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Snow White at La Boîte

At once enticing and confronting, this retelling will upend fairy-tale expectations, disturbingly blurring the boundaries of good and evil, beauty and ugliness, truth and lies, trust and betrayal, killer and prey. // Four musicians and four extraordinary singer/actors from styles spanning opera to rock join forces to create a musical and theatrical world that is sensual, immersive and evocative. Audiences will be up close and in-the-round with the sweat and muscle; blood and ...

Troppo at the Brisbane Festival

On a deserted island far, far away a rag tag circus troupe is washed up on a beach. Dazed and unfamiliar with their colourful new world they venture into the island with often hilarious results. Will they make it off or will the tropical, warm climate make them all go a little... ‘troppo’? In this 'Alice in Wonderland meets The Tempest’ action-packed new show, be taken on a colourful journey through the dazzling landscapes of the mystical island of Troppo. A daring new acrobatic ...

Rules of the Game at the Brisbane Festival

This Australian exclusive is fresh from its premiere in Dallas in May and ahead of its New York premiere in November. // Rules Of The Game, based loosely on Pirandello, is a multidisciplinary work for eight dancers – some of the most gifted of their generation – featuring dance, video and sculpture. This is dance as visual art. Bokaer is the youngest dancer to ever join Merce Cunningham’s company and is Robert Wilson’s regular choreographic collaborator. His crisp, ...

Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid at the Brisbane Festival

In this glittering production, a world of sea shanties gives way to a spirited array of contemporary originals by the likes of Sirens Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke and Megan Washington, as a young mermaid longs to gain a human soul, body, and the love of a young prince. In part two of the ‘little’ trilogy that began with Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl in 2011, the cat is back, and she’s not afraid to go into the water! This operatic and outrageous sea ride features a posse of ...

Muscle Memory at Judith Wright Centre

An evening of heartfelt and virtuosic works performed by Collusion, alongside Queensland Ballet’s exciting young pre-professional dancers. Experience the heightened synchronicity of dance and live music in these lyrical, muscular and intimate chamber ballets.   //   Featuring three group dance works - Refraction, Transition Sequence, Urban Myths; and two intimate duets - Mourning Song and Transference. Muscle Memory creates a varied evening of the best Australian chamber ...

True West at Brisbane Powerhouse

Brotherly love this ain’t. When a sly ‘gentleman’s agreement’ is made between Lee (Thomas Larkin) and a Hollywood producer on the ninth green, Lee’s brother Austin (Julian Curtis) allows bitterness and resentment to erupt. Pokemon Go // In a hilarious and devastating struggle set against the heat and howls of their desert surrounds, the brothers challenge what it means to ‘win’ in life, how this is measured and who really cares. Shepard’s modern masterpiece is a ...

Straight White Men at La Boîte

The widowed Ed welcomes home his three middle-aged sons for Christmas. The eldest, Matt, has moved back in after losing his way, while life also holds its challenges for younger brothers Jake and Drew. They enjoy brotherly banter, the nostalgic re-hashing of childhood pranks, takeout Chinese and some questionable pyjamas. But amongst the hijinks, trash-talk and smart-arse repartee, they must confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters, and privil...

Grace at Judith Wright Centre

From Wednesday 27 until Saturday 30 July, Emma Serjeant will present her pivotal solo work Grace the Judith Wight Centre of Contemporary Arts. Pokemon Go // Grace is based on a popular, successful, happy woman: loving her life and her hidden wild-side. Then, catastrophe. Will she fall forward into the unknown or jerk back to the familiar? Grace is an intimate journey through five life-changing seconds of a woman’s existence and creator/performer Emma Serjeant brings superb physical ...

Bell Shakespeare Othello Australian Tour

A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello is a man swept up in desire, quickly turned to murderous rage when he is betrayed by his military brother-in-arms, the cynically destructive Iago.   //   One of William Shakespeare’s most famous and passionate tragedies, Othello will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, in a gripping production that will touch audiences to their core, as envy is a weapon wielded with brazen ...

Driftwood at JWCOCA

On Friday 17 June, Brisbane’s Casus Circus presents their highly anticipated new work Driftwood for one night only at the Judith Wight Centre of Contemporary Arts. // Through the unique acrobatic shapes signature to Casus, Drfitwood takes you on a journey of explosive encounters, hidden looks and humorous discoveries. In this colourful and turbulent concoction of pure joy and intimacy, watch Casus bring a blank canvas to life and revel in our innate need for human contact. T...