Pour the wine, dim the lights and get ready for a good time with one of Queensland’s most celebrated theatre collectives.
The Good Room is pushing the boundaries of intimacy in the age of isolation with a daring double bill, strictly for adventure-seeking adults.
One Bottle Later is a theatrical speed-date that instigates and celebrates face-to face human connection over a bottle of wine and a surprising checklist of conversation starters.
This world premiere production is a high-fun, low-risk socially-distanced intimacy experiment playing out in Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre from 16 – 20 September. Bold and fun-seeking punters will be partnered with a stranger and sent on a conversational escapade, in this small-capacity, large-scale experience, studded with low-fi glittery theatrics and classic Spritz.
Festival-goers looking for a little flirtatious fun while maintaining their social distance in-house can opt to make a date with a steamy late-night story in (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light. Get comfortable at home in your tracksuits and PJs but be prepared to get a little hot under the elastic when the phone rings on 9, 16 and 23 September; each Hump Day of the Festival.
The Good Room has hopped into bed with authors Benjamin Law, Krissy Kneen and Mandy Beaumont to develop three intimate audio experiences, dialled-in directly to amorous audiences of one by some of Brisbane’s most alluring voice actors.
Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said The Good Room cemented its status as a Festival favourite with a string of hits including, I Want To Know What Love Is, I Just Came to Say Goodbye and I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You.
“The Good Room has a reputation for bringing a fresh perspective to big ideas and issues and they’ve landed a bulls-eye with their fun new works about the human need for intimacy and connection in a time of isolation and social distance,” Ms Bezzina.
“They’ve assembled a collective of boldly Brisbane artists and injected their distinctive and irreverent style into producing a fun night out and a steamy night in for the people of Brisbane.
“The Good Room in your bedroom AND the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre – what’s not to love?”
The Good Room – co-directed by Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Lauren Clelland and Tara Hobbs – takes a collaborative approach to theatre-making; assembling teams of top Australian talent, partnering with local companies and building work with contributions from the general public.
The Good Room is a Brisbane Festival 2020 Boldly Brisbane Artist and is supported through the Giving Program by Courtney Talbot.