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Frogman is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

At the crossroads of contemporary performance and cutting-edge technology, Frogman is curious directive’s coming-of-age thriller exploring the fragility of the childhood imagination with audiences experiencing a fictoinal 1995 murder rexamined in 360 degree virtual reality. A multi-sensory event, presented at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre as part of Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 (BIFF), Frogman submerges the audience deep into the Great Barrier Reef in a sensory-im...

Opera Queensland to open the gates of hell with trilling new production of Don Giovanni!

Although penned more than 200 years ago, Hume said Don Giovanni strikes a brutally relevant chord in 2018 with sexual misconduct at the forefront of the world’s collective consciousness. “Don Giovanni ranks alongside Carmen as one of opera’s most iconic, sexually-charged characters, and there's an expectation from audiences to see this sensuality revealed in all its intensity,” Ms Hume said. “But for me it is also about an addictive, abusive, entitled personality. You cannot ...

Metro Arts unveils killer line-up for Deathfest 2.0

Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death encourages broader conversation and open-mindedness about death literacy via a thoughtfully-curated program of live theatre, visual art, circus, discussions and provocative sessions. Returning to Brisbane after a compelling first outing in 2016, the three-week event – the only one of its kind in Queensland - features 13 profound works, including five world premieres and six national premieres, plus signature events from across the globe. Metro Arts ...

Expressions Dance Company presents Everyday Requiem

Natalie Weir, EDC’s artistic director and Helpmann award-winning choreographer, describes her latest work as a journey back in time, as seen through the memories of an ordinary old man, played by acclaimed dance and theatre artist and former EDC dancer, Brian Lucas. “It’s really a joyful and uplifting celebration of all our lives at all their wonderful stages, from childhood to old age … It’s an exploration of the small, personal things that make life precious and beautiful,” ...

The world premiere season of David Williamson’s Nearer the Gods is being staged in Brisbane this October!

Genius, bastardry and heroism. These are the three words Williamson uses to describe Nearer the Gods.Given this powerful summation, it’s fortuitous that Strong has cast some of the best and most exciting actors in the country in Matthew Backer (Switzerland) who plays Edmund Halley, the much-loved QueenslanderWilliam McInnes (SeaChange, Time of our Lives) who will play King Charles II, and Rhys Muldoon(House Husbands) who plays Isaac Newton. Daniel Murphy will play Isaac Barrow and ...

One Way hits the Dance Floor at La Boîte this October!

Combining the explosive nature of breaking and the intricacies of hip-hop with contemporary dance theatrics, One Way is an exciting new work that explores the notion of discovering your true passions.   //   Directed by Sammie Williams and featuring some of Australia’s most creative and talented dancers, Elements Collective takes audience on an entrancing journey of movement and sound. One Way is the inaugural recipient of the Mad Dance House Grant; a partnership ...

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is coming to Queensland for the first time!

The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 award-winning costumes, 200 headdresses and a nonstop parade of dance-floor classics including “It’s Raining Men”, “I Will Survive”, “I Love The Nightlife”, “Finally”, and many more. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic ...

Women In Voice 2018 is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse!

See audience favourites Leah Cotterell, Christine Johnston and Anje West alongside exciting newcomers Hannah Grondin and Adelina Martinez, and Dutch international music therapist Jan van de Stool [Queenie van de Zandt] as MC, together with the legendary Women in Voice band under the direction of Jamie Clark.   //   Every Women in Voice show is a superb mix of styles and genres, combining the talents of our nationally recognised, home-grown artists with the best new ...

Julius Caesar is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this November

Contemporary civilisation as we know it has collapsed. Amidst the ruins and dust, a group of storytellers present Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to examine where humanity went wrong. Director Jo Loth powerfully integrates her backgrounds in cabaret, physical theatre and Shakespearean performance, and joins forces with Matilda Award-winning designer Angel Kosch, to deliver a chilling premonition of humanity’s future. The performance features an original soundscape, evocative movement and ...

ANTLive is coming to a cinema near you!

Three productions, filmed in front of live audiences will feature in the first My Cinema Select Spring Season sharing the unique experience of a night at the theatre with independent cinema patrons. “Today’s Cinemagoers want more than just a film they could view at home, they want a total cinema experience, something new, something different - perhaps something they have never experienced before.” Says Grant Dodwell, co-founder of Australian National Theatre Live. “We provide ...