Articles on ‘Brisbane Powerhouse’
Much of my favourite theatre over the past year or so has been independent theatre at the Powerhouse (shout-out to Blue Bones and True West). Margi Brown-Ash’s double-bill, He Dreamed a Train and Eve, is no exception. He Dreamed a Train The first show is an exploration of grief as a woman clears out her… Read more.
#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! is a highly entertaining, joyous show with lots of laughs. To set the mood, the cabaret opens with two young ladies in sparkling jewels, glitzy costumes, and makeup that was borrowed from a drag queen. These ladies are BFFs ‘Tiffaney’ and ‘Maddison’ who are exploring rich kids problems such as botox, quinoa enemas, designer… Read more.
Two Yonis, one beautiful, one bashful, fall in love in the Bollywood-style epic, The Adventures of Yoni 1 & Yoni 2. For those not in the know, yoni is the Hindi word for vagina and we quite literally watched a musical starring two muffs, not metaphorical ones but larger-than-life lady-bits with legs and arms and… Read more.
I’m hopelessly devoted to the gorgeous Le Gateau Chocolat and the super-sexy Jonny Woo and not just because they performed the most outstanding Grease revival to grace the last few decades of Danny and Sandy iconography. The entire audience sang merrily along, doing actions and all. These divine divas are the very epitome of what… Read more.
What does a beat boxer and the runner up of The Voice have in common? The late great Michael Jackson. The unlikely duo is Luke Kennedy from Team Ricky on The Voice (and The Ten Tenors) and Joel Turner (world champion beat boxer and platinum selling hip hop artist), and they’ve teamed up to… Read more.
The image of Loie Fuller’s billowing flower-like, pink-hued sleeves captured in the 1896 film La Danze Serpentine by the Lumiere brothers is infamous even a hundred years later. This hypnotic image is the starting link in a surprising chain that stretches back to a famous writer in 15th century Japan, caught between his western celebrity and… Read more.
Dim lights, classical music, a dancer, and a robot on an empty stage. The dancer approaches the robot with subtle curiosity. They meet as if for the first time, communicating through gestures alone, slowly learning about each other. Welcome to Huang Yi and Kuka, a contemporary dance theatre piece exploring the relationship between man and… Read more.
”You know when you’re half-asleep and someone proposes to you really badly?”, well Rhys Nicholson does. Fresh off a successful stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rhys is back in Australia with his new show at the Brisbane Comedy Festival. As a 25 year old, Rhys is surrounded by friends getting engaged and married –… Read more.
It’s been twenty years since Tripod first got together, appearing on Red Faces to expose, hilariously, the fact that Oasis reused the same chords in all their major songs. To celebrate, they have launched a book of sheet music for Tripod 101 Hits and kicked off an Australian tour at the Brisbane Comedy Festival. Armed with a… Read more.
Nicola Dunn’s unique voice comes through full-blast in the deeply personal Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster. It felt as if the performer was standing proudly naked before us, fully exposed: fragile and strong at the same time, telling hard truths and confronting inner dilemmas. A small incident becomes an opportunity to explore something much… Read more.