Nick Earls In Conversation
Meditative in its study of human life, his latest book Empires is a poignant look at the connections we make, the connections we miss and the many ways that we need to be mindful of this planet we share.
Spanning centuries and crossing continents, Empires is an exploration of the narratives society constructs and the interconnectedness of all things.
Go inside this masterful novel from Brisbane’s much-loved author, in conversation with ABC Radio‘s Katherine ...
The world premiere of Let’s Be Friends Furever is coming to the Brisbane Festival!
From guide dogs to show dogs, sniffer dogs to your dog, Let’s Be Friends Furever is a community crowd-sourced homage to our four-legged best friends.
Melding documentary with video in a theatre-turned-dog-park, The Good Room invite you off-the-leash and on-the-record to witness canines and their companions in all their short-and-stubby, tall-and-lanky, perfectly groomed and helplessly haywire glory.
And yes, there will be real dogs on stage!
Let’s Be ...
Romeo & Juliet is coming to a Brisbane park this month!
In a city torn apart by warring families, two young people push back against the expectations surrounding them. Juliet refuses to allow her life and sexuality to be traded for security, while Romeo distances himself from the boys club mentality in which he was raised. In their greatest act of defiance, the two teenagers find unexpected love. But, is youthful love enough to mend ancient rifts?
Marking the ensemble’s return to the beautiful Roma Street Parkland, ...
Ishmael by Dead Puppet Society is coming to QPAC!
On the resource-depleted earth of a not so distant future, a young climate refugee named Ishmael is given the chance to build a new life, provided she can survive a voyage to the outer solar system aboard the MV Pequod under the command of the obsessive Captain Ahab.
Literary epic Moby Dick reimagined as a contemporary space saga, Ishmael recasts earth’s no-longer-vast oceans with the immensity of space, and the endless possibilities and terrors it holds. Set on a futuristic version of ...
Brisbane Powerhouse showcases 44 Sex Acts in One Week!
After seeing national success, the critically-acclaimed 44 Sex Acts in One Week is now making its way to Brisbane Powerhouse for four steamy nights.
Girl meets boy. Girl hates boy. Girl f*** boy 44 times. The world collapses.
This live foley comedy gig is an apocalyptic rom-com, told through six microphones, four plastic sex tarps and lots of fruit.
Watch five actors go down on their microphones and some random fruit in a theatrically dextrous response to ...
West Side Story Theatre Review
When the curtain arose, it was easy to get lost in the pure verve of the cast of West Side Story. The opening dance number was so energetic, it felt like they too were revelling in their ability to share such a communal experience. With a play so well known they had to bring their A-game and that they did.
Most know the storyline already, so it was up to the creators to produce a unique approach. The mix of pure athleticism of the dance numbers and quality of voice on display gave this ...
Brisbane Comedy Festival Returns in 2021!
The Brisbane Comedy Festival returns with a star-studded line-up hitting the river city for three huge weeks of laughs and live gigs from 16 July to 8 August 2021.
Warm-up your winter with a packed program of sizzling highlights featuring homegrown heroes repeat offenders and fan favourites playing three big Brisbane venues: Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli, and The Fortitude Music Hall.
In time-honoured fashion, the Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala kicks off the 24-day event on ...
Paul McDermott Plus One is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this month!
Presenting this suite of beautiful damnation and hot off the heels of sold-out shows and five star reviews in Adelaide Fringe, the Maestro will be joined by his plus one Glenn (or was it Ben?) in this spectacle of mellifluous wonder. Sometimes there are no words.
A suite of beautiful damnation, and the usual standard of malarkey, for two nights only.
Paul McDermott Plus One
24 - 25 July, 2021
Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
The Marriage of Figaro is coming to QPAC this July!
And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told. This is the opera that changed the direction of the art form. When it premiered in 1786 audiences were intrigued as they watched real people wrestling with feelings of desire, betrayal, remorse, unbridled lust… Feelings they knew well themselves.
The original title of the opera translates as, “Figaro’s Wedding or the Mad Day”, and from the first downbeat of the music, utter chaos unfolds with lusty ...
Growing Up Disabled in Australia is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse
Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. Edited by award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist, Carly Findlay, the book includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, poetry and graphic art, as well as more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.
Join Carly Findlay with contributors Anna Whatel...