An ambitious strategy that Artistic Director Sean Mee and the Company pursued was international and national partnerships leading to the exchange of artistic product. In 2006 La Boite, in partnership with Brisbane Festival and England’s Derby Playhouse, produced the critically acclaimed Johnno at The Powerhouse Theatre in Brisbane. The following year this production was reprised at the Derby Playhouse, again to critical acclaim, the reviewer for the British Theatre Guide describing it as “… superb. Any superlative you can use to describe it is probably justified.”[i]
Writer: Dr Christine Comans
[i] http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/johnno-rev.htm, cited 24 June,2009.