Kill Climate Deniers by David Finnigan is coming to Metro Arts
But they’re not the only ones to take the title literally. Between scenes of bloody action and banging 90’s tunes, writer David Finnigan discusses the outrage the play’s title provoked from Andrew Bolt and his cabal of conservative bloggers. The original production was shut down in the ensuing shitstorm, leading Finnigan to eventually fold the scandal into the play.
Kill Climate Deniers is a controversial take on the climate change ‘debate’, in Austral...
In This is Pep Too! Exhibition coming to Metro Arts this May!
Drawing on the personal and borrowing from the everyday, Atkins uses playful colour and form to articulate experiences that occur at the intersection of failure, doubt and defiant enthusiasm. Where naïve motivational rhetoric marches blindly forward, and smirking satire marches stubbornly on the spot, the work in This Is Pep Too! huffs and huddles and meanders.
It thrusts its hand skyward and just as quickly retracts and takes cover. It offers an alternate ...
Reagan Kelly coming soon to Metro Arts!
Tim Hill directs award winning playwright Lewis Treston’s quintessentially Brisbane show that Queensland audiences have never seen.
Everyone is telling former school captain Reagan Kelly that she should get a degree, get a job, get married and do the whole ‘life’ thing… but what do they really know about life? Her parents are getting divorced, her brother is dating a creep, even her gay best friend has lost his sparkle and her last suicide attempt was a total failure.
Love Me, Love Me Exhibition at Metro Arts
The central work in the exhibition, Give Me All Your Love (2019), consists of an appropriated lyric from a love song, re-presented as an installation of hand-punched confetti suspended between clear acrylic letters.
Installed alongside balloons and streamers, the confetti aims to capture a moment in time and evoke the simultaneous feelings of anticipation and disappointment that are associated with confessions of love. The work appropriates lyrics in order to ...
1980’s Triple Movie Feature is coming to Metro Arts!
FLASH GORDON (1980) - screening 3.15pm
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
SPACEBALLS (1987) - screening 5.15pm
A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs. Directed by Mel Brooks
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989) - screening 7pm
Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM returns to Brisbane for two special screenings this February!
Audiences around the world have embraced Wiseau's film, dressing up as their favourite characters, throwing plastic spoons at the screen, tossing footballs to each other, and yelling insulting comments about the quality of the film.
The Room is a truly unforgettable film with glaring plot holes, strange editing and a bizarre lead performance from Tommy Wiseau himself. Set in San Francisco, The Room tells of a love triangle involving Johnny, his friend Mark, and ...
Metro Arts unveils killer line-up for Deathfest 2.0
Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death encourages broader conversation and open-mindedness about death literacy via a thoughtfully-curated program of live theatre, visual art, circus, discussions and provocative sessions.
Returning to Brisbane after a compelling first outing in 2016, the three-week event – the only one of its kind in Queensland - features 13 profound works, including five world premieres and six national premieres, plus signature events from across the globe. Metro Arts ...
Triple Feature – Labyrinth / Karate Kid / Stand By Me screening for two nights only at Metro Arts!
On the bill are the classic Eighties movies Labyrinth, Karate Kid and Stand By Me - screening back to back on both Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July.
Stay for one or two movies - or all three!
Jim Henson's LABYRINTH
Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep him if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours.
The 1986 cult classic starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly....
Swallow by Stef Smith at Metro Arts
Swallow is a play about choosing life. It’s a study of survival, exploring the surprising complexity of contemporary life.
The play begins with Anna smashing everything in her apartment; her neighbour, Rebecca is furiously breaking down after splitting with her husband; and Sam is trying to process who they are while leaving their old identity as Samantha behind.
Smith’s play highlights the loneliness of city living as these three strangers overhear one another’s lives and ...
Splendour at Metro Arts
This highly charged drama places four women in an opulent drawing room as civil war rages outside. While they wait for a dictator to return home truth is fractured, reinvented and rediscovered as a violence draws ever closer.
Splendour invites audiences to witness privilege, brutality and power through the fragmented and shifting emotional perspectives of four very different women, making it a unique and revelatory experience.
Splendour is written by British ...