Brisbane Festival and QUT present

Madame Tulalah's Magnificent Box

Theatre Republic - The Parade Ground
19 - 23 Sep



Melinda Hetzel & Co (AUS)

Discover your destiny at the touch of a button with a trip to Madame Tulalah’s Magnificent Box – a fortune-teller machine brought to life.

This interactive performance, devised by director Melinda Hetzel and performer Richard Chambers, invites you to experience a seven-minute, one-on-one fortune-telling session with part drag queen, part automaton Madame Tulalah.

Speaking through an earpiece from her custom-built box (think ‘Zoltar’ from the movie Big), the mysteriously mechanical Madame Tulalah uses not-quite-conventional methods of divination to take you on a journey into the realms of fate, future, free will and the occasional technical difficulty.

This performance contains adult themes and uses tarot cards which pertain to death and the devil and show illustrated nudity.

Created by Melinda Hetzel and Richard Chambers
Director: Melinda Hetzel
Performer: Richard Chambers
Graphic & Costume Designer: Richard Chambers
Sound & Hardware Designer: Steph O’Hara
Set Design: Rainbow Sweeny
Madame’s Assistant: Emma Louise Pursey
Set Construction: Jim Stenson

Dates Icon Dates


Installation open from 6:30pm

One-on-one show: 7 minutes


No bookings
Pay what you like
Limited capacity

Venue Icon Venue
Theatre Republic - The Parade Ground

The Shed 1 (Building Z3), QUT Creative Industries
Musk Avenue
QLD 4059

Ticket Prices
Free Event
Getting There

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Parking: Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands
Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
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