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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 ...

Prize Fighter at La Boite

A co-production between Brisbane Festival and La Boite, Prize Fighter will transform the Roundhouse Theatre, Australia's only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round, into a spectacular boxing arena showcasing the story of Isa, a talented young Congolese boxer. Played by Pacharo Mzembe, one of Queensland’s most talented young actors, Isa’s powerful left hook offers a new life in Australia, but as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career he is faced with his greatest opponent – ...