Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and Belloo Creative present

HANAKO: Desire & Other Secret Weapons

13 - 17 Sep
Brisbane Powerhouse - Visy Theatre
Belloo Creative (AUS)
World Premiere

By Katherine Lyall-Watson & Caroline Dunphy.

Come on an electric, cross-cultural journey with the award-winning theatre-makers behind Motherland.

HANAKO plunges the audience into the hyper-realistic fantasy of a young Japanese girl journeying from the pages of a traditional Noh play into an imagined future-world as she attempts to escape the control of two warring adults from East and West, past and present.

Traditional Japan collides with contemporary urban culture, music, anime and fashion as the audience follows Hanako on her precarious journey into the future.




This production contains some adult themes, haze machine, sound pressure effects, strobe effects and smoke effects. Recommended for audiences 15+ years
HANAKO is presented with the support of Catalyst, Arts Queensland, Creative Partnerships Australia (MATCH), Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Metro Arts and Talbot Press.
Dates Icon Dates


Tues 13 - Sat 17 Sept, 7.30pm

Sat 17 Sept, 3pm


Preview Tues 13 Sept

Opening Night Wed 14 Sept

Post Show Artist Q&A Thur 15 Sept


Preview: $24.50*

Full: $39*

Concession: $33*

Preview: $24.50*

Group (6+): $33*

School / Uni Group (10+): $24.50* pp + Free Teacher ticket

To book a school or university group book through the Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office (07) 3358 8600

or visit the Brisbane Powerhouse website 


Dynamic Presence Workshop & Show Ticket Package
10.30am Fri 16 Sept 


Playwriting Workshop & Show Ticket Package
2pm Thu 15 Sept



Book through the Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office (07) 3358 8600


Duration : 65 minutes
Venue Icon Venue
Brisbane Powerhouse - Visy Theatre

119 Lamington Street
QLD 4005

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