Theatre Review: Vanguard Burlesque opens Wonderland Festival with a bang

Vanguard Burlesque is no shy newcomer to the Brisbane drag and burlesque scenes.

Fronted during its Wonderland Festival run by local drag royalty, Vollie LaVont, and featuring the likes of Betty Lovecat, Ruby Slippers, and Kryptonite, this troupe really do live up to their forward-looking name.

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Theatre Review: Funny, inventive, and surprisingly touching, Puffs The Play is a loving ode to a series that captivated the world

It’s eleven-year-old Wayne’s first year at a certain school of magic, and he’s about to find out that he’s a long way from rural Queensland.

Not brave enough, smart enough, or evil enough, he finds himself sorted into the Puffs, where it seems like failure is the norm – except in Herbology, of course! But Wayne is certain he’s destined for greatness, that he’s someone special, that he’s a sort of… chosen one.

Unfortunately for him, there’s another boy starting school this year. A boy with glasses and a scar.

It looks like the school year is going to get quite interesting – for everyone except the Puffs, that is.

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Live Review: Groove Terminator promises a spiritual experience, but won’t quite take you to church

Good morning readers – just a quick reminder that I’m on holidays until late October! The good news is, I’ve got plenty scheduled between now and then, so happy reading!

As part of Brisbane Festival, Australian dance music legend Groove Terminator took to the stage, supported by talented singers from The Gospo Collective and Brisbane’s Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts. Featuring guest soloists and DJ sets, the roof of the Tivoli was more than ready to be raised.

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