Brisbane Festival presents

The Game

03 - 05 Sep
Brisbane Powerhouse - Visy Theatre
Australian Premiere Exclusive to Brisbane

Devised by Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas and Lauren Larkin with Rachel Moran, Mia deFaoite and other women who have exited prostitution and women currently involved in sex work.

The Game explores the act of buying sex - the rules, the language and the power structures.

It’s a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences.

Five new men have volunteered each night. These men have never played ‘The Game’ before. They’ve no idea what they’re about to do and they won’t be given a script. They are doing this to be part of an event – a symbolic act – that calls us all to consider, to think and to review.

All you have to do is watch.

The Game gives audiences an insight into a world that sits uncomfortably beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives. How we legislate makes a statement about our values. The legal status of prostitution and sex work is a measure of our society. Laws around the world are changing. We’re all affected by those changes.

“Director Grace Dyas and her collaborators are determined to show how complex the subject is, and to ask us to think. They succeed, in a work that is brave, horrific and urgent.” (Irish Times)

The Game is part of a Festival Focus: Irish Rebellion.



The Game is part of the Festival Focus. Click here to take part in the Festival Conversation about Ireland.

This production contains adult themes, nudity, coarse language, sexual references, and violence. This performance contains stories of sexual assault and/or violence which may be stressful to some audience members. Recommended 18+.
This production is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Mermaid Arts Centre and Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. THEATREclub are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre
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Adult $35

Concession $31

Duration : 90 minutes
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Brisbane Powerhouse - Visy Theatre

119 Lamington Street
QLD 4005

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