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| BNE November/December 2016

LABOITE.COM.AU BOOK NOW LaBoiteTheatreCompany is supportedby the QueenslandGovernment throughArtsQueensland LaBoiteTheatreCompany is assistedby theAustralianGovernment through theAustraliaCouncil, its funding and advisorybody LA BOITE THEATRE COMPANY NAMED DESIRE A STREETCAR BY TENNESSEE WI LL IAMS LA BOITE PRESENTS 15 OCT – 12 NOV 2016

BASIL is back

Fawlty Towers

may have been one of the shortest series on

television, airing for only two seasons, but its success has lived

on for 40 years and that is set to continue with the show

Fawlty

Towers Live

, adapted for the stage by its original star, John

Cleese. It’s a faithful reincarnation of the series – die-hard fans

might even recognise the three episodes the show is based on –

and by all accounts the jokes are still funny, a credit perhaps to

Australian comic actor Stephen Hall (left) who steps into Basil

Fawlty’s manic shoes this time around.

Fawlty Towers Live

, from 28 December at Playhouse QPAC,

South Brisbane. Tickets $77-$137 plus fees. See

www.qpac.com.au

Stormy

WEATHERAHEAD

Andrew Bovell’s play

When the Rain Stops Falling

has been

acclaimed for its intricate dissection of family ties and

now it is to be staged by Brisbane Arts Theatre. The play is

immediately intriguing – it opens in Alice Springs in the year

2039 when a fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of

Gabriel York, smelling of the sea! It’s also challenging – the

story spans 80 years, four generations and two continents

as it connects the dots between York, his father, his

grandfather and his own son along a trail that leads from

1950s London to Uluru and the coast. It’s a journey of love,

loss, betrayal and survival but there are moments of humour

and hope that make this enthralling until the end.

When the Rains Stops Falling

, Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace, 19

November to 10 December. Tickets $40 each. See

www.artstheatre.com

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