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Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents James Acaster at Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre!

With intricate, personal storytelling and polished writing, James reaches new heights of pitch-perfect stand-up with Cold Lasagna Hate Myself. His previous three shows Recognise, Represent & Reset and Recap formed his four-part Netflix series, Repertoire, making him the first UK comic to shoot more than one Netflix Original special.   //   Along with a host of UK TV credits including Mock the Week and Live At the Apollo, the acclaimed comedian sold out his debut ...

Queerstories returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival!

Fast becoming an institution round the country, Queerstories sells out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and regional areas, bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage.   //   Funny, moving, surprising and engaging, the stories from Queerstories are also available on the podcast, and as a collection of short stories published by Hachette Australia in 2018 and launched at the Sydney Opera House. Queerstories 9 March 2019 Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane ...

The World According to Farts is coming to Brisbane this month!

Singing sensation Christa Hughes teams up with her Circus Oz buddy, Jim Dunlop to take you on a side-splitting tour of the human body. Apart from learning some anatomy, children enjoy the songs, music and true wonder of the sounds our bodies create.   //   Christa finds the human body and ALL of its sounds absolutely fascinating. She loves facts almost as much as she loves to laugh. Her powerful voice and command of the stage (not to mention her cheekiness and irrevere...

The Duke + Robin Hood & Me are coming soon to the Brisbane Powerhouse!

UK theatre company Hoipolloi brings The Duke and Me & Robin Hood to Brisbane Powerhouse, a duo of shows created by and starring award-winning artistic director Shôn Dale-Jones. The Duke is a semi-autobiographical tale of Dale-Jones, his mother, and their complex relationship with a cherished china figurine of the Duke of Wellington belonging to his late father. The one-man show playfully and poignantly blends fantasy and reality as it weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a ...

Songs and Times Of Sam Cooke Review

Songs and Times Of Sam Cooke pays homage to his musical career through the voice and stagecraft of Australian born Gary Pinto and his crack six piece band. The night was broken down into two sets, with a short intermission in the middle. The first set focused on the more ballad side of his art, while the second set was more up-tempo and included more audience participation.   //   After a few hiccups with the sound during the beginning of the first set (the voice too low ...

From Johnny to Jack is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse!

From Johnny to Jack canvasses the incredible roller-coaster journey of a teen pop idol’s rise and fall, and the making of a rock and roll icon who would become known as ‘The Voice’. Twenty years before Whispering Jack became the highest selling album in Australian history, a teenager named Johnny Farnham stormed onto the Australian music scene with the unconventional smash hit Sadie (The Cleaning Lady).   //   From Johnny to Jack explores the greatest untold ...

A Christmas Carol dominates the 2018 Matilda Award nominations

The Matilda Awards – Queensland’s premier awards for performing arts – honour and celebrate excellence in the Queensland theatre industry with winners crowned in 18 categories at a star-studded ceremony on February 18 at Brisbane Powerhouse. Matilda Awards Executive Committee chairperson Deb Wilks said tickets to the event were on sale now for a small donation which will be invested back into the state’s theatre community. “The Matilda Awards are a highly anticipated part of ...

Songs and Times of Sam Cooke

Credited by many as the inventor of soul music, Cooke began his career in gospel bands, later moving to “secular music” and creating a sound that broke the colour divide. More than sharp suits, luxury cars, generous women and earthy language, Cooke’s crystal-clear, velvet-smooth voice had the melodies to match and revolutionised a new genre.   //   Cooke broke race and religious barriers in the 1950’s and 1960’s and became one of the best known African ...

So Frenchy So Chic is returning to Brisbane this month!

Sultry, sexy and highly charismatic, this Marseilles-born artist is cut from the same cloth as So Frenchy So Chic icons like Françoise Hardy, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Emilie Simon; and not just in her kohl-rimmed eyes, vintage styling and heavy-fringed brunette looks.   //   Former member of So Frenchy So Chic alumni, La Femme, Clara’s indie-like sound carries a heavy, danceable groove (thanks to her love of cool basslines) and a stage presence that is ...

Get your laugh on at the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019

Audiences will be treated to a slew of top international entertainers, some of Australia’s favourite acts, a bevy of Brisbane talent and emerging superstars with 75 acts across Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC from February 22 to March 24, 2019. The festival isn’t the only 10-year-old lining up for a laugh with the introduction of a family program celebrating class clowns, fart jokes and a snot-load of fun across five shows sure to tickle the funny bones of children ...