"Umm, did that just happen? Could it be that Brisbane has just witnessed the world premiere of the most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best-acted new play seen in this town in, well, living memory probably?"
After two sell-out seasons at Brisbane Festival, the creators of La Soirée return with a brand spanking new show. Loose, glorious and irresistibly fun, Club Swizzle is a night of sassy entertainment where the mayhem is kicked up a notch.
Bursting with live music, FLOWN is a comically chaotic show that invites audiences to come inside, look backstage and delight in the absurdity of contemporary circus life. “FLOWN is a joyous, momentous circus event. It will delight, surprise and inspire the whole family.” – XS Entertainment
Celebrating the lives and music of these two great artists, this narrative concert features with six stellar singers and musicians including Martha Wainwright, Steve Kilbey, Camille O’Sullivan and Gary Lucas.
Brisbane City Council partners with Brisbane Festival to showcase two outstanding Brisbane visual artists, Gerwyn Davies and Alice Lang. The iconic, heritage-listed William Jolly Bridge with be wrapped with their beautiful art projections.
In many of John Cassavetes’ films, Gena Rowlands takes centre stage, her female sensibility encompassing the narrative. In Opening Night, she plays an actress, a functioning alcoholic, just days away from opening a play about a woman unable to admit she’s ageing.
Award-winning actress Siti Khalijah Zainal takes centre-stage in this one-woman show specially created for her by The Necessary Stage’s playwright Haresh Sharma and director Alvin Tan, two of Singapore’s finest theatre practitioners.
Our backyards are sacred. It’s where we dance under the sprinkler, fire up the barbie and play cricket. On the evening of 20 September, it can also become your private movie theatre. Welcome to Backyard Cinema!
Riding on a high from his #1 hit ‘Start Again’, Coachella 2015 and a prestigious special guest appearance on Ed Sheeran’s sold out 13-date Australian tour, 25 year old newcomer Conrad Sewell is making waves.
Congolese countertenor Serge Kakudji joins 12 musicians from Kinshasa to refashion some of the greats of baroque music with pop, rock, jazz and a dizzying dose of Congolese vitality - "five star, tears-in-the-eyes, standing ovation good." (The Times).
This exclusive concert features Halfway, one of Australia’s best rock bands, performing songs from their award-winning album Any Old Love, and excerpts from A Restless Dream, their collaboration with Bob Weatherall, a Kamilaroi Elder and social activist.
Two Australian powerhouses join QSO in an evening of musical magic. Internationally acclaimed conductor Simone Young continues her profound Mahler odyssey in Brisbane while Lisa Gasteen returns with a song cycle perfectly suited to her incomparable dramatic soprano.
For one night only, Tim Winton, Bernard Fanning, Katie Noonan, Jessica Watson, natural historian Prof Iain McCalman and guests including didjeridu virtuoso William Barton will entertain and enlighten us with their hopes and fears for our oceans and reefs.
As part of our opening day celebrations on Saturday 5 September, Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams’ inspirational new work will be given its Australian premiere in this special performance directed by Grammy award-winner Tim Munro.
The funniest play in the English language is brilliantly realised by W!LD RICE – named by Lonely Planet as Singapore’s ‘sexiest theatre company’ - in an all-male version, revealing new insights into Oscar Wilde’s comedy about hidden identities and social conventions.
Equal parts Americana, folk, gospel and soul, We Two Thieves present a heartfelt musical journey peppered with tales of mischievous lovers, broken hearts, tender rebels and an undaunted celebration of the treasures of life.