Proper on cue, The Q’s new season

Forged of “Puffs,” focused to “certain-boy-wizard followers”

WITH a West Finish hit, a feminine King Lear, homosexual dinosaurs and Shortis and Simpson on the menu, it’s apparent that leisure may be very a lot on the thoughts of The Q’s creative director and programming supervisor, Jordan Finest.

Her second season for Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre was introduced this night (November 28) with the same old razzmatazz and he or she promised Q followers she would “encourage, provoke, and maybe even present a catalyst for change”.

It’s the fifteenth 12 months of operations at The Q, which opened in 2008, and it’s apparent that Finest has younger folks in her sights, with a 50-minute household present “Boop” by Statera Circus; The Beanies EGG-Straordinary Day; Adam Deusien’s homosexual dinosaur climate-change parable “Triceratop”; Roald Dahl’s twosome “The Twits” are offered by shake & stir theatre co; Redline Productions’ “Simply, Reside On Stage” brings the “JUST” books by Andy Griffiths to life on the stage; “Wild Factor”, a brand new Australian play by Suzanne Hawley, tells of sea eagles and pole dancing, of kids and childhood goals; Echo Youth returns with Matt Cox’s “Puffs”, focused to “certain-boy-wizard followers” and “The Alphabet of Superior Science” makes a return look.

New expertise shall be seen in 2022 Q Ambassador Rachel Pengilly’ s new play “Legacies”. It’s set in 1868 in the midst of the ocean and primarily based on the true story of the Arran Stowaways, who had been found by Capt Watt on board his ship.

In a serious coup for The Q, Sheridan Harbridge reprises her position within the one-person authorized drama “Prima Facie” for one efficiency solely, in April. Written by former lawyer Suzie Miller and directed by Lee Lewis, this manufacturing, produced by Griffin Theatre Firm, arrives at The Q after sell-out seasons in Sydney and Brisbane and a brand new manufacturing on The West Finish.

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Karen Vickery performs Lear.

The 2023 season, Finest says, can even carry literary classics to the stage, not least in “Little Ladies The Musical”, directed by Ylaria Rogers; “Tim,” a brand new Australian play by Tim McGarry primarily based on Colleen McCullough’s novel and Echo Theatre’s second manufacturing, Shakespeare’s “King Lear” with Karen Vickery within the lead and directed by Joel Horwood.

There’ll be comedy from Garry Starr, the alter-ego of Australian/British actor and comic Damien Warren-Smith, who seems in “Garry Starr Performs The whole lot.”

“Coil” blurs the boundaries of theatre and cinema in a brand new work from “re:group” efficiency collective, which pays tribute to the glory days of the video retailer and the communities we made inside them.

And there’s extra leisure.

Shortis and Simpson carry their newest instalment of “Beneath the Affect”, this time with Michael (Mikelangelo) Simic.

Australian singer Bloom performs the hits of sings the Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt and Carole King

Pianist Konstantin Shamray performs romantic piano works together with Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and masterworks by Liszt, Ravel and Prokofiev.

Australian Tenor Paul Ettore Tabone returns residence for “Golden Days: The Songs from Films and Musicals”.