Brisbane Festival and Queensland Performing Arts Centre present

Briefs: Close Encounters


11 - 15 Sept | QPAC - Playhouse




A Briefs Factory Production (AUS)

"★★★★★ - Spectacular!" TIME OUT
"★★★★★ - Raunchy. Ridiculous. Raucous. Remarkable." GAY TIMES
"★★★★ - Enticingly naughty. Fabulous fun." THE TIMES

From their warehouse party origins in Brisbane’s West End, all the way to slaying the glittering stages of London’s West End, the Briefs boys are back in town with a sci-fi spectacle of flirty, filthy fabulousness.

Close Encounters features Briefs’ heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, comic caper, dazzling drag, and jaw-dropping circus. Expect interstellar aerial feats and warp-speed strippers from outer space as they push the boundaries of artistry, masculinity and decency.

This glory of intergalactic glamour is the third instalment from Briefs, and lands at Brisbane Festival having well and truly glitter-bombed the globe.

Prepare yourselves for a close encounter with the Briefs boys.


This performance contains adult themes, nudity, coarse language and the use of strobe and haze effects. 16+

Cast & Creatives

Directed by Fez Fa’anana

Creative Associate Mark Winmill

Produced by Briefs Factory

Executive Producer Linda Catalano

Creative Director Fez Fa’anana

Associate Producer Lucy Day

Fez Fa’anana, Mark Winmill as Captain Kidd, Louis Biggs, Luke Hubbard, Brett Rosengreen, Dale Woodbridge-Brown, Thomas Worrell

Musical Direction by Kim ‘BUSTY BEATZ’ Bowers

Lighting Design/Technical Direction Paul Lim

Costume Design/Art Director Dallas Dellaforce

Costume Design Lisa Fa’alafi

Production / Rigging Consultant Blake Granston



This event concluded in 2019.

Duration : 75 minutes

QPAC - Playhouse

Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
QLD 4101

$50 - $69 + booking fee

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