Brisbane Festival and Datacom in association with The Tivoli present



12 - 16 Sept | The Tivoli




Little Bulb Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre (UK)

Australian Premiere Exclusive to Brisbane

"★★★★ - Sweet humour, unexpected gravitas and unpretentious beauty." The Times
"★★★★ - The whole show is a delight." The Telegraph
"Batshit bonkers… raucous, entertaining night out." Time Out
"Boundlessly enthusiastic, insanely optimistic and inexpressibly charming" The Guardian

This effervescent feast is a perfect fit for the old world charm of The Tivoli and a chance to be transported to 1930s Paris where legendary musician Django Reinhardt has been cast as the lead in a musical reimagining of Orpheus.

Your host for the evening is the charismatic songstress Yvette Pépin. With her troupe of peppy players she performs the thrilling tale of Orpheus’s ill-fated descent into the underworld to reclaim his lost love, the beautiful Eurydice.

Set to a fabulous live score of Hot Club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is an utterly joyous night out with all the glamour of the 1930s music hall, with lashings of song, food and wine.

Dress in your finest vintage threads circa 1930 and come early for free music and something to eat before the show.


Bar de la Muse

On Friday and Saturday night, the cast of Orpheus will transform into Hot Club de Bulb and join guests for live music and dancing after the show.

Rendezvous for Two (includes Providore Platter and bottle of wine)

Soak up the atmosphere by dining with your sweetheart in the intimate balcony setting, enjoying table-served French cuisine and wine by candlelight. Très romantique...

French Providore Platter (available for pre-purchase with tickets up to 48hrs prior to performance time)

Titillate your tastebuds with a gourmet grazing platter for two or four people. Bon appétit!

French cuisine also available on the night.

Download the full menu




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This production uses a haze machine.

The Company

Double Bass: Clare Beresford
Guitar: Dominic Conway 
Violin: Miriam Gould
Piano/Organ: Charlie Penn
Percussion: Tom Penn
Flute/Swanee Whistle: Eugenié  Pastor 
Clarinet: Alexander Scott
Accordion: Shamira Turner 

The Orpheus Team

Written and Devised by: The Company
Directed by: Alexander Scott
Designer (Set & Costume): Mary Drummond
Sound Designer: Ed Clarke
Lighting Designer: Michael Odam
Mask and Puppets: Max Humphries and Cheryl Brown
Scenic Artist: Rebecca Chan
Production Manager: Daniel Palmer
Sound No.1: Thomas Wasley
Company Stage Manager: Laura Hammond
Deputy Stage Manager: Laura Page
Tech Swing: Mitch Hargreaves
Tour Producer: Rosie Scudder
Little Bulb Producer: Fiona Baxter

In association with Farnham Maltings



Jan Van Dijk: Voilin 
Miranda Deutsch: Guitar
Rick Caskey: Bass

Pre-show Performers

Queensland Conservatorium Musical Theatre Students

Trevor Jones - Musical Director
Clayton Turner
Nicole Herreen
Daniel Barnett
Paige McKay
Lachlan Greenland
Emily Corkeron
Rune Nydal
Paige Byrne
Jarrod Moore
Patrick Connolly
Hannah Bennett
Michael Adams
Bailey Southon
Chenaya Aston
Lachlan Griffith




Tue 12 Sept – 7:30pm
Wed 13 Sept – 7:30pm
Thu 14 Sept – 7:30pm
Fri 15 Sept – 7:30pm
Sat 16 Sept – 2pm
Sat 16 Sept – 7:30pm

Doors 1 hour before performance

Premium Table of Four - $240
Rendezvous for Two - $185.00
A-Reserve Adult - $59
A-Reserve Conc. - $54
B-Reserve Adult - $50
B-Reserve Conc. - $45

(a $5.90 fee may apply per transaction)

To access Multi-Tix discount for this production please call Qtix on 136 246

Duration : 120 minutes

The Tivoli

52 Costin Street
QLD 4006

Fortitude Valley station is the closest train station. Exit onto Brunswick St and turn right, walking away from the Valley Mall.

The closest bus stops are The Old Museum (Bowen Bridge Rd) or the Jubilee Hotel (Saint Pauls Tce at Constance Street).

There's no on-site parking, and limited on street parking nearby. There is a paid Secure Car Park and the King Street Car Park close by. The RNA Showgrounds Car Park is around the corner.

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