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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 ...

Laser Beak Man at La Boite

Co-produced with La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival, Laser Beak Man boasts an all-star creative team helmed by Dead Puppet Society Artistic Director David Morton, Executive Producer Nicholas Paine and Sharp himself, with original music from Ball Park Music front man Sam Cromack and design by Helpmann Award winner Jonathon Oxlade. Jam-packed with Sharp’s trademark visual puns and kaleidoscopic characters, the world of Laser Beak Man is given spectacular life by seven actors ...

Joh for PM at Brisbane Powerhouse

The musical comedy satirizes the bizarre events that occurred in Australian politics during the Bjelke-Petersen reign. Set at a fundraiser for Joh in 1987, audiences will want to sing along to original tunes such as Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy, Feeding the Chooks and the most catchy political song ever, Joh for PM.   //   Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland’s longest serving, longest-lived, most quotable Premier. He was one of the best-known and most controversial political ...

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 ...

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 ...

Briefs: Close Encounters at Brisbane Powerhouse

With their trademark skill and humour, they test the limits of masculinity, taste and decency. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry and warped speed strippers from outer space.   //   It’s been too long between drinks, with the BRIEFS boys not having performed at Brisbane Powerhouse since sell-out performances in 2014. Expect all the shocks and thrills you remember – plus new tricks, glamour and frivolity to keep you on the edge of your seat. Prepare ...