre-drinks is not just a show, it’s the drinks before the event and the event itself! Rocket Boy Ensemble promises intimate confessions, raucous behaviour, and a heady mix of goon-punch, drinking games and self-discovery. It’s a play by Lewis Treston but an event you can bring your non-theatre friends to.



Sweet Meniscus is a bold new dance work from emerging choreographer, Joseph Stewart.


Collaborating with writer, Torrey Atkin, and composer, Will Hughes, the piece combines the historic Spring Hill Baths with three of Queensland Ballet’s finest dancers (including Principal, Rachael Walsh) to construct an elegant and evocative exploration of our deeply unusual relationship with water.


Empress is a cabaret concert experience featuring consummate Brisbane performer Barb Fordham.


In the 1920s Bessie Smith was known as the Empress of the Blues. Empress is a tribute to the blues singer Bessie Smith, her life, her music and those she influenced including Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and the father of western swing Bob Wills. Barb weaves her own stories of life as a young woman in the suburbs of Brisbane who loved to sing the blues. It takes a sassy, robust woman to deliver the hollering, gutsy blues of Bessie Smith and Barb Fordham certainly delivers!


Shakespeare. Shaken, and stirred!


In Drunk Shakespeare a cast of classically-trained actors attempt to present a Shakespearean play BUT one of them has been drinking… this is the highest quality of Shakespearean acting paired with amazing improvised comedy. Directed by Steven Mitchell Wright.

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