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Neon Tiger Theatre Review

Andy is a reductionist who sees the world in simple terms, while Arisa over intellectualise things and has strong opinions on just about every topic. Contrasting the difference between the perception of intent and interpretation of action, Andy and Arisa continue to see the world in dramatically different ways, even as the begin to fall in love. The third element of this union is the city of Bangkok, with its sights and sounds and smells. It is an exotic location and one that promotes a ...

Experience the adult gap-year you never knew you needed with Neon Tiger – coming soon to La Boîte!

Set to the beat of Bangkok’s back alleys and backpacker nightclubs, Neon Tiger is the  love-child of playwright Julia-Rose Lewis (Samson, This Feral Life), musical comedian Gillian Cosgriff (Tonightly, Vivid White), and director Kat Henry (The Wind in The Willows, Constellations).   //   Presented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse, this feel-good up-beat comedy features eight original pop songs penned by Green Room Award-winning comedian Cosgriff, reminiscent of ...

One Way hits the Dance Floor at La Boîte this October!

Combining the explosive nature of breaking and the intricacies of hip-hop with contemporary dance theatrics, One Way is an exciting new work that explores the notion of discovering your true passions.   //   Directed by Sammie Williams and featuring some of Australia’s most creative and talented dancers, Elements Collective takes audience on an entrancing journey of movement and sound. One Way is the inaugural recipient of the Mad Dance House Grant; a partnership ...

Home grown hit Prize Fighter embarks on a National Tour!

The four-time Helpmann nominated production, which received its premiere at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre for Brisbane Festival 2015, is adrenaline-pumping, full contact theatre, inspired by Fidel’s remarkable own story story and those of people he has known. It tells the story of Isa, a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, Isa soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from ...

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames coming soon to La Boîte!

This wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Hours later, trapped in the local football club, Lysa is faced with a difficult decision – will she dig her heels in for the sake of change, even if it burns every bridge she’s ever walked?   //   Led by a fierce chorus of senior women, this fury fuelled dramedy centres on a young woman who’s on the cusp of her political awakening, grappling with the significance of legacy and self-empowerment in the face of adversity. ...

The Mathematics of Longing Theatre Review

The Mathematics of Longing tackles this conundrum head on with the kind of flourish that round out a multi-media rampage as only live theatre can. Lights and motion and sound sometimes coming at you from multiple sources all at once. The cacophony of five voices battling for your attention and that one loan power chord to argument the truth. There are many equations that equal results that charge the mind with as much force as some of our baser instincts charge the body.   // ...

The World Premiere of The Mathematics of Longing is coming to La Boîte this June!

The Mathematics of Longing is a love story of whimsical delight and earnest gravity; a new work by internationally renowned Australian playwright Suzie Miller, with trailblazing Gold Coast based dance-theatre company, The Farm. Physics and mathematical theorems intersect with the characters and stories they inspire in an explosion of art and science, exploring the infinite complexity of the human heart.   //   Bringing The Farm’s extraordinary physicality to the La ...

The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek at La Boîte

Working out of a small shack in the isolated wilds of south-western Tasmania, George, an environmental scientist, is trying to save the world one Tassie Devil at a time. Since she was a small girl she has dreamt of halting the advance of climate change, but saving a species in the middle of nowhere will have to do, for now… Sharing the cramped shack with George is Harris, a ranger with an annoying chicken nugget obsession, who has been charged with bringing a feral dog plague under ...

La Boite unveils powerful female-led 2018 Season

“It is no surprise that our 2018 season has a vital and strong group of female artists leading the charge,” La Boite Artistic Director and CEO Todd MacDonald said. “Throughout its 90+ year history, La Boite has been heavily influenced by formidable and talented women, from Barbara Sisley and Babette Stephens to Jennifer Blocksidge and Sue Rider. “In 2018, our season tackles global issues, personal narratives, innovative forms, and a host of exciting new collaborations, ...

One the Bear at La Boîte

Two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters, spit rhymes and fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music to tell their tale. One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world. It’s basically a documentary. “One the Bear is a stunning gathering of artistic talents and a timely allegorical warning about cultural commodification…” Realtime Set in a ...