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Comedy favourite Arj Barker returns to Brisbane Powerhouse!

“As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That’s quality you can trust.” Arj Barker - Organic* 01-17 December 2017 Brisbane Powerhouse www.brisbanepowerhouse.org *may contain traces of nuts

Wasteland at Brisbane Powerhouse

Besieged by mountains of rubbish, 12 extraordinary young performers recycle and reuse discarded items, reimagining circus and what our future could be. Wasteland is about potential, hope, resilience and survival – replacing recognisable circus apparatus with repurposed materials and scrap.   //   Developed by Flipside’s performance troupe, renowned circus artist Chelsea McGuffin and dramaturge Robert Kronk, Wasteland combines amazing aerials with frenetic ground and ...

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, ...

The Lonesome West at JWCOCA

Well-meaning but troubled priest, Father Welsh, desperately attempts to reconcile the brothers fearing their violence will spiral towards a bloody end. Girleen, a beautiful young school girl, provides hope for a brighter future, if only the men can find compassion in their hearts.   //   The Lonesome West is a darkly irreverent but uproariously funny black comedy, from Martin McDonagh, the Academy Award-winning author of In Bruges. The Lonesome West 8 - 18 November ...

The Wine Bluffs at Brisbane Powerhouse

Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja.   //   After intoxicating sold out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best; bullshit about wine. Laying spurious claims to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will ...

What Rhymes With Cars and Girls at Brisbane Powerhouse

Performed with a live band led by Rogers, What Rhymes With Cars and Girls is an intimate musical jewel that sees two lovers brought together by a conjunction of the stars and a pizza delivery gone weird.   //   It’s a raw and complex urban romance – a balm for the hardest of hearts, and solace for anyone who has ever been in love. Playwright Aidan Fennessy, has threaded these beautiful songs across the class divide to create a stunning new tale of contemporary love ...

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 ...

Check out the Fun House at the Brisbane Festival!

From the creators of sell-out festival sensations Blanc de Blanc and LIMBO comes a brand new show full of exhilaration, exaltation and the best kind of inflation. This is fun on a BIG scale. Watch as a cast of international performers creates a pop-up technicolour world before your very eyes and then invite you in to explore.   //   Featuring the music of viral YouTube sensation DJ Pogo, pale-faced harlequin Spencer Novich, multi-award winning star of Kracken Trygve ...

Shakespeare like it’s 1614 – Pop-up Globe Coming to Melbourne!

It will pop-up, be amazing and then disappear again. Epic battles. Laugh-out-loud comedy. Dazzling special effects. Elaborate costumes. Spectacular dances. Sword fights in full suits of armour. This is Shakespeare like it’s 1614.   //   Don’t miss the immersive experience of Shakespeare performed in the space for which it was written. This isn’t dusty Shakespeare. This is now. Alive. Like a party. The game’s afoot… Pop-up Globe 21 September – 12 ...

Dendy Portside and National Theatre Live presents the two-part epic ANGELS IN AMERICA, starring Andrew Garfield!

Recognised as one of the great works of late 20th Century theatre, this landmark in LGBT theatre is set in 1980’s during the rise of the AIDS epidemic and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. It has as much to say now as it did then with respect to people’s rights, livelihood and feeling welcome in the world being compromised.   //   In this production, Tony & Olivier award winning Marianne ...