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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 ...

Vince Jones – A Personal Selection: A Retrospective (and more) is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

A contemporary jazz tour de force, with a revered 20 album international career, Jones returns to Brisbane Powerhouse to share a lifetime of audience favourites plus brand new works.   //   A leading vocalist, interpreter, trumpet player and composer Vince Jones has entertained and informed audiences for decades with his elite group of musicians. Experience one of Australia’s great jazz vocalists for one night only as he shares A Personal Selection. Vince Jones - A ...

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 ...