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Fleabag at Brisbane Powerhouse

Fleabag may seem over-sexed, emotionally unfiltered and in denial, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig themed café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.   //   Stumbling through a maze of social anxiety, disastrous job interviews and meaningless sex, Fleabag serves up an uproariously funny and true account of some sort of a female living her sort of life. Direc...

Queensland Cabaret Festival 2017

Born in Paris, the city of love, the intimate and provocative art of cabaret has evolved into one of the most captivating live performance genres– an eclectic mix of music, dance, drama and comedy. This year’s Festival is brimming with internationally acclaimed talent including iconic Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly with Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan; Grammy award-winning jazz guitarist Bill Frisell; star of stage and screen Alan Cumming; The Cat Empire’s front man ...

Brisbane Street Arts Festival 2017

BSAF 2017 program will offer a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and movement to capture the hearts and minds of this wonderful city. It’s a cultural event that invites anyone and everyone to explore, create, collaborate and inspire by bringing people together through art.   //   Situated over 20 locations around Brisbane with over 100 artists that include internationally celebrated and recognised street artist’s Sofles, Scott Marsh and Drapl alongside performances from ...

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis at Brisbane Powerhouse

His infamous letter, written in 1897 from Reading Gaol to his lover and betrayer, holds a tabloid fascination. It is an intimate investigation of a world class dramatist and shamed celebrity suffering political imprisonment, censorship and trial by media. Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis is sexually uncompromising, audacious and exquisitely powerful. A one-man tour-de-force performance by Brian Lucas. This brutal and touching work investigates human rights, their quashing, emergence and ...

Sex with Strangers at Brisbane Powerhouse

A play about a sex blogger and a gifted novelist who collide between love and the digital age. Their age, their writing style, their attitude toward personal privacy and just about everything else they are opposites, but each holds the key to what the other really wants — and needless to say, within minutes of meeting they’re at it like rabbits. Veronica Neave as Olivia, is now working with preciousness on her second book but reluctant to let it loose on the cruel modern literary ...

Recollect: Shoes Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum

Recollect: Shoes will provide a unique visual insight into footwear history and fashions. It will illustrate how our attitudes towards design and ‘comfort’ have changed or, perhaps, remained entirely the same, as well as the impact of new materials and techniques on shoemaking methods. Highlights of the display include historic shoes from the internationally significant Joseph Box collection. Joseph Box Ltd (today owned by John Lobb Bootmaker Ltd) was a London based shoe company ...

Bob, Sweat and Tears

Australia’s Prince of Polyester, Bob Downe, has been living a rainbow lie! See him come clean and perform brand new macho versions of classic hits including Spinning Wheel, Lola and Leader Of The Gang. Speaking from his luxury Murwillumbah penthouse Bob says: “The show is a roller coaster ride of shocks, new frocks, fabulous music, surprise guests and the usual laugh a minute. Get in first – before Today Tonight or A Current Affair bash down my door!” Bob, Sweat and Tears WED ...

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum

Organised by the world’s leading museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this exhibition features more than 80 garments from the V&A’s extensive collection of underwear, many which have never before been on public display. It spans 350 years of fashion history, bringing together the garments that secretly and privately reduced, lifted, padded, adorned, revealed and concealed the body. From corsets and petticoats, brassieres and boudoir wear to bustles, ...