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Tab­ula Rasa pub­lic read­ing, The Space, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Set in the late ’80s when ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity was still il­le­gal, Tab­ula Rasa is about hu­man dis­sat­is­fac­tion, sex­u­al­ity, drug ad­dic­tion and fam­ily dis­putes. The sto­ry­line is gritty, hon­est and pow­er­ful with a few laughs along the way. To­day at 4pm. Free en­try. An­i­mal Farm, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Af­ter a highly suc­cess­ful sea­son in Bris­bane in 2011 pro­duced in as­so­ci­a­tion with QPAC, Shake & Stir Theatre’s Matilda Award-win­ning adap­ta­tion of the Ge­orge Or­well clas­sic An­i­mal Farm lands on the Gold Coast as part of a national tour. Or­well’s sim­ple yet pow­er­ful fairy­tale shows how greed and ab­so­lute power can change the course of his­tory. Stars Ross Bal­buziente, Nelle Lee and Nick Sku­bij with Tim Dash­wood and Bryan Pro­bets. Plays Tues­day at 7.30pm and Wed­nes­day at 11am. Tick­ets $42 to $48. Call 5588 4000 to book. Mac­beth, Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre, Southport: Stu­art Lums­den di­rects this sea­son of the Wil­liam Shake­speare play – with a twist. Also stars Tara Page as Lady Mac­beth, Jimmy Oden­breit as Ban­quo, James An­der­son as Mac­duff, Pa­trick Monteath as Mal­colm, Hugh Bro­phy as Dun­can, Noel Thomp­son as Ross and Jack Har­bour as Len­nox. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm and Sun­days at 2pm un­til May 11. Call 5532 2096 or visit gclt.com.au to book. Trans­fu­sion, Drac­ula’s, Broadbeach: Cabaret restau­rant’s lat­est vam­pire va­ri­ety melds acer­bic com­edy, bur­lesque and cir­cus. Stars Richard Ma­cio­nis and Big Brother’s Charne. Din­ner/show Tues­days to Satur­days. Ar­rivals from 6.30pm. Spirit of the Horse, Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar, Ox­en­ford: A din­ner and show spec­ta­cle with a cast of larger-than-life char­ac­ters, in­cred­i­ble stunts, spe­cial ef­fects, live mu­sic in the Aussie Bar and a three-course meal. Plays Tues­days to Satur­days, with mati­nees on the last Sun­day of each month. Doors open 6.15pm. Tick­ets from $79.99.

What’s On, Pages 30-31

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