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Anywhere Reviews

Every year Anywhere Festival invites people to write reviews of performances at the festival. We do this because we believe it is vital that people can read about shows, that performance makers can start a conversation with someone who has taken the time to write about the work and to celebrate the art of critiquing performances.

Along with a number of established writers, this year we are also running a workshop with Nadia Jade of Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane aimed at new writers to help develop their skills and provide guidance around reviews written for Anywhere Festival shows.

You will find those reviews as they are written below.

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Anywhere Reviews.

Review: Good Talk (Moontan Productions)

Good Talk | Moontan Productions

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

A fast-moving two-hander, Good Talk examined the comfortable rhythms and routines of a long-term relationship and the ways that we communicate in silences as well as words.

This Little World | The Giddy Round Theatre

This Little World | The Giddy Round Theatre

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

Owen Corey delivered an impressive and moving performance as King Richard II, direct from the USA to your device.

Review: Mental Illness Is Not A Crime

Mental Illness Is Not A Crime | Claire Fitzpatrick

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

Mental Illness Is Not A Crime was not a performance in a traditional sense but more of a workshop or an interactive space focused on ASMR.

Hog Wild | Taylor Edwards

Hog Wild | Taylor Edwards

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

Taylor Edwards’ debut solo show is full of funny family tales, self-deprecating humour, and wild characters.

Intoxication | Christopher Bryant

Intoxication | Christopher Bryant

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

A powerfully personal performance exploring intimacy and connectedness in the digital age.

SHELTER | The Drawer Productions

SHELTER | The Drawer Productions

By Elise Lawrence | May 10, 2021

The Drawer Productions placed the audience at the heart of an unravelling family mystery with their unsettling immersive theatre piece SHELTER.

Starter Boyfriend | Squirt Productions

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 10, 2021

A review by Lauren Hale for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. Starter Boyfriend investigates how we relate to each other in an increasingly digital and glaringly heteronormative world. Read the…

Prison X | UNITED NOTIONS Film & KOA.XYZ

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 10, 2021

A review by Jaydem Martin for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. While it borrows traditional gaming elements, it also plays our as a documentary. It’s an opportunity to learn about…

SHELTER | The Drawer Productions

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 10, 2021

A review by Jaydem Martin for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. SHELTER is a powerful and moving performance. I’d encourage anyone interested in immersive theatre to check it out if…

Sometimes I Say Your Name out Loud

By Catherine Lawrence | May 9, 2021

Compelling circus skills and clowning in a meditation on loss, hope and friendship.

Cluedo! The New Suspects | Brisbane Immersive Ensemble

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 9, 2021

A review by Ads J for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. Across the venue, blackmail, flirtations, arguments, and even a broom closet triste were playing out between the six key…

Enthralling, entertaining, enjoyable

By Catherine Lawrence | May 9, 2021

Enthralling, entertaining, enjoyable. A fantastic immersive theatre experience, where the venue is a vital component of the performance.

Pavarotti & The Diva

By Sylvia Speakeasy | May 9, 2021

Review by Sylvia Speakeasy. Friday 7 May, at Sideshow West End. Presented by Vivachi Entertainment. “It’s a pleasure for you to see me again!” With arms flung wide, an enormous…

Exodus | D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective

Exodus | D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective

By Tristan Niemi | May 9, 2021

D.I.V.E Theatre’s ‘Exodus’ is a display of untainted truth-telling.

Mental Illness is Not a Crime | Haus of Beaver Productions

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 8, 2021

A review by Lauren Hale for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. An undulating soundscape filled the room with an otherworldly atmosphere. Tents and noise cancelling headphones littered the floor. There…

A fantastic workshop.. can’t wait to see the show(girls)!

By Catherine Lawrence | May 8, 2021

A fantastic workshop.. can’t wait for the show(girls)!

An entertaining play-within-a-play-within-a-play-within-a-….

By Catherine Lawrence | May 8, 2021

‘Caught in the Act’ takes you behind-the-scenes in an entertaining theatrical whodunnit.

Intoxication | Before Shot

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 8, 2021

A review by Lauren Hale for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. At its core, the show is about love and relationships and the anxiety, self-doubt, self-loathing, and questions of worth…

Absolute Trash | Glitter Martini

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 8, 2021

A review by Kristy Stanfield for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. Each one of the circus acts was incredibly well-polished and a real pleasure to watch. These are circus artists…

Pavarotti & the Diva

By paul | May 8, 2021

Review by Mark Sherry. This was a showcase of two Australian talents that deserve to be famous – Roger Davy and Gabrielle Jack.

Mental Illness Is Not A Crime | Claire Fitzpatrick

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 7, 2021

A review by Alley Edwards for Theatre Haus. If the past year has taught us anything, it is that being adaptive is crucial. The arts industry particularly knows this to…

Sex, Lies & Betrayal – Memoirs of a Hollywood Star | JTM Productions

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 7, 2021

A review by Jaydem Martin for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. As we enter the room, we are soon introduced to Miss Nightingale, played by the talented Karla Hillam. Immediately…

Mikee Joaquin and Glenn Seaby (credit Creative Futures Photography)

Proving a Wake makes for a fun night out

By Catherine Lawrence | May 7, 2021

The Wake is a great reason to leave the house.

Sometimes I Say Your Name Out Loud | Collectivist & Moment of Inertia

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 7, 2021

A review by Virag Dombay for Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane. As the curtain rises, we meet the three caretakers of death, the Priestess with her goddesslike aura and picturesque…

The Time Travel Cafe | SpaceFold Technology

By Anywhere Reviewers | May 6, 2021

A review by Kitty Goodall for Stage Whispers. The Time Travel Café invites audiences to take a trip through time and have a conversation with history. The premise is that you and…

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