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The award-winning musical Becoming Bill is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this month!

The story of single mum Jane and her two twenty-something boys. Or should that be men? No, boys. Still it’s a normal enough life, not perfect and she’s getting through … until son number one, Bill, decides to write a musical – about his family! Bill’s doing OK. He’s got his own flat, a job and an on-again-off-again girlfriend. But he also has a brother who called in to play video games three months ago and hasn’t left. Mum just can’t quite find the balance between letting ...

Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom at Brisbane Powerhouse

In a world where bigotry, racism, violence and inequality are seemingly on the rise, this show, built around Woody’s songs, is a timely reminder of the universal power of great folk music to celebrate humanity and to give voice to the struggles of ordinary people for a better world.   //   Led by the musical prowess of Bruce Hearn (from Melbourne ska legends, Strange Tenants) & The Machinists, Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom features icons of Australia’s folk/r...

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 is now showing at Brisbane Powerhouse

This year, the contest saw 4,738 photographers from 129 countries enter 78,801 images. The 2019 World Press Photo nominees were from 25 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. Of these nominees, 14 photographers are women (32%), which means a significant increase ...

Comedy is coming back to Sunday’s at Brisbane Powerhouse!

After 5 years, Brisbane Powerhouse is shaking up it’s free comedy program and moving Knockoff, the weekly free comedy event on a Friday evening, to Sunday and welcoming back the original name, Livewired Comedy. It’s the same event – Brisbane’s best local and visiting comedians live on stage serving up an hour of free rib-cracking laughs – just with a fresh look. Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart is keen to bring the laughs back to Sunday and ward off those ...

100 Years Of The History Of Dance is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Directed by Emma Canalese and performed by Joseph Simons, 100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale follows Jacob, a schoolboy presenting a report on the topic of his own choice. Not to be extra or anything, but Jacob has decided to cover 100 Years of the History of Dance!   //   Exploring the lives of influential choreographers, including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Roudolf Nureyev, Pina Bauch, Gene ...

Yank! A WWII Love Story is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Based on the true, hidden history of gay soldiers during World War II, and billed as the musical Rodgers and Hammerstein never wrote, this Australian premiere love story, explores what it means to fall in love and struggle to survive, in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you. It’s 1943, when being gay was a crime. Young and scared, 18 year old Stu is drafted to fight in one of history’s deadliest wars. As Stu struggles through basic training, he falls for the ...

Giantess – written and perfomed by Cassie Workman – is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Taken to a strange house, Sam’s captor tells her she is sick and can never ever leave. Now only the power of a giant can save her.   //   Created by the multi-award-winning comedian Cassie Workman, Giantess is a story of self acceptance. Interweaving music, comedy, storytelling and illustration, Cassie’s one-person-show explores the anguish of coming to terms with a gender identity that doesn’t match your body. Giantess Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane 4-6 July ...

Killer Queens will rock you this July at the Brisbane Powerhouse!

Five ferocious females ascend the glam rock throne. Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevillian music hall, the KILLER QUEENS immerse audiences in the music of Mercury with an electrifying fusion of jaw-dropping vocals and camp theatrics complete with tight shorts, leather and leotards.   //   Backed by a dynamic array of rock musicians, the KILLER QUEENS embody one of greatest queer characters in contemporary culture, featuring ...

Magpie is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse this month

The home conjures echoes from her distant past: the muggy summers, the smell of rotting mangoes, and the perpetual arguments between her Romani mother and father. When she discovers her old journal; an innocent tapestry of ideas, drawings, and imaginings, Mordecai is drawn back to 1961 and a long-abandoned investigation into her parents’ unhappiness.   //   Pushed along by her childhood friend Splinter, Mordecai sets out to uncover the long dormant secrets that cursed ...

La Silhouette is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

La Silhouette is a cabaret club; a maze of mirages where myriad mysterious shapes pull you into dark corners and hidden rooms. Here, the shape of Brisbane’s queer history is brought to life by eight people whose spirits suffer all, celebrate all and endure all across decades of hiding, rioting and retribution.   //   On evenings like this, a drag queen may take you into her dressing room and whisper secrets. You may find yourself talking to the police on behalf of a ...