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Hot Brown Honey at JWCOCA

From the simmering shores of “Polynesia” to the Bogan streets of Australia, from Africa and Asia, to the life of a single mother who happens to be a DJ, Hot Brown Honey undress sticky topics with side-splitting humour. Join a carefully selected assortment of brown, black and mixed beauties in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy. Fighting the Power never tasted so sweet. Hot Brown Honey Wednesday 16 to Saturday 26 September Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary ...

An Evening with Kevin Smith – The Jersey Boys Tour

Australian fans will have the opportunity to see their slacker heroes on stage doing what they love best: telling stories and making fun of each other, followed by a Q&A session with Smith.  The tour starts at Sydney’s State Theatre on Friday 18 September, then on to Brisbane for two shows; an early and a late performance on Saturday 19 September, both at The Tivoli Theatre, then Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Monday 21 September, the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on Wednesday 23 ...

Prize Fighter at La Boite

A co-production between Brisbane Festival and La Boite, Prize Fighter will transform the Roundhouse Theatre, Australia's only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round, into a spectacular boxing arena showcasing the story of Isa, a talented young Congolese boxer. Played by Pacharo Mzembe, one of Queensland’s most talented young actors, Isa’s powerful left hook offers a new life in Australia, but as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career he is faced with his greatest opponent – ...

Emma & the Hungry Truth – Feast on You at JWCOCA

The brainchild of internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Emma Dean, Emma & the Hungry Truth are a sight to behold when performing live. Their musicianship and camaraderie is only matched by their fierce stagecraft and otherworldly aesthetic. Sonically, the band consists of piano, synth, drum kit, cello, electric guitar, violin and vocals. Group tribal drumming compounds their cutting-edge sound, which is coloured with obscure instruments including theremin, glockenspiel and clap ...

Queensland Poetry Festival 2015

50+ sessions featuring interstellar guests Les Murray, Quan (Regurgitator), Mayda Del Valle (US), Angela Meyer, MacGillivray (Scotland), Michael Farrell, Ivy Alvarez (NZ), Omar Musa, C.R. Avery (Canada), David Brooks, Krissy Kneen, Ryan Van Winkle (Scotland), Hope One (NZ), Justin Stephenson (Canada), Damian Cowell (TISM), and the 2015 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence Kate Durbin (pictured). Plus special in-flight features the 2015 Poetry Awards, Australian Poetry Slam – QLD Final, ...

Judy Strikes Back at JWCOCA

Asked about writing her autobiography, Judy Garland stated: “When you’ve lived the life I’ve lived, when you’ve loved and suffered, and been madly happy and desperately sad – well, that’s when you realise you’ll never be able to set it all down. Maybe you’d rather die first.” And die she did. In 1969. But now she’s finally done it, her autobiography is hot off the heavenly presses and she wants to share it with you! This is the come back to end all come backs. ...

Let’s Get It On – The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

Marvin’s rise to stardom, political activism, romances and family troubles are explored using his brilliant songs in this special concert which also features the illustrious Funk City Band. You’ll hear classics “Sexual Healing”, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” , “What’s Going On”, “It Takes Two, “Let’s Get it On”, “Dancing in the Street” and more. His music was the soundtrack to both romance and politics in the 60s, ...

Slammed at Brisbane Powerhouse

Set in a fictitious but familiar high school setting amidst some troubled teens, Slammed follows the story of Jake Ryan – a downtrodden 15 year old with a tough life.  Neglected by his father and abandoned by his mother, Jake is left to battle his way through Year 10 and find his place in the world… and he needs all the help he can get. We soon learn, however, that Jake is not the only one getting ‘slammed.’ As the lives and hardships of those around him continue to collide, it ...

Hamlet – Bell Shakespeare

A family torn apart by murder, a son burdened with the truth and the task of avenging his father, and a country on the brink of war. Anguish, passion and desperation collide in this tragic telling of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark who is tormented by the impossibility of his dilemma, and who remains one of theatre’s most fascinating characters. Damien Ryan, returning to Bell Shakespeare following the critically acclaimed Henry V in 2014, will deliver a new production of Hamlet, ...

The Paratrooper Project at JWCOCA

Originally inspired by mementos left by WWII Paratrooper Richard Matthaei, the grandfather of Phluxus2 co-founder Nerida Matthaei, this Brisbane-based dance collective has created an entangled world where stories of wars, historical imaginings and harsh realities become knotted, interwoven and laid bare. The Paratrooper Project sees Phluxus2 examine military, political and personal histories and their impact on our everyday. They interrogate how these histories have imprinted our present ...