New Show – Front Row Follies



From enthralling comedy and musical performances to World War II romance, Front Row Follies kicks off 2014 with a night of theatre to be seen by all and to be missed by none.
With help from our musical guests EnChord, we will present to you four short plays, written, directed and performed by local Brisbane talent, each ready to take you on a journey through the different genres and styles of theatre.

Les Anglais (The English)
Playwright: Mitch Broom
Director: Gene Smith

It’s the year 1940, and World War II has spread throughout the globe. William and Genevieve find themselves evacuated to the British countryside, and though they are safe from the war, they are not safe from the feelings they begin to develop for each other.

Playwright: Vivien Whittle
Directors: Mirjana Ristevski, Michael McNally, Crystal Arons

Life seems sweet until you realise everyone’s into boys except you and no- one else loves Xena: Warrior Princess… A one-woman show about how liberating life can be if you have the courage to let it.

Playwright: Julie Bray
Director: Gene Smith

Marlene is spending the early hours of her 30th birthday cleaning a theatre with her colleague, Audrey. Marlene doesn’t have any extravagant plans for her special day, however Audrey does…

Playwright: Paul Hannah
Director: Gene Smith

It’s a bright and chirpy Tuesday morning at the cemetery when long-time widow June and newly widowed Mandy meet for the first time. As they talk about their lives and tribulations, a friendship begins to form. Meanwhile, the ghosts of their late husbands get up to some mischief of their own.


Front Row aims to continue this Showcase as a yearly event, in which people from the Brisbane community are invited to come forward and offer their writing and/or performing talents in a chance to put their work on display for all of Brisbane to see.

Bookings essential through our booking pageemail or by phoning 0488 011 219.


We’re proud to announce our next production, Bump, will be opening on Saturday 2nd November at 7:30pm.

Bump is a hilarious insight into how a theatre group deals with “bump in” and “bump out” of a play with crazy actors, ditzy directors and egotistical writers. Who will get bumped off? Who’s the killer and will the show go on? Find out in the world premiere of this outrageous new play.

Fans of Agatha Christie will love Leah Pellinkhof and Julie Bray’s light hearted take on the murder mystery genre.

Leah and Julie are the team behind Front Row shows like My Pet Human, Hamilton Hall the Musical, Tuckshop, Macbeth for Wayward Girls and Holding Hands in Public.

Bookings essential through our booking page, email or by phoning 0488 011 219. All tickets now $15.


Tuckshop the musical reprised at StageDoor in April

For those of you who enjoyed  TuckShop the Musical,  now is your chance to see it again. Read More

New show opens this weekend

Front Row Theatre’s season of The Works of William Shakespeare by Chicks is very close (and very short!). Opening night is this Friday 30 November and the show will play for just three weekends.

Five good reasons to see the show:

1. Satisfy your curiosity about what happens when the all time greatest writer in the English language meets up with two very good writers from the 21st century.
2. Break the monotony of wall to wall Christmas parties – see a show instead. Or see a show first and then make a grand entrance!
3. We have air conditioning (and we know how to use it).
4. At $18 ($13 concession) we are still a cheap and always cheerful night out.
5. See Leah Pellinkhof live on stage. This is for all of you who have seen shows written and/or directed by Leah including My Pet Human, Hamilton Hall the Musical and Holding Hands in Public. Now you get to actually see what this very talented lady looks like. (Not bad at all, as a matter of fact!)

The Works of William Shakespeare (by Chicks)

Our 2011 Season is Over

Empty Stage5

Our 2011 season came to end on Saturday October 29. Read More

Murder on the Nile featured in North West News

North-West News - 'Uppity role demands best'

Uppity role demands best

Two of our cast members in Murder on the Nile have been featured Read More

Blithe Spirit – Get your theatre fix

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

If you’re missing your theatre fix, Growl Theatre’s production of Blithe Spirit (featuring Front Row regular Julie Bray) is on for three nights only – Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April at 7:30pm.

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2011 Season Announced

2011 Season

Front Row Theatre is proud to announce our program for 2011.

The shows are:

Wilde Life
Director, Anne Grant, a well known Front Row director, (The Tower; Red, White and Boogie; Lipstick Dreams and Front Row’s 2008 Norfolk entry Polly Honeycombe) has already won an award for Best Design for this production which takes a novel approach to the works of Oscar Wilde.
Auditions: January 22 (Venue TBA)
Season: March 19, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30pm with matinees on April 2 and 9 at 2:00pm

Macbeth for Wayward Girls
Season: August 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, September 2, 3 at 7:30pm with a matinee on August 13 at 2:00pm

Murder on the Nile
Our season ends with our traditional annual Agatha Christie production. Poirot returns with the action (and murder!) taking place on a cruise on the Nile in Egypt.
Audition: July 23 (Venue TBA)
Season: October 1, 7, 8, 14, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm with a matinee on October 15 and 22 at 2:00pm

As always, we’re always looking for volunteers to operate lights, be on the stage crew, help with front of house or act – drop us a line at if you’re interested.

Top 10 Theatre Superstitions

I never realised how superstitious theatre folk are! See how many on this list of theatre superstitions you know!

Don’t forget to book for The Unexpected Guest so you can make sure we don’t break any!

Unlucky peacock feathers?