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PROGRAMME VOLUME.03 / MAY TO AUGUST 2014


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CONTENTS

PROGRAMME

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Wrecking Ball

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World Press Photo 14

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Human Rights Arts & Film Festival on Tour

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Queensland Cabaret Festival

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Melanie Safka: People in the Front Row Tour

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My Latin Heart

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Nova Noir with Kim Smith

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Silver Sircus

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Gentlemen Songsters

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Caroline Nin: Songs and Stories of the Paris Lido

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Born to Run

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Dum Viva Disco

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Alchemy

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Unseen: A Tribute to Marni Nixon

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Rosa

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Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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I Can Keep a Secret

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On a Night Like This

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Batt on a Hot Tin Roof

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The Greenroom Project

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Frolic and GRUB Bedtime Bar

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The Naked Magicians

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Pecha Kucha

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Frente: Marvin the Album 21st Anniversary Tour

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Night Songs: A Late Night Interlude

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Give Us This Day: Five Sonic Adventures and Timber

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Powerkids

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Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

THE SHOWS

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Lloyd Cole Standards: Australian Tour 2014

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It Takes Two, Baby!

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Beyond

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The Topp Twins

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FotoVisura

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Architecture: Made by Women

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Griffith Review: Culture Wars

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The Umbilical Brothers: KidSHoW

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Aria Moderna

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Introducing Josh Earl

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MICF Roadshow

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Chunky Move’s Keep Everything

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Share House

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The Removalists

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Blood: The Stuff of Life with Laurence Hill

55 Short+Sweet

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Jimoein: Yes, Yes, Whatever?!

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Sex with Strangers

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Vinyl Viagra

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Meet Poe Ballantine

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WELCOME 04

LORD MAYOR’S MESSAGE

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S

MESSAGE

DISCOVER 59 CULTURAL COMMITMENT 60 FREE PROGRAM 62 EAT/DRINK 64 PARTNERS 66 FUNCTIONS 67 BOOKINGS 68 LOCATION/MAP 70

SHOW SCHEDULE

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WELCOME

LORD MAYOR’S MESSAGE Winter in Brisbane is never a time to hibernate. With our mild climate and active lifestyle there are plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy all the arts and culture our city has to offer. Brisbane Powerhouse has curated a program that encompasses both the inspirational and the entertaining to make sure every visit is memorable over the May-August period. In June, be inspired by the Australian premiere of the World Press Photo 2014 exhibition. Enticing thousands to Brisbane Powerhouse each year, this extraordinary exhibition will compel you with its wide array of subjects – from sports stars to freedom fighters – and news stories from around the world. For cabaret fans the inaugural Queensland Cabaret Festival is a must-see. From 6-21 June, Brisbane Powerhouse will showcase the best of Australian and international cabaret with performances by MadMen’s Bryan Batt, Caroline Nin, Melanie Safka, Ali McGregor and more. If you’re looking for school holiday fun, then look no further; the popular children’s festival Powerkids makes a return to Brisbane Powerhouse in July. This year all the festival favourites are back. There’s the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! show, as well as a range of creative workshops and free entertainment for under 12s. For those in need of a little comic relief, you can’t look past Jimeoin and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow for incisive wit and hilarious observations. If physical comedy is more your style, check out the critically acclaimed contortions of The Umbilical Brothers. With so much on offer from May-August, I encourage everyone to come and visit Brisbane Powerhouse and experience something unique, inspiring and entertaining.

GRAHAM QUIRK LORD MAYOR

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WELCOME

WELCOME Winter in Brisbane is an awesome time – it’s almost cold enough to wear a scarf and here at Brisbane Powerhouse we’ve got plenty of shows, exhibitions and events to keep you excited and out of the rain. We’ve recently opened our doors to WTF and the Australian Performing Arts Market, and hundreds of international arts companies have experienced Queensland’s punk cathedral for contemporary culture. That continues this month: Australia’s greatest modern dance and circus companies are arriving, with Chunky Move’s production of Keep Everything, and Beyond by Brisbane’s own Circa. The Rock Surfers Theatre Company brings its celebrated production of David Williamson’s The Removalists, plus there’s Rhonda Burchmore in Vinyl Viagra, the bewilderingly funny Umbilical Brothers and the World Press Photo 2014 exhibition. Also in the spirit of opening our doors and sharing the best of Brisbane, we’re collaborating with our friends at arts centres across the state to launch the new Queensland Cabaret Festival. So, come all ye pop culture intellectuals, grab some mates and a glass of something and share an experience unlike any other in Brisbane. And leave the scarf at home!

KRIS STEWART ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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CIRCUS

BEYOND BY CIRCA Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa ensemble

ENJOY DAZZLING ACROBATICS, A SURREAL ATMOSPHERE AND CHEEKY ANIMAL FUN WITH THIS INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CIRCUS HIT. Fresh from a smash hit season in Berlin, Circa is back in its home town for the Australian premiere of Beyond. You’ll be up close and personal with the performers as they tackle virtuosic feats right in front of your eyes on stages (and cabaret tables!) dotted around the Powerhouse Theatre. Beyond conjures a strangely beautiful and tender world as performers explore their animal instincts and human foibles. Grab a drink with friends and celebrate with a night of audacious showmanship and breathtaking circus stunts. Director: Yaron Lifschitz Performers: Bridie Hooper, Gerramy Marsden, Rudi Mineur, Kathryn O’Keeffe, Paul O’Keeffe, Skip Walker-Milne, Billie Wilson-Coffey Production Manager/Lighting Designer: Jason Organ Set design: Yaron Lifschitz and Jason Organ Costume design: Libby McDonnell Director of International Partnerships: Jennifer Cook Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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“A masterpiece that sparkles, like the finest champagne.”

“Ridiculously charming and outrageously skilled.” THE GUARDIAN, UK

BERLIN MORGENPOST

“Audiences have come to expect the earth from Circa... ‘Beyond’ gives them the moon as well.” THE STAGE, UK

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CIRCA DATE

Wed 30 Apr–Sun 11 May

TIME

Wed-Sun 7pm,

Sat 10 May 2pm+7pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 2 TICKETS

hrs

$45(f), $40(c),

$35(preview),

$59(cabaret table

seats),

$330(cabaret table 6)

+$6 transaction fee


CIRCUS

PHOTO BY ANDY PHILLIPSON

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VISUAL

FOTOVISURA: SPOTLIGHT SEE INSIDE THE PERSONAL WORLD OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

FotoVisura.com is an international self-publishing community and resource for art and documentary photography. In addition, the platform provides a public archive, photography grants, open call postings and online and physical exhibitions. Instead of a focus on commercial photography, the SPOTLIGHT exhibition 08

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celebrates personal projects by FotoVisura members who are distinguished photography students and alumni seeking to create positive change in society. Sponsored by Viso Lizardi Family with Kayell Queensland.

FREE PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND FOTOVISURA PAVILION DATE

Tue 29 Apr-Sun 25 May

TIME

Mon 9am-5pm,

Tue-Sun 9am-9pm

VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse

Foyers TICKETS

FREE


IDEAS

GRIFFITH REVIEW: CULTURE WARS OR CULTURAL SOLUTIONS? THE CULTURE WARS ARE A STAPLE OF POLITICS. BUT WHY ARE WE SO AFRAID OF THE ‘C’ WORD? AND WHAT EXACTLY DO WE MEAN BY CULTURE? Robyn Archer and Julianne Schultz, two of the smartest cultural leaders in Australia, come together to share their opinions, wealth of experience and quick wit as they battle against the cultural naysayers. They explore the motivations behind the bitter political contest over culture in the face of mounting evidence that culture contributes substantially to the economy,

as well as to social cohesion and personal wellbeing. What would a creative society look like? How should its value be measured? This will be an inspirational evening as two of the most influential people in the nation’s cultural landscape shape a vision for the future.

FREE PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND GRIFFITH REVIEW DATE

Thu 01 May

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 90

mins

TICKETS  FREE

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THEATRE

ARIA MODERNA SEE OPERA MEET THE DIGITAL AGE. Aria Moderna is a spectacle that features electro-opera, urban projection art and is part of the annual Anywhere Theatre Festival 2014. See three classical singers create experimental crossover music with Brisbane’s best electronica producers; from a Burton-esque film composer, electro-pop songstress and hip hop beat-maker through to a dub step prince and house music duo. In Aria Moderna, the orchestra is exchanged for a laptop, Handel meets a dance beat and Tchaikovsky collides with Cafe del Mar. If you enjoy variety then this show is for you. Aria Moderna melds cabaret, opera and physical 10

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theatre alongside electropop to create an entirely new form of entertainment.

“...they twisted the traditional opera sound into something a little experimental, a bit different, and a lot entertaining.” AUSSIE THEATRE

PHOTO BY STEVE BULL

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, ANYWHERE THEATRE FESTIVAL AND LITTLE BLACK DRESS CREATIVES DATE

Thu 8–Sat 10 May

TIME

9.30pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS  Thu

$26,

Fri-Sat $30(f), $26(c) +$6 transaction fee. (General admission, standing room with limited seating)


COMEDY

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN – THE ULTIMATE COMEDY ROADTRIP RETURNS!

“An event no comedy fan should miss.” SATELLITE

The superstars of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival are off the leash and on the road. From Hobart to Hong Kong and back, Roadshow is a comedy odyssey, bringing a raft of the world’s best comedy to one big show for a raucous night out. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will have you bent over with belly laughter, featuring a line-up of Brian Nankervis, Greg

Behrendt, Hannah Gadsby, Elbowskin and Amos Gill. Roadshow enjoyed enormous success in 2013, performing a staggering 109 shows in over 60 regional towns and cities across Australia, before concluding the tour with a sell-out international leg. This year is no exception. With a jampacked line-up, Roadshow will have all your comedy bases covered.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 14–Sat 17 May

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 2

hrs 30 mins

TICKETS

Wed+Thu $38(f),

$33(c+groups 10+),

Fri+Sat $40(f),

$35(groups 10+),

$33(side gallery)

+$6 transaction fee

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MUSIC

SHARE HOUSE FIVE MUSOS. ONE HOUSE.

“Topology are probably the most creative and important composers of new contemporary classics in Australia today...” ABC FM

An “instrumental opera” loosely set in the 70s, Share House follows five dysfunctional bandmates sharing a dishevelled flat and interwoven life full of warmth, fun and unrequited love. The housemates make their squalor bearable through making music but they can’t ignore the grunge forever. Disaster strikes and they’re forced to face hard realities. Portraying fictional characters while playing intricate original music, Topology explores an 12

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unprecedented mode of performance fusing physical theatre and music; a wordless narrative conveyed through virtuosic instrumentation. A first of its kind, Share House will open your eyes, ears and minds to a broadened landscape of artistic possibility in music and theatre. topologymusic.com

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOPOLOGY DATE

Fri 16–Sun 18 May

TIME

Fri-Sat 7.30pm,

Sun 5pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 90

mins

TICKETS

$44(f),

$29(c+groups 4+)

+$6 transaction fee


IDEAS

BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE WITH LAWRENCE HILL concept has spawned rules about who gets to belong to a family or cultural group, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and nationality, what privileges one can expect to be granted or denied, whether you inherit poverty or the right to rule over the masses, what constitutes fair play in sport, and what defines a person’s identity.

JOIN RADIO NATIONAL’S PAUL BARCLAY FOR A CONVERSATION WITH LAWRENCE HILL ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE. Blood: The Stuff of Life is a bold meditation on blood as a historical and contemporary marker of identity, belonging, gender, race, class, citizenship, athletic superiority and nationhood. Blood runs red through every person’s arteries and fulfils the same functions in every human being. The study of blood has advanced our understanding of biology and improved medical treatments, but its cultural and social representations

have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religion, literature, and the visual arts. Every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what pulls us apart. For centuries, perceptions of difference in our blood have separated people on the basis of gender, race, class, and nation. Barclay and Hill will lead you in an exploration of the idea of ‘blood purity’. This

“It’s entertaining, shocking and informative.” VANCOUVER SUN

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Tue 20 May

TIME

7pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 75

mins

TICKETS

$35(f), $30(c)

+$6 transaction fee

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COMEDY

“Jimeoin will have you crying buckets of water.” ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

“Exemplary Stand-up.” ««««« THE HERALD

JIMEOIN: YES, YES, WHATEVER?!

“Comic masterpiece.” DAILY MAIL

JIMEOIN IS BACK WITH YET ANOTHER HILARIOUS SHOW. One of live comedy’s masters, Jimeoin offers no gimmicks, just great craic! Join Jimeoin for a night of hysterical one-liners and a hilarious examination of life’s absurdities. Jimeoin has toured internationally to great acclaim from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam and the Middle 14

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East to the Far East. He has also performed around Europe, the UK and is a regular invitee to the mecca of comedy, Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival. jimeoin.com

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY A-LIST ENTERTAINMENT DATE

Thu 29 May-Sun 8 June

TIME

8pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 1 TICKETS

hr 50 mins

Thu+Sun $44.90(f),

$39.90(c),

Fri+Sat $49.90(f),

$44.90(c)

+$6 transaction fee


CABARET

“She moves effortlessly from brassy up-beat numbers to torch songs to sultry blues...” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

VINYL VIAGRA By Rhonda Burchmore

“...her numbers were explosively delivered.” THE COURIER MAIL

ENJOY A DEBAUCHEROUS EVENING WITH AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE FLAME-HAIRED CABARET SUPERSTAR. Australian cabaret royalty Rhonda Burchmore unleashes her inner vixen in the world premiere of Vinyl Viagra. The critically acclaimed chanteuse will bring sexy back to the stage with ballads by Dietrich, Bassey, Amphlett, Cher, Madonna, Kylie, Beyoncé, Perry and Gaga. You’ll be enthralled by Rhonda as she gets loose,

raunchy and provocative with cabaret arrangements of ‘I Touch Myself’, ‘Private Dancer’, ‘Born this Way’, ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ and ‘Wrecking Ball’. If you enjoy a mix of great music, bawdy show-womanship, sexy male dancers and hedonism, you can’t miss Vinyl Viagra.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 28–Sat 31 May

TIME

Wed+Fri 9pm,

Thu+Sat 7pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 80

mins

TICKETS

$59, Cabaret Package

2 for $85

+$6 transaction fee

See Wrecking Ball and Vinyl Viagra on the same night. See page 67.

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CABARET

PHOTO BY DYLAN EVANS

WRECKING BALL A production by the little red company, created by Adam Brunes and Naomi Price

HANNAH MONTANA IS DEAD. THE POSTMORTEM IS INCONCLUSIVE. NATURAL CAUSES OR HOT-MESS MURDER GONE PLATINUM? Childhood friend Miley returns home to Nashville for the wake. F**k the funeral, it’s the party she’s come for. In this open letter to you – her pouters and doubters – Miley takes a sledge hammer to Disney dreams, teen idols and tabloid fantasies. From the creators of the critically acclaimed Rumour Has It: Sixty Minutes Inside Adele comes the ultimate coming-of-age party, starring Naomi Price. This is one eulogy you’ll kill to see. 16

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“Price handles belting out big vocals then tossing off provocatively inappropriate humour with equal ease and aplomb.” THE COURIER MAIL Starring Naomi Price with Mik Easterman, Rachel Everett-Jones, Andrew Johnson, Jason McGregor and Nathan Seiler

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 28–Sat 31 May

TIME

Wed+Fri 7pm,

Thu+Sat 9pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 70

mins

TICKETS

$46(f),

$40(c+groups 4+),

Cabaret Package

2 for $85

+$6 transaction fee

See Wrecking Ball and Vinyl Viagra on the same night. See page 67.


VISUAL

WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2013 JOHN STANMEYER, USA, VII FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

WORLD PRESS PHOTO 14 SEE THE PERSONAL AND THE POLITICAL EXPLORED BY AWARDWINNING PHOTOJOURNALISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The 57th annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the globe’s top press photographers and showcases the world’s best press photos in categories ranging from news to nature and portraiture photography. This year 5,754 photographers from 132 countries submitted 98,671 pictures across nine photography categories in the annual competition. The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year was awarded to American John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency. The picture

shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia – a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category, and was shot for National Geographic.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the world’s most compelling photographs. ‘World Press Photo’ receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored by Canon.

FREE PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Sat 31 May-

Sun 22 June

TIME

Mon 9am-5pm,

Tue-Sun 9am-9pm

VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse

Foyers +

Turbine Studio

TICKETS

FREE

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FILM

HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR BE INSPIRED BY INTERNATIONAL STORIES OF HUMAN STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE. With a selection of films from around the world, the annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival will touch your heart and challenge your mind. The festival’s national tour returns in 2014, showcasing a collection of captivating stories fresh from the Melbourne program. This year, the program explores the healing power of art, stories of strength and resilience from young people across the globe, tales of identity and belonging and more. 18

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“Film and the arts have so much power to influence the way we see the world, to heighten our awareness of the plight of those in our

community and in the world community.” MARGARET POMERANZ HRAFF PATRON

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL DATE

Tue 3-Thu 5 June

TIME

7pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 2 TICKETS

hrs

$19(f), $16(c),

$33(festival

package, see p.67)

+$3 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL IN

CHECK OUT THE INAUGURAL QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL AND SEE THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL AND AUSTRALIAN CABARET.

PARTNERSHIP WITH QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST, JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE OF

Prepare for late nights, great music and bawdy wit, as sassy chanteuses and skilled troubadours take over our stages. The festival features artists such as Caroline Nin,

Melanie Safka, Ali McGregor and more. qldcabfest.com.au brisbanepowerhouse.org

CONTEMPORARY ARTS, IPSWICH CIVIC CENTRE AND QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY DATE

Fri 06-Sat 21 June

VENUE

Various

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QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

MELANIE SAFKA: PEOPLE IN THE FRONT ROW TOUR WITNESS THE CHARM AND TALENT OF THIS LEGENDARY PERFORMER. MELANIE WILL TAKE THE STAGE TO PERFORM HER HITS, NEW COMPOSITIONS AND TELL STORIES FROM HER EXTRAORDINARY CAREER.

guitar, Andrew Worboys on piano, Dave Hatch on drums and Tina Harris on bass. melaniesafka.com

“People who have made an impact on the music world can be recognized by just one part of their name. Lennon, McCartney, Dylan, Jagger etc. Here’s a name for you: MELANIE.” ROLLING STONE

Melanie first shot to stardom with her unforgettable appearance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and she toured to Australia five times during the 70s. Melanie’s singles ‘Brand New Key’ (Roller Skate Song), ‘Candles In The Rain’, ‘Peace Will Come’, ‘Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma’ and ‘Ruby Tuesday’ have all sat on the Australian charts for weeks. ‘Brand New Key’ was a number one hit 20

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in Australia and sat on the charts for 18 weeks in 1971. In the USA, Melanie has had 13 top 40 hits, including three number ones. A new generation was exposed to Melanie’s ‘People In The Front Row’ as the sample behind the massive worldwide hit ‘Nosebleed Section’ from Hilltop Hoods. This intimate evening of song will feature Melanie’s son Beau Jarred Schekeryk on

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND DAVID M. HAWKINS DATE

Thu 12 June

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

TICKETS

$79(f), $69(c)

+$6 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

heritage, and includes songs gifted to him by his Argentinian grandfather who inspired him to follow a career in music. Join us for live renditions of these classic songs and watch some of Australia’s best tango dancers bring this brilliant and compelling music to life. Expect an evening of sumptuous song, stunning strings and tantalising tango.

MY LATIN HEART Featuring José Carbó, Slava Grigoryan and Leonard Grigoryan

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CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY OF TANGO. Internationally acclaimed Opera Australia baritone José Carbó is joined by celebrated classical guitarist brothers Slava and Leonard Grigoryan for an evening of passionate tango in My Latin Heart.

Carbó’s album My Latin Heart was number one on the classical charts and features a sensuous collection of Latin American songs. The album is a sentimental tribute to Carbó’s Latin American

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL AND OPERA QUEENSLAND DATE

Sat 21 June

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

TICKETS

$79(f), $69(c)

+$6 transaction fee

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QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

NOVA NOIR WITH KIM SMITH ELECTRO-POP MEETS WEIMAR CABARET IN THIS DIRECT-FROM-NEW YORK HIT. Award-winning New Yorkbased cabaret performer Kim Smith conjures the glitter and doom of Weimarera Germany, interspersed with original electro-pop tunes and revamped dance floor classics. Mining his debut album, Nova, Smith gives his own songs a decadent 1920s treatment and performs them alongside his inventive mash-ups of everyone from Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Weill and Mischa Spoliansky, to Madonna, The Supremes, Kylie Minogue and myriad others. Join Smith and critically acclaimed accordionist and music director Benjamin Ickies for Nova Noir and celebrate the future of cabaret.

“Completely stellar... slyly subversive.” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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“There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly.” THE VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK CITY

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Thu 12-Fri 13 June

TIME

Thu 7pm, Fri 9pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS

$29(f),

$20(groups 8+),

+$6 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

PHOTO BY CLARISSA BONES

SILVER SIRCUS ENJOY THE DARK GLAMOUR AND SMOKY SOUNDS OF BRISBANE’S OWN SILVER SIRCUS.

Silver Sircus commands the stage with intimate stylised performances that focus on storytelling and lush acoustic instrumentation. The band combines dark cabaret sensibilities with old-fashioned theatricality to create an atmosphere of passion and longing. Silver Sircus is cocreated by vocalist/ writer Lucinda Shaw and drummer/composer James Lees and features guitarist Mark Angel, bass guitarist Terry Dixon, violinist Sallie

Campbell, cellist Wayne Jennings, pianist Parmis Rose and percussionist Fionn Elwood.

“Enchanting is probably the best way to describe this very original Brisbane band.” LIVE GUIDE

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Thu 12 June

TIME

8pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

TICKETS

$25(f),

$20(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee

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QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

GENTLEMEN SONGSTERS FALL IN LOVE WITH BRISBANE’S FAVOURITE UKULELE DREAMBOATS. Tyrone and Lesley (David Megarrity and Samuel Vincent) present a concert about concerts full of songs about songs. These new standards offer romance from the age of the wireless, optimism of the ‘glass a third full’ kind, and the awkward thrill of the dance. Join the songsters for a celebration of the gentle power of song (and gentlemen). With three Queensland Music Award nominations and critically acclaimed 24

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festival performances in Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand and Cairns, the Gentlemen Songsters are sure to enrapture you with their bittersweet love songs and absurd performance style.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY

“...inspired silliness.”

QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

KAMUKE UKULELE MAGAZINE

DATE

Fri 13 June

TIME

7pm

VENUE

Rooftop Terrace

DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS  $29(f),

$20(groups 8+) +$6 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

CAROLINE NIN: SONGS AND STORIES OF THE PARIS LIDO

Join her in this exciting display of repertoire that celebrates the cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of Paris with songs from Brel, Legrand, Gainsbourg, Piazzolla, Grace Jones and Kurt Weill.

A CELEBRATED CHANTEUSE DIRECT FROM PARIS.

“Nin is a classic femme fatale... a taste of intimacy with one of music’s true dark angels.” THE GUARDIAN

In a city famed for its sophisticated night life, one venue stands out on the Champs-Elysees – the Paris Lido. Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Shirley Maclaine, the divine Miss Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli and Noel Coward are just a few of the stars in the Lido’s pedigree of performers. In 2005, French chanteuse

Caroline Nin was invited to headline the venue’s glamorous revue, Bonheur. For the next five years Caroline took to the stage and bedazzled her audiences with the desires, struggles and heartaches of her character Lola Lola. Nin is both a mistress and a muse. Her smoky jazz-inflected voice delights crowds around the world.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Fri 13 June

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 85

mins

TICKETS

$45

+$6 transaction fee

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running. Backed by heartfelt acoustic arrangements, you will be moved by a performance that is both intimate and global.

BORN TO RUN

“Born to Run was more than a performance, it told an emotive chapter of Australian history.” ADELAIDE NOW

SPRINGSTEEN COMBINES WITH AUSTRALIAN HISTORY FOR THIS SPECIAL NIGHT OF STORYTELLING. Acclaimed cabaret singer and musical theatre performer Michelle Nightingale channels the troubled heart of Bruce Springsteen’s work in this one-woman show, which has had sell-out seasons at Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Hobart’s Festival of Voices. Nightingale takes the emotive and compelling 26

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lyrics from some of The Boss’s iconic songs – ‘Hungry Heart’, ‘Human Touch’ and ‘Born to Run’ – and interweaves them with the true stories of Australian women forced to put their children up for adoption in the 60s and 70s. Born to Run is a captivating journey driven by a woman’s need to keep

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Fri 13 June

TIME

7pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 55

mins

TICKETS

$29(f),

$20(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

DUM VIVA DISCO: IT’S NOT ROCKET SURGERY

“The combination of catchy original music, beautiful visuals and quite outrageous comedy was mesmerising...” VIBE

Co-directed by Brian Cavanagh and Annie Lee (The Kransky Sisters)

GO ON A JOURNEY WITH ESCAPEES FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION THAT IS RULED BY EVIL CATS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS!

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

Dum Viva Disco (Latin for ‘while I live I learn’) creates original, melodic and slightly weird-ass music, multimedia and theatrical performance. The group uses dark comedy, beautiful

visuals and the hot beats and melodies of original contemporary music to explore popular culture issues such as fame, social media, faith, hope, charity, love and partying.

DATE

Fri 13 June

TIME

8pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 70

mins

TICKETS  $25(f),

$20(groups 8+) +$6 transaction fee

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“McGregor’s voice is phenomenal.” «««« THE HERALD SUN

“At the end of each song I found myself slightly out of breath.” ««««« THE NEW CURRENT

ALCHEMY EIGHTIES POP AND HOT JAZZ: ONE GIRL’S TRASH IS ANOTHER GIRL’S TREASURE. Direct from a critically acclaimed season in Edinburgh, Ali McGregor’s new show Alchemy draws on her years as a diva with Opera Australia and her love of trashy 80s pop music. The show features new hybrids of popular songs, jazz standards and blues classics. Ali is one of this country’s most versatile 28

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singers with an incredible vocal range. In Alchemy she’ll bring a truly individual flavour to some of your favourite songs. If you’ve ever wanted to see mashups and genre-defying versions of Madonna, Salt’n’Pepa and INXS sung in the style of a 40s siren then Alchemy is your perfect night out.

«««« BROADWAY BABY

«««« THE ARTS JOURNAL

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Sat 14 June

TIME

7pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 2

hrs, 30 mins

TICKETS  $29(f),

$20(group 8+) +$6 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

UNSEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON YOU’VE HEARD HER VOICE, NOW HEAR HER STORY. Marni Nixon is remembered as “The Voice of Hollywood”. Her dulcet tones have been memorialised in some of the greatest music theatre tunes of our time including songs from West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The King and I and many more. Join Melody Beck, winner of the International Cabaret Contest 2014, for a stroll down memory lane in this unique biopic cabaret

about one of the most remembered, yet unknown, voices of the golden age of movies.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL AND YOUR THEATRICS INTERNATIONAL DATE

Sat 14 June

TIME

6pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS  $25(f),

$20(groups 8+) +$6 transaction fee

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ROSA Written by Roz Pappalardo

TRACE ONE FAMILY’S HISTORY FROM SICILY TO FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND IN THIS NEW AUSTRALIAN LOVE STORY FROM WOMEN IN DOCS’ ROZ PAPPALARDO. Told through original song and storytelling, Rosa is a joyous tale of the family ties that traverse through maternal ancestry from grandmother to granddaughter. Best known for her work with Queensland folk songwriting outfit women in docs, Roz steps out of her musical comfort zone to deliver a personal story. Received with standing 30

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ovations and repeat performances throughout regional Queensland, Rosa now makes its debut in Brisbane. rozpappalardo.com

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Sat 14 June

TIME

9pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 50

mins

TICKETS

$29(f),

$20(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

SWEET DREAMS: SONGS BY ANNIE LENNOX THE ONE-MAN POP CABARET MASTERPIECE THAT WILL PLAY WITH YOUR HEART. songs like ‘Why’, ‘Love Is a Stranger’, ‘Walking on Broken Glass’ and ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’. Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox won Best Cabaret at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2014.

“Griffiths is extraordinary” THE AGE

BOOK NOW Michael Griffiths IS Annie Lennox. No accent, costume or wig. Annie’s lyrics have been plumbed for new meaning, melodies reinterpreted, and songs peppered with candid musings and remembrances from the moody songstress herself.

Encounter Annie’s triumphs and heartbreak as told through her bittersweet lyrics. From the genderbending early days as one-half of 80s new wave sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, revisit unforgettable

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Sat 14 June

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 65

mins

TICKETS

$35(f),

$26(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee

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THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS HILARIOUS AND CHARMING ORIGINAL SONGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU GLAD THESE THINGS HAVEN’T HAPPENED TO YOU. Gillian Cosgriff’s new show is about trying to improve yourself and become a better person, but constantly struggling against your true nature. Through her charming and funny original songs, Gillian asks, “How can you have nice things when your nature is to be clumsy and careless?”

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of the other things. These may include: drinking, procrastinating, voicemail messages, love, sex, dreams, humiliation, grammar, hangovers and band-aids.

DATE

Sat 14 June

TIME

8pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS  $25(f),

$20(groups 8+) +$6 transaction fee


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Gotye and Sufjan Stevens. Salacious musical revelations in four-part harmony, duets and solos provide the red velvet carpet to their secrets. You’ll laugh with delight and cry with melancholy as they weave stories into a champagnesoaked afternoon of peccadillo and peculiarity.

I CAN KEEP A SECRET

“...powerful, soaring voices combined with humour and charm.” «««« ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE

Created by Babushka

A WORLD OF DELICIOUS MASH-UPS, WHERE TCHAIKOVSKY MEETS KATE BUSH AND KYLIE CRASH TACKLES CARMEN. Enter an intimate confessional box for a musical celebration of the quirky and the unexpected. Hiding your lust for Daryl Somers? Pretending that pesky STD doesn’t itch? Eating the chocolate frosting before it makes the cake? You’re not alone. I Can Keep A Secret combines the dirty and flirty

talents of Brisbane’s Alicia Cush, Bethan Ellsmore, Arlie McCormick and Judy Hainsworth. Gallivanting through a far-wandering songbook, these femme fatales will draw you into their fabulously flawed world and take you to the deepest, darkest corners of Portishead, Sondheim,

PHOTO BY STEPHEN BULL

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Sun 15 June

TIME

3pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS

$29(f),

$20(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee

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ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS: THE ERIN MINOGUE EXPERIENCE Starring Lizzie Moore

AN ENTIRELY UNTRUE STORY FEATURING SOME TRUE MINOGUE HITS.

their younger sister, Erin Minogue? The forgotten sister. Now Erin has her chance – tonight. On this very stage, she could be so lucky. A one-woman contemporary comedic cabaret featuring a swag of classic Kylie and Dannii hits, this is an eye-opening staged-biopic of an extraordinary life unled, revealing untold insight into a celebrity sibling who never existed, based on an entirely untrue story.

“Erin is the Minogue sister we didn’t know we loved until now.” BOYZ MAGAZINE (UK)

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In the early 80s, three young Melbourne girls were on the path to stardom. The first was YTT darling Dannii Minogue. The second was 34

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Kylie, who shot to fame on Neighbours and instantly acquired about 100 million adoring fans. But what about the third,

DATE

Sun 15 June

TIME

5pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 70

mins

TICKETS

$25(f),

$20(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee


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BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performed and written by Bryan Batt

MAD MEN STAR HITS THE STAGE TO SING HIS STORY. Bryan Batt is best-known for his SAG-winning performance as Salvatore Romano in the critically acclaimed TV series, Mad Men, and his featured role in the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. He’s also a Broadway veteran with principal roles in La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Saturday Night Fever, Cats and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Batt on a Hot Tin Roof is a comedic and moving musical journey that leads you through Batt’s eventful Louisiana childhood, dominated by his strongwilled ‘Southern belle’

mother, on to his leading roles in Broadway musicals and starring role on Mad Men. The show features a host of charming and witty songs, from classic Cole Porter to modern comedic numbers that are interwoven with a series of hilarious monologues. You’re guaranteed to fall in love with the very “theatrical” boy from New Orleans who dreamed of a life on Broadway and in Hollywood.

“Batt has both the talent and charisma to forge a lasting presence.” THE STAGE

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Fri 20 June

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 75

mins

TICKETS

$29(f),

$20(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee

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“The hottest ticket in town.” THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN

THE GREENROOM PROJECT A TA L K S H OW, A CA B A R E T, A S H O WCA S E. The Greenroom Project is Australia’s first live cabaret talk show hosted by musical theatre performer Matt Ward. Join Matt for on-the-couch interviews, performances and behindthe-scenes gossip with multiple guest artists, including Australia’s own 36

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Nancye Hayes and Peter Cousens. In between celebrity interviews enjoy performances by 14 of the hottest new up-and-coming musical theatre and cabaret performers in Queensland accompanied by musical director Brad Rush.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL DATE

Sun 15 June

TIME

3pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 2

hrs 30 min

TICKETS

$29(f),

$20(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee


QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

FROLIC & GRUB BEDTIME BAR

F RO L I C Get ready to party with this free mid-week cabaret treat! Featuring a frothy and fun line-up of cabaret, comedy and burlesque, Frolic promises a night of giddy pleasures and fabulous music. See local and international artists from Queensland Cabaret Festival hit the stage with their favourite party pieces and most-requested numbers. You’re invited to drink, dance and flirt the night away with the festival stars, cabaret fans and musical lovers.

G R U B B E DT I M E B A R Fresher than an afterdinner mint, GRUB is a free performance platter designed to whet your musical appetite. GRUB features artists from the Queensland Cabaret Festival, local singers, songwriters, dancers and musicians. Join Oscar Theatre Company as they dish up a selection of Brisbane’s spiciest performers in an event infused with cabaret, musical theatre and burlesque. Relax in our bedtime bar and savour the delectable entertainment.

FREE PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL AND OSCAR THEATRE COMPANY

FROLIC DATE

Wed 11 June

TIME

6pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 90 TICKETS

mins

FREE

GRUB BEDTIME BAR DATE

Fri 13+Sat 14 June

TIME

10pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 2 TICKETS

hrs

FREE

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“Fun-filled party night out.” STAGE WHISPERS

“Unleash your inner demon, let yourself be enchanted.” THEATRE PEOPLE

THE NAKED MAGICIANS

“Clever magic and raunchy humour.” THE AU REVIEW

GOOD MAGICIANS DON’T NEED SLEEVES. GREAT MAGICIANS DON’T NEED PANTS. Following sold out shows at Brisbane Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler return to Brisbane Powerhouse for a limited season with their sleeves up and pants down. They’ve performed to audiences on stages and televisions across the globe; now two of Australia’s biggest names in magic take to the stage in the world’s boldest and 38

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cheekiest magic show. This boisterous R-rated show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND SAMUEL KLINGER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES DATE

Thu 19-Sun 29 June

TIME

Thu-Fri 7.30pm,

Sat 7.30pm+9pm

Sun 6.30pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS

$40(f), $36(c),

$32(groups 8+)

+$6 transaction fee


IDEAS

PECHA KUCHA BEIJING, BANGALORE, BELFAST, BRUSSELS, BERLIN, BERN, BUDAPEST, BUENOS AIRES, BANGKOK AND BRISBANE! IMMERSE YOURSELF IN BRISBANE’S CREATIVE TALENT. Pecha Kucha Night is a worldwide phenomenon. Beginning in Tokyo in 2003, this renowned design presentation format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) was pioneered by Klein Dytham Architecture. It is patented to keep the presentations concise, inspiring, interesting and to the point. A highlight in the creative calendar, Pecha Kucha Night

provides a relaxed forum for designers to present and showcase their work, skills and ideas. Expect a social and engaging night out, with fresh ideas, discussion, drinks and a vibrant crowd. Join the conversation! pechakuchabrisbane.org

PHOTO BY CAMERA OBSCURA

FREE PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 25 June

TIME

8.20pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION 90 TICKETS

mins

FREE

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FRENTE: MARVIN THE ALBUM 21ST ANNIVERSARY TOUR WITNESS THE REUNION OF A CLASSIC NINETIES AUSSIE BAND. Australian band Frente will perform its ARIA awardwinning album, Marvin The Album, in its entirety with a full band to celebrate the album’s 21st anniversary deluxe re-issue. Spearheading the emergent alternative scene in Australia in the 90s, Frente went on to sell 1,000,000 copies of their debut worldwide and 40

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tour extensively with the likes of Crowded House, The Beautiful South and Everything But The Girl. For one night Frente performs Marvin from beginning to end, as well as revisiting some lost gems from the same era of their career.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY THE HARBOUR AGENCY, THE MUSIC AND MAX DATE

Sat 28 June

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 70

mins

TICKETS

$45

+$6 transaction fee


MUSIC

Interlude as well as from across her enviable career. Pianist John di Martino and bassist Boris Koslov join her onstage for an evening of beautiful and compelling music.

NIGHT SONGS: A LATE NIGHT INTERLUDE

“Siegel continues to inhabit an upper echelon of jazz vocalist few can aspire to.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ

J O I N N I N E-T I M E G R A M M Y AWA R D - W I N N I N G VO CA L S U P E R S TA R JA N I S S I E G E L ( M A N H AT TA N T R A N S F E R ) FO R A N I N T I M AT E E V E N I N G O F C L A S S I C JA Z Z . Multi-award-winning vocalist Janis Siegel is best known for her work that blends jazz, pop and a Capella and her stunning voice which enchants audiences internationally. Fans will also recall her time with the eclectic

vocal group Manhattan Transfer whose signature tune ‘Birdland’ won Siegel a Grammy for Best Vocal Arrangement. Siegel will perform songs from her latest critically acclaimed album Night Songs: A Late Night

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND KMP ARTISTS DATE

Sun 29 June

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 70

mins

TICKETS

$29

+$6 transaction fee

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EARLY WARNING SYSTEM percussionists, Vanessa Tomlinson and Michael Askill with Rebecca LloydJones, Nozomi Omote and Cameron Kennedy.

GIVE US THIS DAY: F I V E SO NI C ADV EN T UR ES Early Warning System can make glorious sounds out of anything. Cicadas, galahs, desert winds, and morse code have all inspired the ensemble to make their unique brand of percussiondriven music. The band combines deep grooves, meditative chord clusters and punchy syncopations to bring to life musical compositions by Erik Griswold, Kate Neal, Anthony Pateras, Michael Askill and Vanessa Tomlinson. Go on an auditory exploration with Five Sonic Adventures and enjoy Early Warning System’s eclectic variety of instruments everything from vibraphones to planet gongs. 42

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TIMBER Critically acclaimed composer Michael Gordon’s latest epic is Timber. The show takes the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. Gordon is best known for co-founding Bang on a Can, an international organisation dedicated to celebrating innovative music. In Timber, Early Warning System uses a simple set of six wooden planks to produce a hypnotic mediation on sounds and rhythm. The concert also features a solo piano set by the always-inventive Erik Griswold. Early Warning System is an Australian percussion group, co-directed by two of Australia’s most innovative

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CLOCKED OUT

GIVE US THIS DAY: FIVE SONIC ADVENTURES DATE

Wed 9 July

TIME

8pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

TICKETS

$22(f), $15(c)

+$6 transaction fee

TIMBER DATE

Tue 12 Aug

TIME

8pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

TICKETS

$22(f), $15(c)

+$6 transaction fee


KIDS

POWERKIDS: BRISBANE’S ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL IT’S A CIRCUS! SO LET YOUR LITTLE MONSTERS RUN LOOSE, SPIN, JUMP, SING, BOOGIE AND LAUGH. WE’RE HAVING A MONSTER OF A GOOD TIME. Brisbane’s Annual Children’s Festival, Powerkids, will run over six exciting and fun-filled days. This year, Powerkids takes on the theme ‘Monster Circus’, helping kids aged 0-12 recognise that we’re all different shapes and sizes and each have unique skills. Round up your little ones and dance along to Yo Gabba

Gabba! Live! with DJ Lance or let them try their hand at creative play workshops and activities like Cooking with Jake and Elle. Don’t miss the Monster Rug Picnic with free performances by Vulcana Women’s Circus, Brisbane Lions, Eastkids Action Series and Network Ten’s Totally Wild, Scope and Toasted TV.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE  Tue 01-Sun TIME

VENUE  Brisbane DURATION 5 TICKETS

06 July

9am-2pm Powerhouse

hrs

Free and ticketed

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YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! PARTY WITH DJ LANCE ROCK AND EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE CAST OF COLOURFUL CHARACTERS.

Get your best dance moves out as DJ Lance Rock takes some of the all-time Yo Gabba favourites like ‘I Like To Dance’ and ‘Party In My Tummy’, and mixes them up with some awesome new songs. Witness your favourite characters come to life when DJ Lance Rock says the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!”. There’s Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex the magic robot. Plus there will be some very special guests and surprises waiting to be revealed. Jump, shake and shimmy the sillies out at this beat-pumping live show. We promise a special interactive experience with lots of singing, dancing and fun!

For an experience your kids won’t forget, platinum tickets include a post-show photo opportunity with DJ Lance Rock and members of the Gabba gang. yogabbagabba.com.au IMAGE © 2014 DHX Media Ltd. Yo Gabba Gabba! TM & © 2014 You Gabba Ca Dabra LLC

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, CHUGG ENTERTAINMENT, LIFE LIKE TOURING AND LUNATIC ENTERTAINMENT DATE

Tue 01-Fri 04 July

TIME

10am, 1pm + 4pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 75 TICKETS

mins

$79.90(platinum),

$49.90(gold), $39.90(a-reserve)

+$6 transaction fee

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LLOYD COLE STANDARDS: AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014

“‘Standards’ is the work of a bristling, alive and fresh-as-adaisy master, drawing on all of his experience for a mid-life career high.” THE DAILY MIRROR

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ENGLISH MUSICIAN RETURNS TO CENTRE STAGE Lloyd Cole is no stranger to Australian shores, after his time as front-man for The Commotions and their 1986 stadium tour, his Small Ensemble 2011 tour and multiple solo tours in between. In 2014 Lloyd Cole returns for his most extensive Australian tour yet to perform intimate solo acoustic sets from his latest 46

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celebrated album, Standards, plus material from across his enviable catalogue. Standards has been hailed as Cole’s best album yet, and was inspired by Bob Dylan’s Tempest album, which triggered Cole to dig out his notebooks and return to the studio. Enjoy an evening of rich and evocative music with one of the UK’s finest musicians.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY FEEL PRESENTS DATE

Thu 10 July

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 110

mins

TICKETS

$55.50(f)

+$6 transaction fee


MUSIC

IT TAKES TWO, BABY! CA RO L L LOY D, A U S T R A L I A’ S O R I G I N A L RO C K C H I C K ( E X-R A I L ROA D G I N) A N D P E A R LY B L AC K, A U S T R A L I A’ S Q U E E N O F GY P SY A N D S O U L M U S I C, P R E S E N T T H E S E C O N D S H O W I N T H E I T TA K E S T W O , B A BY! S E R I E S . Carol’s back big-time, with an all-star big rock band, and another best buddy, Pearly Black, to belt out rolled musical gold and reveal rare footage, backstage secrets and favourite songs from the 60s and 70s. From Elvis to The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers to Linda Rondstat, these Australian music icons will lay down both Motown sounds and grooves from

hit songs of their own... ‘It’s Only a Matter of Time’ till you’re on your feet or dancin’ in your seat! With special guests Christa Powell and John Babbage from Topology and guitarist Dave McGuire, It Takes Two, Baby! celebrates the days when ‘fros were big and ballads even bigger. ‘So hold on!... I’m comin’... these deadly divas are gonna really rock your cot!

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOPOLOGY MUSIC DATE

Fri 11+Sat 12 July

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 2

hrs 30 min

TICKETS

$42(f),

$36(c+groups 6+)

+$6 transaction fee

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COMEDY

featured in a worldwide hit documentary film about their lives. A night with The Topp Twins is guaranteed to be more fun than a possum in your pocket!

“Sheer joy... they’re the Tops.” FINANCIAL TIMES, LONDON

THE TOPP TWINS

“Break down doors to see them.” THE AGE, MELBOURNE

MEET NEW ZEALAND’S FAVOURITE MUSICAL COMEDY EXPORT. The Topp Twins, identical twin sisters Lynda and Jools Topp, are New Zealand national treasures who have performed around the world as an original comedy-music duo for more than 25 years. The twins re-invent themselves on stage, changing character, musical style and gender with ease. Armed with guitar, mouth48

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harp and spoons, they deliver original songs and character comedy with their unique trademark style of spontaneity and audience participation. The Topp Twins have had their own award-winning TV series, released several hit albums and children’s audio books, been inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame and

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY FLEMING ARTISTS DATE

Sun 13 July

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

TICKETS  $55

+$6 transaction fee


VISUAL

INDOOROOPILLY ENDODONTIC SURGERY FITOUT BY SURROUNDINGS PHOTO BY CAMERA OBSCURA

ARCHITECTURE: MADE BY WOMEN CELEBRATE AUSTRALIAN AND JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE BY WOMEN IN THIS SPECIAL EXHIBITION. Architects translate and shape our culture by making the places and spaces that are the infrastructure of our lives. In Queensland architecture relates to the natural environment and our outdoor lifestyle, whereas in Japan there is a focus on craftsmanship and tradition infused with a fiercely modern outlook. This exhibition examines Australian and Japanese

female architects’ projects, and you’re invited to reflect on their approach to interiors and houses, education and cultural facilities, commercial buildings, urban design and master planning. Architecture: Made by Women explores the accomplishments of female architects and their influence on place-making.

FREE PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, PETITEK AND AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS. DATE

Tue 15 July–Sun 10 Aug

TIME

Mon 9am-5pm,

Tue-Sun 9am-9pm

VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse

Exhibition Foyers

TICKETS  FREE

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THE UMBILICAL BROTHERS: KIDSHOW (NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN) RUIN YOUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. KidSHoW (not suitable for children) features violence, sexual references, drugtaking and frequent coarse language. It’s entirely inappropriate for children, but if you’re an adult bring your inner child along and see how it copes. With high energy and the best intentions in the world, Dane (David) and Shavid (Shane) come onstage to perform a fun show for the kids complete with singing, dancing, audience participation and storytelling. Unfortunately 50

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the audience will be made up of adults. And if there’s one thing adults don’t want to see, it’s a kid’s show…

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY A-LIST ENTERTAINMENT

“Australia’s loudest ‘mimes’ are rude, crude and utterly brilliant!” RIP IT UP

DATE

Tue 15–Sun 27 July

TIME

Tue-Sat 7.30pm,

Sun 5pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 1

hr 25 mins

TICKETS

Tue 15 July $39.90

Tue-Thu+Sun $44.90(f),

$39.90(c),

$34.90(side galleries),

Fri-Sat $49.90(f),

$44.90(c),

$39.90(side galleries)

+$6 transaction fee


COMEDY

“Talent to burn.” «««« THE AGE

“Just like a library book, check him out.” «««« HERALD SUN

INTRODUCING JOSH EARL

“Hilarious... must see viewing.” BEAT MAGAZINE

THE HOST OF ABC’S SPICKS AND SPECKS HITS THE STAGE WITH HIS FRESH STAND-UP COMEDY. Josh Earl brings his clever, incisive and warm brand of musical comedy back to Brisbane Powerhouse. He’s a comedian we can all relate to – a cake fan, a grammar critic and an ex-librarian. In addition to hosting Spicks and Specks he’s also developed his unique brand of musical comedy during nine years’ worth of festivals in Australia and around the world. Josh has

garnered critical acclaim and collected the 2012 Perth Fringe Festival Best Comedy Award. If you’re a fan of cheeky songs, hilarious quips and comedy that traverses both the high and lowbrow, then you should really introduce yourself to Josh Earl.

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY UPSTART PRODUCTIONS DATE

Wed 06-Sat 09 Aug

TIME

7pm

VENUE

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DURATION 60

mins

TICKETS  $20(Wed),

$25(f),

+$6 transaction fee

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DANCE

CHUNKY MOVE’S KEEP EVERYTHING Tour produced by Performing Lines

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DANCE

Immerse yourself in the apocalyptic world of Keep Everything, where three dancers recreate human history surrounded by industrial waste and blazing lights. Choreographed by the celebrated Anthony Hamilton, with sounds by ARIA award-winning musicians Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton, Keep Everything splices choreography, electronica, spoken text and improvised movement to trace human evolution from primates to robots and back again. Experience this quirky, humorous and compelling show as it tours nationally after its critically acclaimed debut 2013 season.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE MEETS EXPLOSIVE ELECTRONICA IN THIS APOCALYPTIC LOVE-LETTER TO HUMANITY.

“After watching this performance I think the future of contemporary dance is in safe hands.” DANCE AUSTRALIA

“Benjamin Cisterne’s lights throb and growl while synthesisers (by Presets duo Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes) twinkle and blaze.” THE AUSTRALIAN

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND MOBILE STATES DATE

Thu 31 July-Sat 02 Aug

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 65

mins

$39(f), $34(c),

TICKET

$32(groups 5+)

+$6 transaction fee

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THEATRE

DAVID WILLIAMSON’S THE REMOVALISTS By Critical Stages and Rock Surfers Theatre Company, directed by Leland Kean

REVISIT 1970s SUBURBAN AUSTRALIA IN THIS ICONIC BLACK COMEDY FROM AUSTRALIA’S MASTER PLAYWRIGHT. The Removalists is arguably David Williamson’s most popular play. A mix of social commentary, satire and brutal physicality has given the play sustained audience appeal; spanning from its debut in 1971 to this critically acclaimed remount 43 years later. In an evening of disturbing gender politics, assault, adultery and furniture moving, we meet a cast of Aussie characters: crooked cop Sergeant Simmonds, awkward 54

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new recruit Constable Ross, middle-class snob Kate, downtrodden wife Fiona, abusive rogue Kenny and the fence-sitting removalist Rob. This production is a mustsee for anyone interested in great storytelling and the origins of current Australian society. Rock Surfers will also lead post-show Q&A sessions and professional development workshops for educators during the season. See brisbanepowerhouse.org for details.

“A ripper... Expertly balancing the play’s humour and violence, it is a clear and vigorous reading of the black comedy that brought David Williamson to national prominence.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Tue 12–Sat 16 Aug

TIME

Tue-Wed 7.30pm,

Thu-Fri 10am+7.30pm,

Sat 1pm+7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 2

hrs

$42(f), $35(c),

TICKET

$20(schools)

+$6 transaction fee


THEATRE + CABARET

SHORT+SWEET FESTIVAL BOOK NOW

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN 10 MINUTES. Short+Sweet Festival is back at Brisbane Powerhouse featuring over 40 works of theatre and a special new selection of late-night cabaret. Expect any night to turn from grisly drama to outlandish comedy to sultry song – all in the time that it takes to heat up a pizza.

See up to 10 plays or six cabaret acts at once, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the gala final. You don’t need a big appetite to sample everything on the menu – we’re here to keep it Short+Sweet. shortandsweet.org/brisbane

PRESENTED BY

Tickets on sale Mon 2 June.

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 20-Sat 30 Aug

VENUE

Visy Theatre

TICKETS

Mainstage $28(f),

$24(c), Cabaret and

Wildcard $25(f), $20(c)

+$6 transaction fee.

Packages available.

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SEX WITH STRANGERS Directed by Jennifer Flowers. With Thomas Larkin and Veronica Neave.

LOVE AND AMBITION IN THE INTERNET AGE. When star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure novelist Olivia, he finds they both crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, they confront the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is just one click away. Sex with Strangers is a fast-paced, witty and compelling story that explores the clash of the public and the personal when love and the digital age collide. Multi-award-winning director Jennifer Flowers reconnects with actors Thomas Larkin and Veronica Neave who worked together on the critically acclaimed 2012 Queensland Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet. Warning: this play may contain material not suitable for viewing by children or those with a clean web-browsing history.

”Funny, insightful commentary on how the Internet has altered the relationship between public and private selves...” VARIETY

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, JENNIFER FLOWERS AND THOMAS LARKIN DATE

Wed 16–Sat 26 July

TIME

Wed(23)+Sat 2pm,

7pm, Tue(22),

Thu, Fri 7pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 2

hrs

$38(f), $30(preview

TICKET

and groups 4+)

+$6 transaction fee

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IDEAS

MEET POE BALLANTINE: LOVE & TERROR ON THE HOWLING PLAINS OF NOWHERE JOIN BALLANTINE FOR A DISCUSSION ABOUT HIS MEMOIR, WHICH AT ITS BARE BONES IS A STORY ABOUT FAILURE – PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL – AND THE MYRIAD WAYS PEOPLE ADAPT TO THIS VERY HUMAN CONDITION. rocky marriage to a beautiful Mexican woman and his autistic son.

The setting is Chadron, a small town on the High Plains of Nebraska, a spectral landscape hewn by brutal winters and summer wildfires. It’s a place where everyone knows everyone, somewhere people go to disappear – and sometimes disappear from. One day in 2006, Poe Ballantine’s neighbor, Steven Haataja, a math professor from the local state college disappeared. Ninety-five days later, the professor was found bound to a tree, burned to death in the hills behind the 58

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campus where he had taught. No one, law enforcement included, understood the circumstances. Ballantine had never contemplated writing mystery or true crime, but since he knew all the players, the suspects, the sheriff, the police involved, he and his kindergarten son set out to find out what might have happened. Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere is not only a six-year examination of this case, but of Poe’s eccentric High Plains town, its kooky residents, his

“Reading his work is inspiring, agitating, and invigorating. He is utterly transparent on the page...” READER US

BOOK NOW PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL DATE

Tue 29 Jul

TIME

7pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 75

mins

TICKETS

$35(f), $30(c)

+$6 transaction fee


CULTURAL COMMITMENT

OUR CULTURAL COMMITMENT

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture. We want every artist in Brisbane and beyond to look to our venue and know there is a place here for what they do. The stories we tell are built on partnerships and collaboration. We have deeply embedded relationships with Queensland’s flagship organisations and festivals,

as well as home companies that we house and support. We open our doors to independent and emerging artists, and have an organisation-wide commitment to creators of all disciplines – including those who wouldn’t necessarily self-identify as “artists”. We want to help create events and experiences that couldn’t exist anywhere else. This might be an outstanding

dining experience, the adrenalin rush of a festival or the joy in being a part of a great community-owned event. Our building is the hero of our story, and its uniqueness is represented in everything you encounter. Donate to Brisbane Powerhouse and help write the next chapter of our history. Visit brisbanepowerhouse.org

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FREE PROGRAM

Knock Off: Free Friday Comedy

FRIDAYS JUST GOT FUNNY AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE. If you’ve been a fan of our comedy on Sundays we encourage you to down tools, get your friends and knock off early for a chance to start your weekend with a good laugh. Every Friday a variety of local and Australian comedians will bring you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations, featuring

improvised comedy with Brisbane’s own Impro Mafia the last Friday of each month. If you like your comedy free, funny and full of surprises look no further than ‘Knock Off’ on Fridays.

DATE

Every Friday 6pm VENUE Turbine Platform DURATION 60 mins TICKETS FREE TIME

Live Spark

LIKE MOST NINE-YEAROLDS, LIVESPARK IS ENJOYING THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE – SUNNY SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, GREAT MUSIC AND THE OCCASIONAL SUGAR HIT. Join us for an ever-changing and eclectic mix of jazz, country, folk, indie pop, alternative rock and the odd sea shanty. Featuring The Sunburys, Sweet Jean, Jimmy Tait, Cori Scanlon, Laneway and more. See brisbanepowerhouse.org for the line-up. Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and brispop.com, supported by QUT Creative Industries.

Every Sunday (except 15 June) TIME 3.30pm VENUE Turbine Platform DURATION 1 hr 45 mins TICKETS FREE DATE

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FREE PROGRAM

Waxing Lyrical

DISCOVER THE PERSONAL STORIES, POLITICAL EVENTS AND SOCIAL ISSUES THAT HAVE INSPIRED AUSTRALIAN SINGERSONGWRITERS. Hosted by Sean Sennett, ‘Waxing Lyrical’ is a chance to hear some of your favourite performers discuss their creative process and enjoy some great music. Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and brispop.com, supported by APRA/AMCOS.

Jan Power’s Farmers Market A UNIQUE FRESH SEASONAL PRODUCE MARKET WITH 120 STALLS SHOWCASING ALL THE BEST AVAILABLE GOODIES IN QUEENSLAND. All products are made, caught, dug, plucked, picked, bottled or baked by the person serving you. These markets were voted number 22 in Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Greatest Australian Gourmet Experiences. Presented by Jan Power.

Sun 25 May + Sun 29 June TIME 3.30pm VENUE Turbine Platform DURATION 1 hr 45 mins TICKETS FREE

Pop-up Suitcase Rummage POP-UP SUITCASE RUMMAGE IS A MINISCALED MARKET WITH GIANT REWARDS. Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and enjoy a day amongst entrylevel entrepreneurs with locally produced handmade, recycled and up-cycled products. There’s also a special series of craft workshops and lectures. Find info and register your stall at suitcase-rummage. blogspot.com.au

DATE

DATE  Every

2nd and 4th Saturday TIME 6am-12pm VENUE Powerhouse Plaza covered walkway TICKETS FREE

Sun 25 May, 29 June, 27 July, 31 Aug TIME 1-6pm VENUE Powerhouse Plaza and covered walkway TICKETS FREE DATE

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EAT/DRINK

BAR ALTO SIMPLY ITALIAN.

On the river at Brisbane Powerhouse Level 1 119 Lamington St New Farm baralto.com.au

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BOOK NOW TEL

07 3358 1063

TIME

Tue-Sun 9.30am

til late


EAT/DRINK

WATT RESTAURANT + BAR CASUAL WATERFRONT DINING.

On the river at Brisbane Powerhouse Ground Level 119 Lamington St New Farm wattrestaurant.com.au

BOOK NOW TEL

07 3358 5464

TIME  Mon-Fri

9am til late

Sat-Sun 8am til late Public Holidays 10am–6pm (CLOSED Christmas Day)

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CATEGORY PARTNERS

WITH THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane City Council’s leading arts performance venue helping to deliver a vibrant and creative city.

KEY PARTNERS

VENUE PARTNERS

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CATEGORY PARTNERS

CULTURAL PARTNERS

BUSINESS PARTNERS

SUPPORT PARTNERS

“Whether it makes you laugh or cry, theatre can evoke some wonderfully powerful emotions just like saying hello or goodbye at an airport! During our delightful partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, we have proudly recognized the outstanding contribution the hub has on Brisbane’s cultural and arts scene. From comedy to circus they bring it all to Brisbane, and they remind us better than anyone the beauty of human expression.” TONI KASCH BRISBANE AIRPORT CORPORATION

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FUNCTIONS

FUNCTIONS Make your next event one to remember. Impress your guests and inspire your staff with a function at Brisbane Powerhouse. We’ve got multi-million dollar views, a rich history, and a variety of spaces to help you create that special celebration, inspirational conference or exciting launch. For details on how we can help with your next event, email us at functions@brisbanepowerhouse.org

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BOOKINGS

BOOKINGS Online

brisbanepowerhouse.org

Please note upper gallery seats and selected shows cannot be booked online.

Phone

61 7 3358 8600

Concessions Brisbane Powerhouse may offer concessions to full-time students, pensioners, seniors and health care card holders. Concession cards and ID must be shown when collecting tickets or the full price may be charged.

In Person

Gift Vouchers

Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

Gift vouchers are available to purchase over the phone or online. Please phone or visit the box office to redeem.

Box Office Opening Hours Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

Sat, 12–4pm

Outside of standard hours, the box office will open 90 mins prior to the performance start time and will remain open for 30 minutes after the performace commences.

Refund and Exchange Policy Purchased tickets may only be exchanged, refunded or returned in accordance with the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. This document is available from liveperformance.com.au.

Special Needs Wheelchair and special needs seating is available. Please notify the box office of any requirements when booking.

Season Packages Take advantage of our May-Aug season packages. 2 for $85 Wrecking Ball and Vinyl Viagra on the same night

CABARET PACKAGE

SHORT + SWEET

Weekend Double Bill $38(f), $31.50(c) Mainstage show plus cabaret on any Fri or Sat night Cabaret Table $120 6 reserved seats at a table with a bottle of wine Students $14 half-price tickets (Wed-Thu only, limited availability) +$6 transaction fee for all packages HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL

Festival Pass $33 Attend every screening during the festival. +$3 transaction fee for film package

INFORMATION Building Opening Hours Mon 9am–5pm Tue–Sun 9am–9pm Brisbane Powerhouse Pty Ltd 119 Lamington Street, New Farm 4005 PO Box 364, New Farm 4005

61 7 3358 8622 61 7 3358 8611 BOX OFFICE 61 7 3358 8600 TEL

FAX

info@brisbanepowerhouse.org

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CATEGORY FIND US

LOCATION

Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to New Farm Park on the Brisbane River. Street access is via the end of Lamington Street (continuation of James Street). CITYCAT The New Farm Park CityCat jetty is a short 300m walk from Brisbane Powerhouse.

BICYCLES Secure bicycle racks are available outside of the Stores and main Brisbane Powerhouse buildings.

BUS The 195 and 196 bus services stop at the end of Brunswick Street at Oxlade Drive, on the East side of New Farm Park. The 199 bus stops at Merthyr Road and Hawthorne Street. Both stops are a short walk away from Brisbane Powerhouse.

TAXI The taxi collection and drop off area is in the car park beside the Stores Building. Free taxi phones are located in the foyer opposite the box office.

CAR There is limited free-of-charge on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via Brisbane Powerhouse car park, Brunswick Street and Oxlade Drive.

WHEELCHAIR Wheelchair parking is available on site via Lamington Street with lift access from the car park level beside the Stores Building. Please notify the box office of any special needs when booking.

For more information on public transport schedules and stop locations visit translink.com.au For information on Brisbane head to visitbrisbane.com.au

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CATEGORY FIND US

MAP

Merthyr Rd

199

Sydney St

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FO RT

Brun

swic

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Lamington St

195 196 197

New Farm Park

Stores Building

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE New Farm River Walk < UP RIVER

DOWN RIVER >

BRISBANE RIVER

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SHOW CATEGORY SCHEDULE

MAY 2014 29 Apr-25 May

FOTOVISURA: SPOTLIGHT

Visual

p.08

30 Apr-11 May

BEYOND BY CIRCA

Circus

p.06-07

1 May

GRIFFITH REVIEW: CULTURE WARS OR CULTURAL SOLUTIONS?

Ideas

p.09

8-10 May

ARIA MODERNA

Theatre

p.10

14-17 May

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW

Comedy

p.11

16-18 May

SHARE HOUSE

Music

p.12

20 May

BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE WITH LAWRENCE HILL

Ideas

p.13

25 May

SUITCASE RUMMAGE

Markets

p.60

29 May-8 June

JIMEOIN: YES, YES, WHATEVER?!

Comedy

p.14

28-31 May

VINYL VIAGRA

Cabaret

p.15

28-31 May

WRECKING BALL

Cabaret

p.16

WORLD PRESS PHOTO

Visual

p.17

3-5 June

HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR

Film

p.18

6-21 June

QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

Cabaret

p.19-37

19-29 June

THE NAKED MAGICIANS

Comedy

p.38

25 June

PECHA KUCHA

Ideas

p.39

28 June

FRENTE: MARVIN THE ALBUM 21ST ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Music

p.40

29 June

SUITCASE RUMMAGE

Markets

p.60

29 June

NIGHT SONGS: A LATE NIGHT INTERLUDE

Music

p.41

31 May-22 June

JUNE 2014

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SHOW CATEGORY SCHEDULE

JULY 2014 1-6 July

POWERKIDS

Kids/Festival

p.43

1-4 July

YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!

Kids/Theatre

p.44

9 July

GIVE US THIS DAY: 5 SONIC ADVENTURES

Music

p.42

10 July

LLOYD COLE STANDARDS: AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Music

p.46

10-12 July

IT TAKES TWO, BABY!

Music

p.47

13 July

THE TOPP TWINS

Comedy

p.48

15 July-10 Aug

ARCHITECTURE: MADE BY WOMEN

Visual

p.49

15-27 July

THE UMBILICAL BROTHERS: KIDSHOW (NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN)

Comedy

p.50

16-26 July

SEX WITH STRANGERS

Theatre

p.56

27 July

SUITCASE RUMMAGE

Markets

p.60

29 July

MEET POE BALLANTINE – LOVE & TERROR ON THE HOWLING PLAINS OF NOWHERE

Ideas

p.58

31 July-02 Aug

CHUNKY MOVE’S KEEP EVERYTHING

Dance

p.52

6-9 Aug

INTRODUCING JOSH EARL

Comedy

p.51

12 Aug

TIMBER

Music

p.42

12-16 Aug

THE REMOVALISTS

Theatre

p.54

20-30 Aug

SHORT+SWEET FESTIVAL

Theatre

p.55

31 Aug

SUITCASE RUMMAGE

Markets

p.60

Every Fri

KNOCKOFF: FREE FRIDAY COMEDY

Comedy

p.60

Every 2nd+4th Sat

JAN POWER'S FARMERS MARKETS

Markets

p.60

Every Sun

LIVE SPARK

Music

p.60

Every Sun

WAXING LYRICAL

Music

p.60

AUGUST 2014

ALL YEAR

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MAY TO AUGUST 2014

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