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The Mayne Effect

How were his children to cope? Leaving behind a family once so prominent within society, The Mayne Effect explores the turbulent lives of five very different individuals. Two of the children descended into madness, whilst the others fought most of their lives to clear the family name. This production investigates the madness and scandal that haunted generations, and poses the question, “can wealth buy you forgiveness?” Flowers Theatre Company in association with the 2015 Anywhere ...

La Soirée at QPAC

Get ready to experience LA SOIRÉE’s potent cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety in a re-imagined QPAC Playhouse, where every audience member sits on stage within touching distance of the performers. Ten years bold and fresh from a sold out world tour with their hottest line-up yet, LA SOIRÉE continues to be a theatrical phenomenon, showcasing the crème de la crème of the cabaret world in a unique and inspirational night of live entertainmen...

Samson at La Boite

Essie, Beth and Sid are on the cusp of adulthood at the arse-end of the world. Together in a small Queensland town they laugh, sunbathe, fight, dream and pray for some kind of future that they can’t quite picture. The accidental death of a friend has torn apart all their assumptions about loyalty, love and life. And when a new kid comes to town with his own secrets and baggage, their fragile equilibrium faces a fresh test. Barely-healed wounds are reopened, new allegiances are formed ...

Flipside Circus – Stories from the Sky at JWCOCA

Featuring accomplished circus artists aged 11 to 18, the imaginative tale of memory, dreams and friendship is inspired by the artists’ own stories. The intimate tales weave in an array of circus skills including breathtaking aerials, amazing acrobatics, gusty German wheel and extraordinary juggling to create a heart-warming performance perfect for audiences of all ages. The fun continues after the show, with burgeoning circus stars feeling inspired invited to join staff from ...

Brisbane at QPAC

Danny's dashing pilot brother has been killed in the Bombing of Darwin. As Danny's devastated family unravels, the teen finds a surrogate sibling in Andy, one of the Americans stationed in Brisbane. The American pilot takes Danny under his wing, and as the tension begins to rise between the Yank and Aussie servicemen, Danny hatches a reckless revenge plan against those who took his brother. A QTC world premiere drawing on true stories from the leafy streets of Brisbane in the middle of ...

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis at Brisbane Powerhouse

His infamous letter, written in 1897 from Reading Gaol to his lover and betrayer, holds a tabloid fascination. It is an intimate investigation of a world class dramatist and shamed celebrity suffering political imprisonment, censorship and trial by media. Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis is sexually uncompromising, audacious and exquisitely powerful. A one-man tour-de-force performance by Brian Lucas. This brutal and touching work investigates human rights, their quashing, emergence and ...

A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle at ACMI

Combining live puppetry and miniatures with multimedia sets, animation, music and live footage, A Moon Safari by Steam Bicycle treats the audience to both behind-the-scenes filmmaking and a live theatre performance at the same time. Nellie Lettuce's only wish is to ride a bicycle but she's locked inside her Victorian home by over-protective Uncle Zebulon. Zebulon fears that The Mysterious Cheese Thieves ransacking the town of Lardville will snatch her away. But Zebulon has failed to ...

POPE HEAD – The Secret Life of Francis Bacon at JWCOCA

The play is a dark comedic drama exploring the life, art, psyche and sexuality of charismatic artist Francis Bacon, once famously described by Margaret Thatcher as “that man who paints those dreadful pictures.” Bacon’s controversial reputation began during his tumultuous youth when he was beaten and banished from the family home after being caught wearing his mother’s stockings. He then travelled extensively throughout Europe and took a variety of jobs – and lovers – to ...

As You Like It – Bell Shakespeare

As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy. Passionate and disarming, As You Like It – one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies – will be directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director, Peter Evans. Featuring an inspiring cast, including John Bell as the melancholic Jaques, in his final role with Bell Shakespeare as an Artistic Direct...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at La Boite

Four awkward teens find themselves entangled in a god-awful love quadrangle. A sextet of amateur drama enthusiasts earnestly rehearse a play for a wedding. The Godfather and Godmother of the fairies are locked in a bitter argument over an adopted child, which they seek to resolve through the careless application of dodgy witchcraft. Benjamin Schostakowski, director of multi award-winning A Tribute of Sorts, transplants Shakespeare’s enchanted lovers, fools and fairies from the wilder...