I returned to the Brisbane Festival in 2019 following the chance to attend and review Ode to Man in 2018. I was on assignment again for Scenestr magazine and found myself at the Theatre Republic at Kelvin Grove campus of the Queensland University of Technology. I’ve studied and worked at QUT over the years and always find myself a little happy to make the rare trip back.
Truthmachine itself has won awards and acclaim travelling throughout the country and I found lots of positive things to acknowledge in my review but I left a little disappointed. You can read my review here https://scenestr.com.au/arts/truthmachine-review-brisbane-festival-2019-20190911 and I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.
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A show like that requires careful handling, and a delicate balance between participation and confrontation.
It sounds as if they have a bit more work to do to get it just right.
Solid review, Lloyd. I got the full essence of the production from reading it.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you Pete, most kind. It’s an interesting work but didn’t quite come together for me on the night.