Brisbane Festival 22 results

Comedian James Veitch is returning to Australia!

James has filmed a TED Talk which went on to become the fastest ever to reach over ten million views. Currently at 52.4m views and climbing, the talk sees James narrate an hilarious exchange with an email spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal. The former Apple Store Genius brings us Tentative, a brand-new show, full of even more pranks, scams and emails.   //   “Gleefully, brazenly cheeky” (The Scotsman), the YouTube star and best-selling author delivers ...

Yang Liping’s Rite of Spring is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

A household name in her native country, Yang Liping has won huge international acclaim for her extravagant, breathtakingly visual dance works, blending Chinese aesthetics and modern expression in a distinctively personal movement language. Taking inspiration from Chinese and Tibetan symbols of nature, Yang Liping creates a preface and a coda framing Stravinsky’s totemic work as the second of three sections – Incantation, Sacrifice and Renewal. Parts I and III feature a new musical ...

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is Bryony’s masterpiece about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. She combines personal stories with epic film and original pop songs, in a powerful, dark and joyous tour de force.   //   In 2016, Bryony nearly drowned. Postnatal breakdowns, an imploding relationship and an extremely sick child left her sitting beneath the waves hoping she could slowly turn to shell. Three years later and she is able to deal with life again. Who ...

Bitch on Heat is coming to the Brisbane Festival

Absurdist lip-synch meets high-camp performance art in this pop-fuelled critique of sexual politics in the age of implied consent. Nothing is sacred as psycho-siren Leah Shelton, directed by UK provocateur Ursula Martinez, trawls through a Pandora’s box of ancient myths, porn, pop-culture, instructional records and revenge movie heroines. Welcome to the doghouse. Beware. This Bitch bites. //   "★★★★★ - Smart and hilarious, Bitch On Heat doesn’t waste a single ...

Invisible Cities – Brisbane Festival’s most ambitious production to date!

Built out of necessity to house the epic work it will host, the bespoke1050-seat auditorium will exist for five nights only – making it a true ‘festival-only’ experience. Loosely based on the 1972 novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities is an audacious multi-artform spectacle, a fantasy conjured by an international team of creative innovators that plays its exclusive Australian season from 24 – 28 September, made possible with new support from the Queensland ...

Nourish the body and mind at Dancenorth’s dinner party with a difference

Part-dance performance, part-interactive theatre piece, part-dinner date, Communal Table is a Brisbane Festival commission set to nourish both body and mind. The genre-busting work is created by acclaimed contemporary dance company Dancenorth and is one of several Brisbane Festival productions programmed in unusual and non-traditional venues. Dinner, dance and dialogue is served at The Joinery, in inner-Brisbane’s West End, with guests first invited to wander silently through the ...

Swing On This heading to Brisbane for the Brisbane Festival this September!

A quartet of leading men from Australia’s stage and screen swing through a repertoire of jazz and big band classics, interspersed with surprising takes on crowd-pleasing contemporary hits. The tuxedo-clad foursome, made up of Ben Mingay (Home & Away, Wonderland, Dirty Dancing), Matt Lee (So You Think You Can Dance, Mary Poppins), Luke Kennedy (The Voice Australia, The Ten Tenors) and Michael Falzon (Evita, Rock of Ages), deliver a dashing performance sure to delight. Their ...

BLANC De BLANC returns to the Brisbane Festival this September!

Featuring the same intoxicating blend of acrobatic artistry and risqué revelry that cemented its predecessor’s place at the top of the box office, BLANC De BLANC ENCORE fizzes and froths at The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent from 5 - 28 September. “This is the spectacular, entertaining-as-hell encore audiences have been waiting for,” Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said. “Following a sold-out Sydney Opera House season; flirtatious performers, edge-of-the-seat ...

From the Black Titanic to Christ’s Crucifixion: South Africa’s Isango Ensemble Deuts a searing duet

One, the devastating story of “The Black Titanic”, the other, a spellbinding musical enactment of Christ’s final hours on earth, playing QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre and Concert Hall from 5-7 September and 8 September, respectively. Based in Cape Town, Isango Ensemble is internationally renowned for re-imagining Western theatre classics and presenting them with a South African perspective. Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said that this award-winning company has ...

Planet of the Apes 50th Anniversary Screening on Riverfire night!

With a Sci-Fi & Superheroes backing soundtrack to light up the Brisbane skyline, what better way to celebrate this year’s fireworks than with one of the best river views in Brisbane, followed with a 50th Anniversary screening of the Sci-Fi Classic, Planet of the Apes!   //   There’ll be giveaways… and, more importantly, the Bar will be very much open - serving drinks and our award-winning cinema favourites to bring into the movie with you. Escape the crowds ...