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DEMOLITION

Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse present

DEMOLITION

4 - 11 Sept

Past Event

Tick, tick, BOOM! Time’s up, motherlovers!

World Premiere

Polytoxic

The detonator is rigged, the fuse is lit, and these fierce femme tradies are taking a sledgehammer to the system.

DEMOLITION is an explosion of cabaret, theatre and social activism set to rebuild the world from the ashes up.

Featuring killer physical feats, daring aerials and antics, this is a sexy-as-hell, sweaty, and unapologetic reclamation of space by performance renegades, Polytoxic.

Wolf whistle. We dare you.


Price

$45 + Booking fee

Times

Tue - Sat 7:30pm
Sun 6pm

Duration

75 minutes

Where

Powerhouse Theatre,
Brisbane Powerhouse ›

119 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Assistive listening systems available

50% Visual Content.

Important Info

Recommended for 15+

This show may contain confronting themes for some viewers, coarse language, haze and smoke effects, sound pressure effects (loud noises), strobe and pyrotechnics.

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#Director's Note

Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton

DEMOLITION is a high-octane explosion of cabaret, theatre and social activism set to rebuild the world from the ashes-up. Think construction site meets protest party - a space where everyone is welcome! 

In building DEMOLITION, we wanted to create a work that was both a wild reclamation of space and an exploration of the invisible safety work that so many women, femmes, non-binary, trans and marginalised people undertake on the daily (that feeling of walking home alone at night with keys in one hand, phone in the other; of being catcalled; of taking the long way home; of being racially profiled; of smiling and being nice).  

In this time of chaos and uncertainty, we want this work to feel like a breath of fresh air. We are in a time where people everywhere are screaming “Enough is Enough”. We want to add our voices to this throng and share our diverse perspectives, stories and experiences. 

We want to dare to imagine the future we know we want - a brave new post-pandemic world that is inclusive, intersectional and multi-layered. 

We want our audience to feel fired up to make change, to use their voices to call out unsafe behaviour, to stand up for inequality, to build a new normal that listens both to the world First Nations people and the needs of our planet. Sounds big we know, but in a global pandemic where the paradigm is shifting, what better time is there to burn the old system down!!!  

Smoke-o’s over! It’s time to WERK.

Lisa Fa’alafi

Lisa Fa’alafi

Samoan Australian Lisa Fa’alafi is a multidimensional artist and teine toa. The heart of her process makes space for indigenised feminine processes, pushing cultural and gender boundaries as well as decolonising western theatrical spaces.

Leah Shelton

Leah Shelton

Psycho-siren Leah Shelton creates stylized, guttural, renegade feminist work soaked in cult references and dark humour.

"This is a knockout night of cabaret that always punches up. There is no male gaze here, my friends."

Zenobia Frost
on APOCALIPSTICK by Polytoxic

"The sheer imagination behind this production is insane … I’m not sure what just happened. But I loved it."

Scene Magazine
on The Rat Trap by Polytoxic

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Where

Brisbane Powerhouse ›
119 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

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