From Darkness

From Darkness

Roundhouse Theatre, La Boite Theatre Company, 6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:30 – 8:45pm It’s the anniversary of Vinnie’s death. It’s time to purge the past to embrace the present, if they’re to have a future, and an encounter with spirits might just be the catalyst they all need. Steven Oliver’s (Black Comedy, Black Queen Black King) deeply moving new play deep-dives into contemporary family politics and the connection between culture, grief and our humanity, with Oliver’s signature aplomb.
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Fangirls

Fangirls

Billie Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre, 78 Montague Road, South Brisbane Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:30 – 9:45pm The new musical comedy about a poorly understood force of nature. When True Connection announce a tour stop in Edna’s city, she realises that this is her one chance to meet Harry and convince him of their destiny. This world premiere by gifted young comedian, singer and playwright Yve Blake is stacked with insanely catchy numbers that will take you straight back to your first crush and make you feel ALL THE FEELS.
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Air Your Dirty Laundry - Live

Air Your Dirty Laundry - Live

Do you have questions relating to love, dating and intimacy you can’t get advice on? Air Your Dirty Laundry (AYDL) with Belinda Love is the only interactive platform where real people, straight from the audience, air their concerns regarding love, dating and intimacy, and safely receive transformation from our expert panel; Belinda Love – Host, Love Coach and The Bachelor 2017  Mark Rosenfeld – Dating Coach Madison Missina – Sexologist Dan Webb – Married at First Sight Stevie Mac – Roving Reporter. Location: Visy Theatre Venue address: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Event type: Performing arts Age range: Young adults, Adults (30+), Seniors Cost: Early bird (until 12 August): $32, VIP: $69, Adult: $39, Concession: $32 - plus transaction fee of $6.90 Age: Suitable for ages 18+.
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We Live Here

We Live Here

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7 – 8pm This inspiring circus show by Brisbane’s very own Flipside Circus celebrates the memories and moments that make a life. Based on the stories of parents, siblings and guests of Hummingbird House (Queensland’s only youth hospice), We Live Here explores themes of resilience, chaos and the beauty of a moment shared. Location: Cremorne Theatre Brisbane City Council is a proud founding partner of Brisbane Festival.  Venue address: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Melbourne and Grey Street, South Brisbane Venue: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane Parent event: Brisbane Festival Event type: Family events, Performing arts Cost: $28 (plus booking fee) Age: Suitable for audiences 5 years and over Bookings: Bookings required.
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Blanc de Blanc Encore

Blanc de Blanc Encore

The hedonistic world of Blanc de Blanc returns to Brisbane Festival off the back of a record-breaking Sydney Opera House summer season with a brand new show. Vintage French flair, risqué humour, spectacular aerials, comedy and big dance numbers will astonish and delight with opulent, cheeky, edge-of-your-seat theatre. Location: The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent, Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Brisbane City Council is a proud founding partner of Brisbane Festival.  Venue address: South Bank Parklands, Corner Ernest Street, Stanley Street and Grey Street, South Brisbane Venue: South Bank Parklands Status: Booked out Parent event: Brisbane Festival Event type: Music, Performing arts Age range: Young adults, Adults (30+) Cost: $59-$75 Age: Strictly 18 years and over Bookings: This event has been booked out.
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Swing on This

Swing on This

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 5 – 6:15pm Brisbane, get ready to swoon as four of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars unite in true ‘Rat Pack’ style for a new kind of Bris-Vegas. Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Evita), Brisbane’s own Luke Kennedy (runner-up The Voice Australia 2013, The Ten Tenors), Matt Lee (So You Think You Can Dance, Mary Poppins) and Ben Mingay (Wonderland, Hacksaw Ridge) will deliver a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Sinatra and Bublé, to rock and pop hits from Farnham, INXS and The Proclaimers. Audiences will get a kick out of timeless hits such as ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘New York, New York’ and ‘My Way’, recapturing a bygone era, with liberal dashes of contemporary charm and cheeky irreverence.
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We Live Here

We Live Here

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 4:30 – 5:30pm This inspiring circus show by Brisbane’s very own Flipside Circus celebrates the memories and moments that make a life. Based on the stories of parents, siblings and guests of Hummingbird House (Queensland’s only youth hospice), We Live Here explores themes of resilience, chaos and the beauty of a moment shared. Location: Cremorne Theatre Brisbane City Council is a proud founding partner of Brisbane Festival.  Venue address: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Melbourne and Grey Street, South Brisbane Venue: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane Parent event: Brisbane Festival Event type: Family events, Performing arts Cost: $28 (plus booking fee) Age: Suitable for audiences 5 years and over Bookings: Bookings required.
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Puffs The Play

Puffs The Play

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 2 – 4:20pm It has sparked a cult following across the world, and now it is Brisbane’s turn to step into the world of magical misfits with the smash-hit comedy play PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic coming to Brisbane Powerhouse from 23 August. Location: Powerhouse Theatre Note - On weekend matinees PUFFS has been lightly transfigured so that wizards ages 8 and above can share in the magic, and parents can relax knowing their kids won't learn any new curses. Venue address: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Event type: Performing arts Age range: Teens, Young adults, Adults (30+), Seniors Cost: Check the Brisbane Powerhouse website as prices vary Age: Suitable for ages 14+.
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The Cold Record

The Cold Record

Directed by Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw and written by Kirk Lynn, This is the story of a 12-year-old boy who tries to set the record for leaving school the most days with a fever and, in the process, falls in love with the school nurse and breaks his heart on punk rock. You’ll leave with a mix tape made from the audience’s memories and a promise never to speak about what you witnessed or else you’ll get kicked out. Brisbane City Council is a proud founding partner of Brisbane Festival.  Parent event: Brisbane Festival Event type: Performing arts Age range: Young adults, Adults (30+), Seniors Cost: $36 (plus booking fee) Age: Suitable for audiences 15 years and over Bookings: Bookings required.
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