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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...

Swing

ce. A heart-warming romantic comedy about being brave, trying your best and thinking outside the box, Swing follows May and Joe over the period of one year at swing dancing classes. Joe is a divorced father seeking a new job after losing his business during Ireland’s recession. May is a graphic artist who is looking to fill in time while her boyfriend is away. They meet at an evening dance class, and begin to fumble their way through the dance steps, romantic dilemmas, career problems ...

When the Rain Stops Falling at JWCOCA

In an achingly beautiful story that spans four generations and two continents, this powerful drama is an investigation of mortality and family, of shared experience and inherited legacies, of the strength of nature and the compassion of humanity. Join Ipswich’s THAT Production Company on a breath-taking mystery in collaboration with a passionate creative team of performers and artists, and a story from one of Australia’s most acclaimed and successful playwrights, Andrew Bovell ...

Daffodils [inspired by true events] at Brisbane Powerhouse

Pull the cover off your favourite vinyl and discover a rich sonic world in the award-winning Kiwi hit Daffodils.   //   Travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this bittersweet love story about a teddy boy and a farm girl: their first meeting, their marriage and the New Zealand pop-rock soundtrack that shapes their lives. Prepare to have your indie soul rocked. Featuring songs by Crowded House, Bic Runga, Chris Knox, The Mint Chicks, Dave ...

Bianca Del Rio: Not Today Satan Australian Tour

Not Today Satan, taken from her now famous line in the popular reality series, promises to be the next fabulous instalment from the self-proclaimed ‘clown in a dress’ who is now a hit the world over. Don’t miss your chance to see the "Joan Rivers of the drag world" (New York Times) in her fiercely funny new show this May. Bianca Del Rio: Not Today Satan Australian Tour May 16 2016 - Melbourne, Playhouse May 18 2016 - Perth, Astor Theatre May 20 2016 - Adelaide, Thebarton ...

The Tragedy of King Richard III at La Boîte

Crippled king. Fierce warrior. Cunning psychopath. For four centuries, Shakespeare’s Richard III has been regarded as the greatest villain in world drama; a bottled spider, loved and loathed for spinning a web of lies and violence around the monarchy. In 2012, Richard’s resting place was finally uncovered: an unmarked, unremarkable, shallow grave beneath a supermarket car park - too small for the remains or the myth. But Richard - the crooked shadow, the symbol of unchecked ambition ...