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Live Review : The Beards at The Triffid, Brisbane – June 18, 2016

Photos and review by Amanda Lee Starkey
The Beards at The Triffid, Brisbane - June 18, 2016 Photographer: Amanda Lee Starkey
If you don’t have a beard or at least love beards then this evening you might just be in the wrong place. This evening is all about beard appreciation in all its forms. There are beard songs naturally, beard jokes, beard admiration and of course copious amounts of beard stroking with one hell of a display of masculinity.
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Theatre Review : The Tragedy of King Richard III – Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane

Review by Amanda Lee Starkey
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If the purpose of theatre is not only to entertain, but to make us think and begin conversations, then the latest play The Tragedy of King Richard III at La Boite does just that.
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Theatre Review : Little Shop of Horrors – Playhouse, QPAC Brisbane – June 2, 2016

Review by Amanda Lee Starkey
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First made popular in the early 80s the theatre heavy weight Little Shop of Horrors is back to introduce a whole new audience to the blood- thirsty plant that wreaks havoc on a small time Florist shop.
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Live Theatre Review : The Gremlins

Review and photos by Amanda Lee Starkey
The Gremlins at Anywhere Festival, Brisbane - May 6, 2016 Photographer: Amanda Lee Starkey
Take your seats and buckle up, your flight is about to take off. To the rear are the exists, to the front is the toaster and kettle. For in-flight entertaining you will be serenaded by Pencil on the accordion. Fancy some in-flight shopping? Then a fire blanket is just what you need.
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Live Review + Photos : Katie Noonan & Brodsky Quartet at QPAC, Brisbane – April 28, 2016

Review and photos by Amanda Lee Starkey
Katie Noonan & Brodsky Quartet at QPAC, Brisbane - April 28, 2016 Photographer: Amanda Lee Starkey
The hauntingly beautiful voice of Brisbane’s Katie Noonan rings out across the concert hall, a quartet of strings to accompany her as she brings to life the poetry of Judith Wright. The composition is simple yet effective, enhancing and complimenting her voice expertly.
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Live Review : When One Door Closes at Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane – April 2016

Review and photos by Amanda Lee Starkey
When One Door Closes at Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane - April 2016 Photographer: Amanda Lee Starkey
In recent years circus performances and acrobatics have made a come back on the stage as performers find new ways to twist and turn their bodies in an effort to amaze audiences. Most of the time these performances are just physical feats that stun and amaze.

In the Circa production of When One Door Closes we are given a performance that allows the viewer to be taken on an visual journey of sorts, the acrobatics a backdrop to the story telling. It begins with the separate visual stories of three different women, each seemingly haunted by demons and tormentors. As they toss and turn through a series of acrobatic tumbles its is through movement that we envisage some kind of emotional pain being experienced. Symbiotic relationships with men and the struggle for power in a visual tug – of- war destroying and them and sending them insane; contorting their bodies in unimaginable ways.
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Live Review + Photos : The Blind Boys of Alabama at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane – March 31, 2016

Review and photos by Amanda Lee Starkey
The Blind Boys of Alabama at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane - March 31, 2016 Photographer: Amanda Lee Starkey
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been bringing music to the world for the better part of seven decades, winning multiple Grammy awards over the years.

The aim of the Blind Boys is to being joy through music to fans of the Gospel genre. However you don’t have be a fan of Gospel to enjoy the Blind Boys and their soulful voices. However if you are here to see anything else other that gospel music then “you are in the wrong place” we’re informed.
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