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An Ideal Husband is coming to La Boite this July!

Funnier than a campaign stumble, infinitely more entertaining than a leaders debate and with crackling dialogue that hits harder than a tax cut, An Ideal Husband is a fantastical and farcical antidote to the 2022 Federal election. Set in the hallowed halls of Canberra’s House of Representatives in the mid-1990s, the reworked classic dabbles in political corruption, hypocrisy, blackmail and scandal while also posing age-old questions about love, loyalty and the value of relationshi...

La Traviata is coming to QPAC this July!

Then she meets Alfredo and the rules of the game change. They fall madly in love but the society around them has other ideas. La Traviata has held audiences in wonder since its premiere, offering a glimpse into a world of opulence, wild parties, and forbidden love, all to the sublime music of one of the greatest opera composers of them all, Giuseppe Verdi.   //   Dane Lam leads the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and an ensemble of some of Australia’s most exciting ...

9 to 5 the Musical Theatre Review

The struggle women face in the current workplace is one still fraught with issues so the core topical nature illustrates how little progress has been made. This does little to lessen the celebratory nature of the work on stage. The main characters are told with broad strokes and the evil boss is even more cartoonish than before.   //   The play is filled out with Parton’s countrified contribution of songs and lyrics and those are mixed with vibrant dance numbers to ...

Edward the Emu is coming to Brisbane this June!

With exceptional world-class puppetry, a beautiful original score and inventive storytelling, the award-winning Monkey Baa team are back with a hilarious and tender story of two emus searching for their identity. Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu. Perhaps being a seal or a lion, or a snake is more exciting than an emu’s lot in life. Convinced the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure, the pair set out on an adventure to find their place ...

Nobody does it better: Skyfall returns to Brisbane this Month!

The runaway hit of Brisbane Festival 2021, The Little Red Company’s SKYFALL: The Music of James Bond has renewed its licence to thrill in a return season at QPAC’s Playhouse from 18 – 21 May 2022. Gorgeous gowns and sharp suits abound as a heart-stopping wall of sound and jaw-dropping special effects combine to pay homage to 007 exactly 60 years since first Bond film Dr No. was released in 1962. SKYFALL is sleeker than a high-speed luxury car chase and smoother than a vodka martini ...

The Last Five Years is coming to La Boite this May!

The intimate and relatable piece tells the story of Cathy and Jamie, two 20-something New Yorkers who used to be giddily in love but break apart over time, dissecting their last five years for answers about how it all went wrong. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright Jason Robert Brown, the audience bears witness to both joy and despair as the protagonists each tell their side of the story: Jamie in chronological order, Cathy recounting hers in reverse. The two characters only ...

Erth’s Prehistoric World is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this April!

Experience life-like ancient creatures from land and sea together in one breath-taking show fuelled by extraordinary puppetry, theatrical magic and charm. Erth’s Prehistoric World is a unique and thrilling adventure. Journey to the bottom of the ocean to discover ancient bio-luminescent creatures and incredible marine reptiles, then back to dry land to witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have walked the Earth.   //   Experience the creatures of your ...

Girl from the North Country is coming to QPAC!

Set in 1930s Minnesota, it has taken the theatrical world by storm, selling out seasons in the West End, Toronto and Broadway since opening at The Old Vic in London and now it’s Brisbane’s turn, with a strictly limited season from 8 September 2022! Co-Producers GWB Entertainment and Damien Hewitt said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Brisbane Festival and Queensland Performing Arts Centre to bring this extraordinary production to Brisbane this September. The response from ...

Nat’s What I Reckon is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this May!

With hilarious commentary on everything from rosemary foraging to conspiracy theories about tissue-boxes in Camrys consistently clocking up views well into the millions, Nat is beloved for so much more than his sweary cooking clips.   //   His dedicated audience of 2.5m+ champions are here for Nat’s love of taking the playful piss while never losing his message of kindness and inclusivity. Strap in legends for another epic live multimedia piss-taking extravaganza ...

Brisbane is going to the ball – Cinderella is coming to QPAC this August!

Leading the cast of this lavish production will be Brisbane’s own rising musical theatre star Shubshri Kandiah as Ella (Cinderella), a strong and intelligent young woman who dreams of escaping her endless chores so she might see the world, Shubshri shot to fame when she made her professional debut as Princess Jasmine in the Australian tour of Disney’s Aladdin after graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She also played Ismene in Antigone with Queensland Theatre, ...