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Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis at Brisbane Powerhouse

His infamous letter, written in 1897 from Reading Gaol to his lover and betrayer, holds a tabloid fascination. It is an intimate investigation of a world class dramatist and shamed celebrity suffering political imprisonment, censorship and trial by media. Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis is sexually uncompromising, audacious and exquisitely powerful. A one-man tour-de-force performance by Brian Lucas. This brutal and touching work investigates human rights, their quashing, emergence and ...

A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle at ACMI

Combining live puppetry and miniatures with multimedia sets, animation, music and live footage, A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle treats the audience to both behind-the-scenes filmmaking and a live theatre performance at the same time. Nellie Lettuce's only wish is to ride a bicycle but she's locked inside her Victorian home by over-protective Uncle Zebulon. Zebulon fears that The Mysterious Cheese Thieves ransacking the town of Lardville will snatch her away. But Zebulon has failed to ...

POPE HEAD – The Secret Life of Francis Bacon at JWCOCA

The play is a dark comedic drama exploring the life, art, psyche and sexuality of charismatic artist Francis Bacon, once famously described by Margaret Thatcher as “that man who paints those dreadful pictures.” Bacon’s controversial reputation began during his tumultuous youth when he was beaten and banished from the family home after being caught wearing his mother’s stockings. He then travelled extensively throughout Europe and took a variety of jobs – and lovers – to ...

As You Like It – Bell Shakespeare

As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy. Passionate and disarming, As You Like It – one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies – will be directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director, Peter Evans. Featuring an inspiring cast, including John Bell as the melancholic Jaques, in his final role with Bell Shakespeare as an Artistic Direct...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at La Boite

Four awkward teens find themselves entangled in a god-awful love quadrangle. A sextet of amateur drama enthusiasts earnestly rehearse a play for a wedding. The Godfather and Godmother of the fairies are locked in a bitter argument over an adopted child, which they seek to resolve through the careless application of dodgy witchcraft. Benjamin Schostakowski, director of multi award-winning A Tribute of Sorts, transplants Shakespeare’s enchanted lovers, fools and fairies from the wilder...

2015 Perth International Arts Festival

Perth International Arts Festival is the longest-running annual multi-arts celebration in the Southern Hemisphere and the jewel in the crown of Western Australia’s cultural life. Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway said: “No two Festival journeys will be the same and our hope is that your travels through this Festival will include experiences both intimate and epic. Experiences that whet the appetite and stimulate all five senses.” “Moments that allow us to remember something we all ...

Sex with Strangers at Brisbane Powerhouse

A play about a sex blogger and a gifted novelist who collide between love and the digital age. Their age, their writing style, their attitude toward personal privacy and just about everything else they are opposites, but each holds the key to what the other really wants — and needless to say, within minutes of meeting they’re at it like rabbits. Veronica Neave as Olivia, is now working with preciousness on her second book but reluctant to let it loose on the cruel modern literary ...

Eddie Izzard 2015 Force Majeure Tour

Izzard’s capital city tour will see the comic play stages in Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide as well as a special Sydney performance on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House with the Harbour Bridge as the backdrop. “Force Majeure” is the most extensive comedy Izzard has ever undertaken. Launched in March 2013, this tour has taken Eddie to more than 25 countries on 5 continents, including Russia, the UK, Canada, America, India, Nepal and now Australia. Impressi...

Boston Marriage at QPAC

The erudite Anna and Claire dwell together on the fringes of the Boston elite, but to keep themselves in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed, Anna has been accepting expensive presents from a wealthy married man who’s become besotted by her. Claire, meanwhile, is aging disgracefully and is set on seducing a much younger woman, and wants not only Anna’s blessing but her help. Boston Marriage is a quick-fire comedy riddled with the wicked wit of the Pulitzer Prize-winn...

Michael Palin – Live on Stage Australian Tour

In the past year Michael Palin has rediscovered the joys of live performance, finding himself relearning lines about dead parrots and Spanish Inquisitions that he’d written long ago for 10 Monty Python live shows at the 02 Arena in London in July. Michael Palin – Live on Stage combines Michael Palin’s love for travel & comedy. A whistle-stop tour of the globe, reliving the highlights, the lowlights, the adventures and stuff-ups of his extraordinary life travelling the world to ...