Brisbane Festival, La Boite Theatre Company and Opera Queensland present

Snow White

Theatre Republic - La Boite - Roundhouse Theatre
03 - 24 Sep



Brisbane Festival/ La Boite Theatre Company/ Opera Queensland (AUS)
World Premiere

Created and devised by Lindy Hume, Suzie Miller and Zulya Kamalova

This gripping reimagining of Grimm’s Snow White is as juicy as a poisoned apple and as bloody and brutal as deer-kill.

At once enticing and confronting, this retelling will upend fairy-tale expectations, disturbingly blurring the boundaries of good and evil, beauty and ugliness, truth and lies, trust and betrayal, killer and prey.

Four musicians and four extraordinary singer/actors from styles spanning opera to rock join forces to create a musical and theatrical world that is sensual, immersive and evocative.

Audiences will be up close and in-the-round with the sweat and muscle; blood and poison; sweet apples, shards of glass and moonlight. In the intimacy of the Roundhouse under the direction of Opera Queensland’s Lindy Hume, with enchanting music by Zulya Kamalova set to Suzie Miller’s poetic text, this contemporary collaboration is entertaining and erotic, with a heart as dark as ebony.

Don’t bring the children.

Read Brisbane Times review of Snow White here.

Snow White is part of the Festival Focus. Click here to take part in the Festival Conversation about Snow White and The Little Mermaid.

This production contains violence, sexual references and adult themes. Recommended for audiences 16+ years.


Suzie Miller is a multi-award winning Australian/International playwright who has had over 30 productions of her works in theatres and festivals around the world in Australia, UK, Ireland, Canada, London, and New York. She was educated at NIDA, has an MA from UNSW in Theatre, an Honours degree in Science, and a Masters of Law. Miller’s recent shows include DUST Black Swan Theatre company Perth (2014), onefivezeroseven PIAF (2014), Driving Into Walls PIAF and Sydney Opera House (2013); The Sacrifice Zone Theatre Gargantua Toronto (2014); Caress/Ache Griffin theatre Sydney, (2015); and Medea for La Boite Theatre in Brisbane (2015).


Multi award-winning Zulya Kamalova is a versatile performer, composer, producer and the leading proponent of Tatar and Russian music in Australia. Since her move to Australia in 1991, Zulya has developed a totally original approach as an affirmation of her unique identity, which takes her heritage to totally new places in completely new ways.
Zulya has independently produced seven albums to date, including ARIA-nominated elusive (2002) and, together with her band The Children of the Underground - ARIA-winning 3 nights (2007) and The Waltz of Emptiness (2004) and Tales of Subliming (2010) which upon their release in Europe spent several months in the top 10 of European world music charts - a feat no other Australian album in this genre has achieved.


Lindy Hume, Artistic Director of Opera Queensland, is one of Australia’s leading directors, acknowledged internationally for her fresh interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire. She is equally recognised for progressive artistic leadership, most recently as Festival Director for Sydney Festival (2010-2012) and Perth International Arts Festival (2004-2007), and before that as Artistic Director of OzOpera, Victoria State Opera and West Australian Opera.
As a director she has created over 50 major productions across Australasia and internationally: Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper (Berlin), Opera Theatre St Gallen (Switzerland), Handel Festspiele Halle, Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Houston Grand Opera and Leipzig Opera; and has won several prestigious awards, including Helpmann and Green Room Awards for Best Director for the World Premiere of Richard Mills’ Batavia.


Snow White: Stephanie Pickett
The Queen: Silvia Colloca
The Mirror: Kanen Breen
The Huntsman / Assassin: Michael Tuahine


Music Director/ Keyboard: Steve Russell
Cello: Kathryn McKee
Trombone / Trumpet: Mikael Strand
Percussion: Angus Wilson  

Dates Icon Dates
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For group bookings of 6 or more, please use our group booking form

Saturday 3 September 7:30pm
Monday 5 September 6:30pm
Tuesday 6 September 6:30pm

Meet the Artists
Wednesday 14 September, 6.30pm

Auslan performance
Thursday 22 September 7:30pm

Tickets $25 - $70*

*A $3.20 fee applies per transaction 

Concession prices available

Duration : 110 minutes
Venue Icon Venue
Theatre Republic - La Boite - Roundhouse Theatre

6-8 Musk Avenue
QLD 4059

Thursday 22 September, 7:30pm performance is Auslan interpreted. For bookings, please contact Qtix Group Sales on (07) 3840 7466 or email
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Bus: Kelvin Grove busway station; Bus routes 345 and 390 along Kelvin Grove Rd
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