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Awards A Plenty for performers across South East Queensland 

28 June 2022

Awards A Plenty for performers across South East Queensland at 2022 Anywhere Awards

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘Planets, Pianos and Projections’, presented by Betty Nicholson & Lyn Panetta

1 June 2022

‘Planets, Pianos and Projections’ was intergalactic.

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Review by Rebecca Lynne of “Servitude” Presented by Pigasus Productions

31 May 2022

Pigasus Productions brings West End an easy-going afternoon of funny and familiar customer service stories.

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Review by Elise Lawrence of Master of Delusions: False Profits presented by Master of Delusions and Anywhere Festival

30 May 2022

A humorous hour of misdirection, miracles, and magic.

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Review by Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane of ‘Friends of Dorothy’, presented by Ghostlight Theatre Co.

28 May 2022

Presented by Ghostlight Theatre Co, Friends of Dorothy is a proud trip through the history of queer culture. Set at the Bray Hall in Petrie, this rainbow cabaret was a…

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Review by Rebecca Lynne of “Murder on the ‘Not-So’ Orient Express”, Presented by Mystify Events

26 May 2022

Presented by Mystify Events, an event planning and entertainment group, Murder on the ‘Not-So’ Orient Express is a murder mystery set in an alternate 1920’s Brisbane. With heavy references to…

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of Silver Sircus: Home/Truth, presented by Silver Sircus

25 May 2022

Silver Sircus has a musical style that is as eclectic and individual as Shaw’s compelling dark cabaret performance.

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘Gutenberg! The Musical’, presented by Springboard Productions

24 May 2022

Springboard Productions opened their first Anywhere Festival show last Thursday with a lesser-known musical theatre piece quite unlike any other. 

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘The Girl on the Moon’ presented by Aoife Kissane and Matias Nunez

24 May 2022

Steeped in the magical city that is Brisbane, ‘The Girl on the Moon’ is the coming-of-age story that Brisbanites need.

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of 7 Mortal Sinners, presented by Glitter Martini

24 May 2022

7 Mortal Sinners has to be one of the most unusual events I have ever attended in a church.

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Review by Elise Lawrence of Putting On The Mask, presented by Haus of Beaver Productions

23 May 2022

Claire Fitzpatrick presented a moving one-woman performance exploring the wide-ranging emotional impacts of loss. Seated at a small table facing the audience, Fitzpatrick performed the rituals of getting ready in…

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of Murder on the ‘Not-So’ Orient Express, presented by Mystify

23 May 2022

Mystify’s ‘Murder on the ‘Not-So Orient Express’ promised to be an entertaining 80 minutes of mayhem, mystery, intrigue and entertainment—and certainly had all the hallmarks of popular interactive murder mysteries. A 1930s journey on a train, a body, a cast of apparent strangers (but are they?), and a mystery or two to be solved. But this particular mystery had a few too many twists, turns and revelations for a show that ran for 80+ minutes.

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Review by Elise Lawrence of Oberon 11 presented by Inscape Assembly

23 May 2022

Put on your detective hat for intergalactic immersive theatre by InScape Assembly Oberon 11 is an intergalactic prison, verging on purgatory, which houses four prisoners: a 19th century French socialite,…

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Review by Rebecca Lynne of “This Way For A Fireside Chat With Lucifer” presented by Lightning Bolt Creative

22 May 2022

Are you prepared to dance with a devil in the pale moonlight? How about spend 7 minutes in Hell with Lucifer? Be sure to make an appointment, as they’re in…

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Review by Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane of ‘Disappearing Acts’, presented by Vulcana Circus

22 May 2022

Disappearing Acts sees Vulcana deliver circus into green spaces throughout Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast region for Anywhere Festival. There are two shows in disappearing acts: I saw consignment 2…

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DISAPPEARING ACTS Sunday 22 May performances at Vulcana Studios cancelled

22 May 2022

Unfortunately after a review of the weather and site for today’s shows Vulcana Circus have had to make the decision to cancel the showings of Disappearing acts Sunday 22nd at 2:30…

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MURDER ON THE (NOT SO) ORIENT EXPRESS Sunday 22 May performances Postponement

22 May 2022

Unfortunately, due to a positive COVID case in the cast, today’s performances of MURDER ON THE (NOT SO) ORIENT EXPRESS have been postponed. All ticket holders have been emailed and…

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HOEDOWN IN THE HILLS Sunday 22 Cancellation

21 May 2022

Unfortunately, the Sunday 22 May performance of HOEDOWN IN THE HILLS is cancelled. all ticket purchasers will be refunded.

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of Wind of Wall Street, presented by Corporate Dancers

21 May 2022

Wind of Wall Street was perfectly located in the UQ GCI, as a fabulous stage for a dance work that questions traditional ways of working, and the toll the ‘Wall Street’ lifestyle takes on participants. Just as the UQ GCI building is designed to encourage a rethinking of office design, Wind of Wall Street asks whether the winds of change might ‘blow through’ the ways of office-work-lives.

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AS YOU LIKE IT  Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May postponement  

21 May 2022

The Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May performances of AS YOU LIKE IT has been postponed due to ongoing wet weather. We will follow up this email as soon as we…

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘Oberon 11’, presented by Inscape Assemble

21 May 2022

‘Oberon 11’ was mystifying. Is Captain Albatross guilty of stealing all the birds? Or is Desiree Iris responsible for trafficking human organs?  Presented as part of Anywhere Festival at The…

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Review by Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane of ‘The Politics of Vodka Lime Soda’, presented by T!ts Akimbo

21 May 2022

Watching the Politics of Vodka Lime and Soda was a nice change of pace from a usual night out in the Valley. The raucous, colourful and entertaining show took place…

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘Little Shop of Horros’, presented by Cope Creative & de Jager Productions

21 May 2022

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ was bloodthirsty.

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘Friends of Dorothy’, presented by Ghostlight Theatre Co.

20 May 2022

‘Friends of Dorothy’ was joyous.

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Review by Eleanor Surtees of Almost, Maine presented by Company ‘22 QCGU and Anywhere Festival

20 May 2022

Almost, Maine is unlike anything I’ve watched before. The play focuses on the short stories of nine loosely connected couples in the fictional, almost-town of Almost. The awkwardness, hilarity, hope,…

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Review by Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane of ‘7 Mortal Sins’, presented by Glitter Martini

19 May 2022

On a drizzly Saturday night, I found myself in a stunning church with steep gabled roof, stained glass windows and brickwork that is 119 years old, celebrating what it is…

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Review by Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane of ‘Oberon 11’, presented by Inscape Assembly

19 May 2022

Have you ever wanted to visit an intergalactic prison for the deceased? Have you ever fantasised about being a detective who will find the one inoccent soul in this den…

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Review by Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane of ‘Gutenberg! the Musical!’, presented by Springboard Productions

19 May 2022

I had never heard of Gutenberg! the Musical! before I stumbled across it whilst looking through the program for Anywhere Festival. Full disclosure: I am a tragic musical addict and…

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘Tainted’, presented by Zara Chandler

18 May 2022

‘Tainted’ was efflorescent.

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Review by Theatre Haus of ‘Detox’, presented by Bourke & Heather.

18 May 2022

‘Detox’ was nurturing.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.