TWELFTH NIGHT

Where Brisbane - - What’s On Brisbane -

A ship­wreck sets in mo­tion a wild and whim­si­cal tale of mis­taken iden­ti­ties, sep­a­rated twins, re­bel­lious ser­vants, un­re­quited love and a pair of ridicu­lous yel­low stock­ings. Af­ter the twelfth night, the land of Il­lyria will never be the same. Washed ashore and sep­a­rated from her twin brother, the plucky Vi­ola must learn to sur­vive alone in an ex­otic for­eign coun­try. Dis­guis­ing herself as a man, she quickly be­comes en­tan­gled in a web of amorous pur­suits gone awry. As Cupid’s ar­rows send dukes and countesses run­ning in dis­as­trous direc­tions, a wacky en­tourage of ser­vants and drunken free­loaders watch on in amuse­ment. All the while, Vi­ola must fight to en­sure noth­ing blows her cover. Shake­speare’s hi­lar­i­ous and lov­able char­ac­ters are brought to life through all new songs by leg­endary com­poser Tim Finn and a cast of comedic greats in­clud­ing Ja­son Klar­wein, Chris­ten O’leary and Jes­sica Tovey.

28 April–19 May, Play­house, QPAC, cnr Grey and Mel­bourne Streets, South Bank. 136 246. qpac.com.au

Doo-bop Jazz Bar has a num­ber of im­pres­sive acts that are not to be missed this month. Af­ter two sold-out shows in 2017, get ready to wor­ship Aus­tralia’s most pres­ti­gious 70s soul/r&b group, STY­LUS. They’re back by pop­u­lar de­mand this month for an­other two nights of clas­sic hits at Doo-bop Jazz Bar (13–14 April). Lau­rence Hob­good is a con­tem­po­rary vir­tu­oso pi­anist, col­lab­o­ra­tor, com­poser, ar­ranger, pro­ducer, mul­ti­ple Grammy® nom­i­nee and 2010 Grammy® win­ner. He is recog­nised for his daz­zling pi­ano tech­nique and his sig­na­ture style of com­pos­ing and ar­rang­ing, and he hits Doo-bop with the Lau­rence Hob­good Trio (New York) on 20 and 21 April. Set­tle in for a great show with Grace Knight (27–28 April), one of the most en­dur­ing tal­ents in Aus­tralian mu­sic. Knight’s spell­bind­ing per­for­mances touch the soul and lift the heart, while her mag­i­cal pres­ence con­nects with au­di­ences of all ages like few oth­ers can.

101 Ed­ward Street, Bris­bane. 3151 7520. doo-bop.com.au

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