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What’s on in July – BRISBANE

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July is a pretty busy month for Brisbanites with a host of treats to choose from our major professional companies and venues. A quick run-down is as follows:

QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY

Head Full of Love

Headfull Of Love - QTC

Head Full Of Love – QTC

This intricate, warm and wisely told tale by Australian playwright Alana Valentine and is directed by QTC’s Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch. It tells the story of two women of different backgrounds, surroundings and upbringings, meeting by chance over a bundle of yarn, who discover that they are not so different after all.

Dates: 7 July – 11 August
Venue: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
More Info: queenslandtheatre.com.au

Treasure Island

Treasure Island - QTC

Treasure Island – QTC

The GreenHouse @ Queensland Theatre Company and Matrix Theatre brings you the classic children’s story Treasure Island, in a new adaptation with sixteen characters and two actors. A coming of age story, and the original classic pirate tale, Treasure Island explores themes of adventure and escapism, coming of age, role models and overcoming fears.

Dates: 3 – 5 July
Venue: QTC Billie Brown Studio
More Info: queenslandtheatre.com.au

Witness Relocation

Witness Relocation - QTC

Witness Relocation – QTC

Queensland Theatre Company and Tashmadada present a Workshop with New York’s Witness Relocation. The dance-theatre presentation is the culmination of  a two-workshop with local artists with the Artistic Director and Video Designer from Witness Relocation.

Techniques will be used that focus on what is happening in the room, build material from what is on hand and spiral out to claim surprising and endlessly inventive territory.

Dates: 20 July
Venue: QTC Billie Brown Studio
More Info: queenslandtheatre.com.au

LA BOITE THEATRE

A Dinner With gravity

A Dinner With Gravity - La Boite Indie

A Dinner With Gravity – La Boite Indie

Guests arrive at a magical dinner party, where the food and drink dance across the table, winding between the stories shared and the wine poured. Inspired by a dream, this work is made to reawaken that sense of wonder in the world, and make you appreciate the audience member sat right beside you.

Dates: 27 June – 7 July
Venue: La Boite Roundhouse Theatre
More Info: laboite.com.au
Note: SEASON SOLD OUT

La Voix Humaine

La Voix Humaine - La Boite Indie

La Voix Humaine – La Boite Indie

In a sparse room, a woman sits waiting for the phone to ring. The audience is positioned as a voyeur in the ensuing conversation between the woman and her ex-partner as they converse one last time on the day before he is to marry another woman. Wires are crossed, truths are twisted and words misinterpreted in a desperate effort to connect.

Dates:  27 June – 14 July
Venue: La Boite Roundhouse Theatre
More Info: laboite.com.au

Home

HOME - La Boite Indie

HOME – La Boite Indie

Embracing fragmented myth and storytelling, Margi Brown Ash re-imagines life as actor, therapist, wife and mother, uncovering the extraordinariness of an ordinary life.

Dates: 18 – 28 July
Venue: La Boite Roundhouse Theatre
More Info: laboite.com.au

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Dangling Tootsies

Dangling My Tootsies - Brisbane Powerhouse

Dangling My Tootsies – Brisbane Powerhouse

Featuring the songs and stories of cabaret legend Agnes Bernelle who was the embodiment of the subversive side of German Cabaret.
Her inimitable songs and stories, using the notoriously wry lyrics of 1930s poet Joachim Ringelnatz (as well as those of Marc Almond and Tom Waits) are brought to life in this unique cabaret performance by the acclaimed Annie Lee. 

Dates:  11 – 14 July
Venue: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
More Info: brisbanepowerhouse.org

Thrashing Without Looking

Thrashing Without Looking - Brisbane Powerhouse

Thrashing Without Looking – Brisbane Powerhouse

is an experiential work that combines performance and live cinema. Created by the audience, for the audience, it involves video goggles, champagne and a lot of loud music.

Presented by: Brisbane Powerhouse, Mobile States in association with Aphids
Dates:  25 – 28 July
Venue: Turbine Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse
More Info:  brisbanepowerhouse.org

RRAMP: The Collector, The Archmist and the Electrocrat

RRAMP - Brisbane Powerhouse

RRAMP – Brisbane Powerhouse

RRAMP is an eclectic mix of original music, dance, story, humour and animation. A tall, lonesome lady-of-the-house lives with the collections and memories that she stores in jars in the rooms of her big house.

Presented by: Brisbane Powerhouse, Mobile States
Dates:  25 – 28 July
Venue: Powerhouse Theatre
More Info: brisbanepowerhouse.org

JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

The Disappearances Project

The Disappearances Project - version 1.0

The Disappearances Project – version 1.0

Exploring the effects of long-term missing persons cases on family members and communities drawn from years of police investigations and research, The Disappearances Project looks at what happens to the ‘left-behind.’

Dates: 3 – 6 July
Venue: JQCOCA
More Info: judithwrightcentre.com

METRO ARTS

He’s Seeing Other People Now

He's Seeing Other People - Metro Arts

He’s Seeing Other People – Metro Arts

In a place you know. In a time not far away. You are being watched. They are listening in. And the citizens are rioting. The government has imposed a curfew to be set in place tonight. Follow Archie and Fay, an older man and a younger woman, as they attempt to form a connection in a world that is fast-falling apart around them.

Co-presented with: Anna McGahan and Melanie Wild
Dates: 5 – 21 July
Venue: Metro Arts Theatre
More Info: metroarts.com.au

QPAC

Jersey Boys - QPAC

Jersey Boys – QPAC

JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.

Dates: From 13 Jul 2012
Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane
More Info: qpac.com.au

Yes, Prime Minister

Yes Prime Minister - QPAC

Yes Prime Minister – QPAC

The hit BBC TV series is now a hilarious new stage play and has become London’s biggest comedy sensation in decades.

Dates: 4 to 22 Jul 2012
Venue:  Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane
More Info:qpac.com.au

 

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  • Jack

    Seems you forgot Avenue Q.