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Briefs: Close Encounters at Brisbane Powerhouse

With their trademark skill and humour, they test the limits of masculinity, taste and decency. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry and warped speed strippers from outer space.   //   It’s been too long between drinks, with the BRIEFS boys not having performed at Brisbane Powerhouse since sell-out performances in 2014. Expect all the shocks and thrills you remember – plus new tricks, glamour and frivolity to keep you on the edge of your seat. Prepare ...

Naomi Price to premiere deeply personal new work at La Boite – Lady Beatle

“Lady Beatle is the third and final pop culture cabaret in our planned trilogy, following Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball,” Price said. “This is certainly our most ambitious work to date, weaving a fantastical fictional tale about the real women who inspired The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers.”   //   Unlike predecessors Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball, centred on the lives of pop music icons Adele and Miley Cyrus respectively, Price said Lady Beatle wasn’t a ...

Regan Lynch Does It In Public

One of Brisbane's rising independent theatre performers, Regan Lynch, is one of these 2,000 men. And his new cabaret, Regan Lynch Does It In Public, offers a cheeky glimpse into life before, and after he began taking the drug.   //   “PrEP, I think, gives us a chance for a new sexual revolution. Or at least the continuing of an old one. Some of us have never known life without a fear and anxiety of HIV. It's been driven into us since we were children. Antiretrovirals ...

Splendour at Metro Arts

This highly charged drama places four women in an opulent drawing room as civil war rages outside. While they wait for a dictator to return home truth is fractured, reinvented and rediscovered as a violence draws ever closer.   //   Splendour invites audiences to witness privilege, brutality and power through the fragmented and shifting emotional perspectives of four very different women, making it a unique and revelatory experience. Splendour is written by British ...

Richard 3 at Sydney Opera House

His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe.   //   Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (The Literati and Tartuffe) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villains ever written. First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually ...

SUPERCELL: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane

Co-­founded and curated by Kate Usher and Glyn Roberts, SUPERCELL was born one evening in the midst of a nasty tropical storm. The term refers to the collision of multiple particles to create a major event with widespread beauty, ferocity, spectacle and rejuvenation -­ the perfect description of a festival only Brisbane and its unique climate, could create. // The opportunity for Brisbane and Queensland to be the centre of dance in Australia and recognised on the global stage persua...

Ladies in Black at QPAC

Sydney, the late 1950s: the city swelters in stuffy repression, longing for the cool, glorious liberation just around the corner. Bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa takes a summer job in the most prestigious department store in town, and has no plans to become a housewife or secretary, despite what her father insists.   //   Among the racks and fitting rooms, she meets the exotic Magda and the ladies of the cocktail frocks department, who open this young ingénue...

Single Asian Female at La Boite

Set on the Sunshine Coast, this hilarious play looks at three women at three key stages of their lives; high school, one’s reproductive prime, and menopause - all grappling with specifically female issues. From the pressure of choosing between fertility and career goals, to navigating high school and girl gang politics, to trying to survive and be strong for yourself and others when you’re trapped in an abusive relationship. Single Asian Female is about women navigating distinctly ...

Cargo Club at Metro Arts

The club-style performance will rattle the six storey warehouse in Brisbane’s CBD with a unique blend of cool tunes, spoken word, ancient rituals, live art, cultural performances and retro-futurist technologies in the Sue Benner Theatre.   //   Transporting audiences across the world from rural villages to bustling city centers, Cargo Club dishes up a rich experience filled with deeply cultural and intimately personal stories presented in eight languages. Between ...

House of Mirrors at Brisbane Powerhouse

Since the 19th Century, mirror mazes have been trapping and reflecting participants, challenging those that venture into them, both physically and psychologically, resulting in delight, amazement and sometimes, fear. // The House of Mirrors includes Kaleidoscopic like chambers, voids, doorways and darkened breaks, the purist and most traditional form of a mirrored maze. No added gimmicks, no special effects, no special lighting, no sound track or soundscape.  The primary ingredients ...