As a new reviewer, joining the Anywhere Festival volunteers, I was asked to write a short note of introduction, highlighting what I hoped to see at the 2015 Festival...

Having recently completed my study at The University of Queensland it’s great to be able to spend some time seeing the latest, brightest, challenging and entertaining work that Brisbane has to offer. As I particularly enjoy theatre, cabaret, contemporary dance, festivals, and Indigenous art, the Anywhere Festival is an enticing box of delights to choose from. I am looking forward to seeing a range of Festival events, and to sharing my experiences as a reviewer as I tag along behind Geoff (who is a volunteer photographer).

If I had to pick just one show that I would really like to see it, I’m probably not alone in wishing I had bought a ticket for The Mayne Effect. But finding out that the Mayne show sold out weeks ago has not put me off working my way through the Anywhere Festival program, and finding a large number of other must-see events. The Servant of Two Masters, at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, deserves to be sold out – and not only because it’s free. It is a great script, and I am really looking forward to seeing this production. Then again, I can’t wait to see The Jazz Age Dance Cabaret … or perhaps I should have mentioned…

Keep watching the website for recommendations, photographs and reviews—or check out the Anywhere Festival program and see anywhere you would like to be in Brisbane this month.

About the author: Catherine Lawrence is a Post-completion Fellow at the School of Communication and Arts, at The University of Queensland, with a particular interest in Australian community festivals.

 

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