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Queensland Theatre launches 2020: a celebration of 50 seasons of stories!

“Season 2020 confirms Queensland Theatre as the national home of new stories, with 50 percent of the season being world premieres,” said Strong. “I’m proud of how we have transformed Queensland Theatre over the last four years, but I am especially proud of our championing of new stories. This is the third successive year in which at least half of our season has been brand new work,” he said. “In the four years including 2020, we will have staged 15 world premieres, including ...

BLANC De BLANC returns to the Brisbane Festival this September!

Featuring the same intoxicating blend of acrobatic artistry and risqué revelry that cemented its predecessor’s place at the top of the box office, BLANC De BLANC ENCORE fizzes and froths at The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent from 5 - 28 September. “This is the spectacular, entertaining-as-hell encore audiences have been waiting for,” Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said. “Following a sold-out Sydney Opera House season; flirtatious performers, edge-of-the-seat ...

Life Will Be The Death Of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Stand-Up Comedy Tour is coming to Australia this October!

Life Will Be The Death Of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Stand-Up Comedy Tour, taking the same name as her just-released #1 NY Times Best Selling sixth book, Life Will Be The Death Of Me, will see the disarmingly honest and riotously funny Handler, head to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from October 4.   //   Fresh from her 27-date tour in the US, this brand-new stand up show is classic Chelsea Handler. The brash candour and self-deprecating humour that fuelled her previous ...

World’s collide in Opera Queensland’s Visionary 2020 Season!

The vibrant program is anchored by four main stage productions – Lorelei, Bran Nue Dae, Tristan und Isolde and Aida – complimented by a new Concert Series, a regional tour of 2019’s hit production of Tosca and an expanded education and community engagement. Minister Enoch said the 2020 season was a mix of new musical experiences and memorable productions with a statewide reach. “It’s great to see Opera Queensland stage classic works, alongside the uplifting Australian ...

Penn & Teller are coming to Brisbane January 2020!

Dubbed “the greatest performing duo in showbiz” by Jimmy Fallon, Penn & Teller have defied labels – and at times physics and good taste – by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. In this sharp and hilarious production, the “Evil Geniuses” (David Letterman) of magic will bring their mind-bending show direct to QPAC’s Concert Hall, with Queensland audiences given the rare opportunity to witness Penn & Teller performing ...

From the Black Titanic to Christ’s Crucifixion: South Africa’s Isango Ensemble Deuts a searing duet

One, the devastating story of “The Black Titanic”, the other, a spellbinding musical enactment of Christ’s final hours on earth, playing QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre and Concert Hall from 5-7 September and 8 September, respectively. Based in Cape Town, Isango Ensemble is internationally renowned for re-imagining Western theatre classics and presenting them with a South African perspective. Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said that this award-winning company has ...

L’Appartement Theatre Review

The fish this time are Aussie couple, Rooster (Andrew Buchanan) and Meg (Liz Buchanan) and the pond is the city of love, Paris. They sublet a fancy Parisian apartment from a sophisticated French couple, Serge (Pacharo Mzembe) and Lea (Melanie Zanetti).   //   Once their vacation begins, the cracks in their relationship begin to appear. They have unresolved differences and are having to contend with a new addition to the family, the arrival of twin daughters, one with ...

The award-winning musical Becoming Bill is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this month!

The story of single mum Jane and her two twenty-something boys. Or should that be men? No, boys. Still it’s a normal enough life, not perfect and she’s getting through … until son number one, Bill, decides to write a musical – about his family! Bill’s doing OK. He’s got his own flat, a job and an on-again-off-again girlfriend. But he also has a brother who called in to play video games three months ago and hasn’t left. Mum just can’t quite find the balance between letting ...

Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom at Brisbane Powerhouse

In a world where bigotry, racism, violence and inequality are seemingly on the rise, this show, built around Woody’s songs, is a timely reminder of the universal power of great folk music to celebrate humanity and to give voice to the struggles of ordinary people for a better world.   //   Led by the musical prowess of Bruce Hearn (from Melbourne ska legends, Strange Tenants) & The Machinists, Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom features icons of Australia’s folk/r...

Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is coming to QPAC this month!

Frances Rings’ Unaipon is an absorbing portrait of the great Aboriginal inventor, philosopher, writer and storyteller, Ngarrindjeri man David Unaipon, who features on the Australian $50 note. Stamping Ground was created by Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian as a homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Curated by Artistic Director Stephen Page, to make fire highlights the breadth, power, and beauty of Bangarra’s creations over three decades.   // ...