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Wasteland at Brisbane Powerhouse

Besieged by mountains of rubbish, 12 extraordinary young performers recycle and reuse discarded items, reimagining circus and what our future could be. Wasteland is about potential, hope, resilience and survival – replacing recognisable circus apparatus with repurposed materials and scrap.   //   Developed by Flipside’s performance troupe, renowned circus artist Chelsea McGuffin and dramaturge Robert Kronk, Wasteland combines amazing aerials with frenetic ground and ...

La Boite unveils powerful female-led 2018 Season

“It is no surprise that our 2018 season has a vital and strong group of female artists leading the charge,” La Boite Artistic Director and CEO Todd MacDonald said. “Throughout its 90+ year history, La Boite has been heavily influenced by formidable and talented women, from Barbara Sisley and Babette Stephens to Jennifer Blocksidge and Sue Rider. “In 2018, our season tackles global issues, personal narratives, innovative forms, and a host of exciting new collaborations, ...

The Lonesome West at JWCOCA

Well-meaning but troubled priest, Father Welsh, desperately attempts to reconcile the brothers fearing their violence will spiral towards a bloody end. Girleen, a beautiful young school girl, provides hope for a brighter future, if only the men can find compassion in their hearts.   //   The Lonesome West is a darkly irreverent but uproariously funny black comedy, from Martin McDonagh, the Academy Award-winning author of In Bruges. The Lonesome West 8 - 18 November ...

The Wine Bluffs at Brisbane Powerhouse

Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja.   //   After intoxicating sold out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best; bullshit about wine. Laying spurious claims to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will ...

Humans at QPAC

Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme they question how much we can take as humans. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them.   //   Created by Yaron Lifschitz, the stage is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. With ...

What Rhymes With Cars and Girls at Brisbane Powerhouse

Performed with a live band led by Rogers, What Rhymes With Cars and Girls is an intimate musical jewel that sees two lovers brought together by a conjunction of the stars and a pizza delivery gone weird.   //   It’s a raw and complex urban romance – a balm for the hardest of hearts, and solace for anyone who has ever been in love. Playwright Aidan Fennessy, has threaded these beautiful songs across the class divide to create a stunning new tale of contemporary love ...

The Zombies are Coming to Containment at Brisbane Powerhouse!

One problem – there is a leak in the lab. We’re on the edge of the zombie apocalypse. Containment is your chance to save the world and challenge the ordinary in this 90-minute strategy-based team adventure game.   //   Containment is a highly immersive, limited season experience that integrates live adventure gaming, immersive theatre, technology and world creation to create high-fidelity entertainment. Step out of reality and launch into Australia’s most ...

Wonderland Festival 2017 at Brisbane Powerhouse

The 2017 program features internationally acclaimed acts and interstate guests alongside homegrown heroes and festival favourites, canvassing comedy to burlesque, contemporary circus, cabaret, music, art installation and more.   //   This year’s highlights include beatbox sensation and one-man orchestra Tom Thum and bohemian singer- songwriter Jamie MacDowell joining forces for a musical mash-up that defies conventions and expectations. American comedy legend Arj ...

One the Bear at La Boîte

Two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters, spit rhymes and fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music to tell their tale. One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world. It’s basically a documentary. “One the Bear is a stunning gathering of artistic talents and a timely allegorical warning about cultural commodification…” Realtime Set in a ...

Check out the Fun House at the Brisbane Festival!

From the creators of sell-out festival sensations Blanc de Blanc and LIMBO comes a brand new show full of exhilaration, exaltation and the best kind of inflation. This is fun on a BIG scale. Watch as a cast of international performers creates a pop-up technicolour world before your very eyes and then invite you in to explore.   //   Featuring the music of viral YouTube sensation DJ Pogo, pale-faced harlequin Spencer Novich, multi-award winning star of Kracken Trygve ...