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Serving up an audacious platter of dance, comedy, poetry, circus, striptease and song, the sweetly acidicHot Brown Honey  harks back to the delicious clownery of Josephine Baker, dips into the hyper-aesthetics of Polytoxic Dance Company and packs a punch of hip hop politics. From the simmering shores of Polynesia to the bogan streets of Australia …

The world’s most fabulous performance company Cirque Du Soleil is returning to Brisbane this April with their visually stunning production Totem. Totem traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin …

Once described by Margaret Thatcher as “that man who paints those dreadful pictures”, Francis bacon was a lot of things, many of them contradictory. Closeted and then unashamedly gay; charismatic in life but bleak on the canvas; reviled and revered. Most of all, however, Francis Bacon stands tall as one of the giants of 20th …

Tom Ballard is young, gay, and very funny. More importantly he’s here in the sunshine state this month as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival at the Powerhouse where he will perform his is new show Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred. The show was a huge hit at the recently held Adelaide Fringe Festival and …

Ned Kelly sits in a grimy cell at Old Melbourne Gaol on the night before his execution. His brother and fellow gang member Dan, who Ned believes died at the siege of Glenrowan, visits disguised as a priest. He’s seeking Ned’s blessing and forgiveness before heading north to start a new life in Queensland. But …

La Boite theatre’s new production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is equal parts weird, hilarious, and brilliant. Given a retro suburban Australian setting rather than Athens and its surrounding forests, this production has managed to stay true to all of the themes that have made this play a timeless classic, while at the same …

Following their highly successful international collaborations, Melbourne based performer Jessi Lewis will once again team with Lismore’s award winning artist Ana Wojak in a new work to be staged in Brisbane’s New Globe Theatre.   The pair will present ‘Crossfade’, a collaborative exploration into dress ups, gender, transgression, the roles we assume and those which …

New Farm’s Nash Theatre will begin their 2015 season in sensational style as they stage the psychological thriller The Business of Murder. Written by Richard Harris (The Avenger, and A Touch of Frost), this intriguing masterpiece will be staged 21 Feb – 14 March at the Merthyr Road Uniting Church.  On the theme of revenge, …

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