Review: TITANIC: THE MOVIE, THE PLAY

Brisbane’s Act/React company took us on a hilarious voyage last night, as they delivered a comical version with a twist of improvisation on the pop-culture classic, Titanic.

By Josie Montano and Robert McLachlan

Brisbane’s Act/React company took us on a hilarious voyage last night, as they delivered a comical version with a twist of improvisation on the pop-culture classic, Titanic. Act/React specialise in interactive and pop culture comedic performances, and having performed all over Australia, we are lucky to claim them as a local Brissie theatre company of performers.

We are so glad we didn’t miss the boat and were able to experience a part of the annual Brisbane Anywhere Festival, which literally showcases performances anywhere other than the usual mainstream stage. This year a multitude of off the board venues hosted theatrical performances ie: within private homes, on board a bus, in a basement, on school grounds, in botanical gardens, a garage, in a church, even at restaurants and bars, as well as the Old Government House. The creators of Titanic: The Movie, The Play cleverly partnered with the Queensland Maritime Museum, an apt and fitting venue to present this comedy hit.

The play is a recreation of the hit movie of the 90’s, and is an uproarious send-up from the beginning where the audience are invited to view the shipwreck from a submarine, to the end where we find out who survives and who drowns, trying not to give away spoilers … we may or may not have filled the lifeboats. Audience participation occurs throughout the show with lively witty results and cast improvise so that these interactions play integral parts of the show.

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