Brisbane Festival presents

Man With The Iron Neck

26 - 29 Sep
Brisbane Powerhouse - Powerhouse Theatre
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Legs On The Wall (AUS)
World Premiere

A new work from Australia’s leading physical theatre company tells the story of an Australian family – three Aboriginal kids from a small town – and how two choose to survive when one is lost.

When Ash loses his best friend Bear to suicide, he becomes obsessed with early-20th-century circus star The Great Peters – AKA ‘Man With The Iron Neck’ – whose most famous trick saw him jump off bridges with a rope tied around his neck, and live. The Great Peters embodied both life and death, but in the end what he promises is impossible.

Based on elements of Co-Director Josh Bond’s own story, this daring and delicate show brings together Co-Director Gavin Robins, writer/actor Ursula Yovich and some of Australia’s best artists to weave together text, aerial performance, and ambitious video design.

Man With The Iron Neck

is a story about embracing life, told with humour, poignancy and love.

"Legs On The Wall blasts physical theatre into a new and triumphant dimension." THE SUN-HERALD




Man With The Iron Neck has strong adult themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting. Front-of-House staff will be on hand to assist audience members during and after the performance. For further post show support and advice we strongly recommend talking with these specialist organisations:

Lifeline 13 11 14 
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36

This performance contains coarse language and strong adult themes that some may find confronting. Suitable for audiences 16+ years.
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Preview performance - Wed 26 Sept, 7.30pm

Brisbane Times Festival Conversations after performance - Fri 18 Sept

AUSLAN interpreted performance - Sat 29 Sept, 7:30pm

Duration : 80 minutes

$50 - $55 + booking fee

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Brisbane Powerhouse - Powerhouse Theatre

119 Lamington Street
QLD 4005

Wheelchair accessible, assistive listening available
Getting There

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Parking: Limited free onsite parking
Bus: Services 193, 196 & 199 to New Farm
Ferry: New Farm Park ferry terminal
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