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The Aints Play The Saints ’73-’78 at the Brisbane Festival

Originally spawned in the early nineties, The Aints sought to bring justice to the sound and attitude of the original Brisbane-based band, capturing their energy and awesome onstage presence.   //   Alongside bassist Peter Oxley (Sunnyboys), drummer Paul Larson (The Celibate Rifles), keyboardist Alister Spence and a guest brass section, The Aints 2.0 will perform songs that spanned their three ground-breaking albums: the proto-punk classic ‘(I’m) Stranded’ (1977), ...

Regurgitator perform The Velvet Underground & Nico at the Brisbane Festival

Regurgitator have never met a musical genre they couldn’t lovingly poke a few holes in, or a tongue-in-cheek performance art stunt they didn’t like the flavour of. Here’s their faithful but fresh take on one of the greatest albums of all time – a love letter from one set of enduring eccentrics to another. The show sees Quan, Ben and Peter joined by Seja on keys (and some key vocal duties) and Mindy Meng Wang on the Chinese guzheng.   //   This performance will ...

Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror at GoMA

The word giallo is Italian for 'yellow' – a reference to the colour of the covers that adorned pulpy paperbacks in post-war Italy. This film genre first emerged in the 1960s and was popularised by these three directors as highly stylised and gruesome thrillers that took horror cinema to new and often outrageous extremes. Throughout the 1970s, the style became more pronounced – with innovative cinematography, convoluted scenes of death and mayhem, and an intense psychosexual edge – ...

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 ...

Laser Beak Man at La Boite

Co-produced with La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival, Laser Beak Man boasts an all-star creative team helmed by Dead Puppet Society Artistic Director David Morton, Executive Producer Nicholas Paine and Sharp himself, with original music from Ball Park Music front man Sam Cromack and design by Helpmann Award winner Jonathon Oxlade. Jam-packed with Sharp’s trademark visual puns and kaleidoscopic characters, the world of Laser Beak Man is given spectacular life by seven actors ...

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 ...

Velvet at Brisbane Powerhouse

Velvet completely redefines cabaret as a disco inferno that shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. This is an electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon, all in the company of vocal, dance and acrobatic stars. It’s sharp, sexy, raucous, and just a little sadomasochistic. Featuring the legendary diva Marcia Hines, singer/songwriter Brendan Maclean, mixmaster with rhythmic brilliance Joey Accaria, hoola-boy extraordinaire Craig Reid, New Orleans burlesque queen Perle ...