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La Silhouette is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

La Silhouette is a cabaret club; a maze of mirages where myriad mysterious shapes pull you into dark corners and hidden rooms. Here, the shape of Brisbane’s queer history is brought to life by eight people whose spirits suffer all, celebrate all and endure all across decades of hiding, rioting and retribution.   //   On evenings like this, a drag queen may take you into her dressing room and whisper secrets. You may find yourself talking to the police on behalf of a ...

Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to Australia this November!

Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t follows Steve Martin and Martin Short’s sold-out tour An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. The tour was filmed for a Netflix special that earned rave reviews and garnered four Emmy® nominations. Fueled by comedic precision and anchored in a lifelong friendship, Rolling Stone called the special “wryly hip but unexpectedly touching,” with the New York Times describing it “gleeful and satisfying.”   //   Steve ...

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...

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is coming to Brisbane this September!

One of the most loved and hilarious Aussie films of all time comes to life on stage in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical! The multi-award winning Muriel’s Wedding the Musical will play a strictly limited season at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 19 September. Audiences and critics can’t get enough with the Sydney Morning Herald hailing it “Incredible… Will be talked about for years” and Time Out saying “This show has the biggest heart in the world. Will leave you ...

The Dinner Party is coming to QPAC this May!

Who really holds the power at this sophisticated table? And who will be in control by the time coffee is served? Premiering to extraordinary reviews in Brisbane in 2015, The Dinner Party (former title The Host), is gripping contemporary dance theatre from Queensland’s award-winning Expressions Dance Company.   //   You will be struck by the sublime costumes by acclaimed Australian fashion designer Gail Sorronda, original music recordings from Queensland’s highly ...

English Baroque with Circa is coming to QPAC

Period music and contemporary acrobatics will again share the stage in a celebrated and popular Helpmann Award-winning partnership between Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brisbane’s very own contemporary circus ensemble, Circa. English Baroque with Circa is a part of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary celebrations and will dazzle Brisbane audiences on 21 May. After previously crafting acclaimed shows around French and Spanish music, Brandenburg Artistic ...

Romeo and Juliet is coming to La Boite this May

A 21st century re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic love story, La Boite’s production of Romeo and Juliet takes no prisoners in its version of theatre’s infamous star-crossed lovers. Two families at war, two teenagers in love, a three-day affair that ends in six deaths. Did Romeo and Juliet love too much, too hard, too soon? Did their union even stand a chance? And why do we still care?   //   Under the gripping direction of Todd MacDonald, the ongoing partner...

Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre’s Barbara and the Camp Dogs is coming to Brisbane this May!

When a family tragedy beckons, Barbara and her sister (and fellow muso) René set off on a long and winding motorbike adventure from Sydney, through Darwin, and finally to Katherine – where the bickering pair come face to face with some home truths.   //   Part madcap buddy comedy, part electrifying rock gig, and part clarion call against the taint of inequality, this effervescent play with songs sold out its original season at Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre. Now it’s ...

Cinderella is coming to QPAC this month!

This Cinderella is not about princes and princesses. It’s about a single woman trying to go on a half-decent date, and a single guy who has an unreasonable fear of not being heard over loud music in bars. There may not be any ugly sisters, but there’s the occasional mysterious animal. There’s midnight. There’s a shoe. There’s definitely dancing. And there’s beautiful transformation. From the curious mind of preeminent playwright Matthew Whittet (Girl Asleep, The Book of ...

2019 Bleach* Program heralds new era for the Gold Coast!

The eighth annual festival runs from April 17-28 and heralds a new era for the Gold Coast while celebrating its unique rituals and culture with a jam-packed program that spans large-scale opera, award-winning dance, eye-popping cabaret, free live music, a thoughtprovoking political swimming carnival and a thrilling drive-in with a difference. Over 12 days, the Gold Coast’s beaches, waterways, parklands and civic gathering places become playgrounds for contemporary performance and ...