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The Illusionists, Brisbane
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Step into a world of modern magic with The Illusionists

The allure of a good magic trick is sometimes too hard to refuse, no matter your age group. Society has long been drawn to the magic trick, long before Harry Houdini first shocked audiences by draping himself in chains. With buskers on most street corners and magic kits continuing to sell like hotcakes for the young (and young at heart), there seems no end to the power magic wields and the curiosity it stirs amongst men. more

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After Boom Boom, Bird Gallery and Studio
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Enjoy the pop-up production of After Boom Boom

While pop-ups typically refer to clothing sales, in the instance of After Boom Boom it refers to the realm of theatre. The play is the first production from Queensland-based theatre company AniLuca and will run for the unusual span of just three nights. From December 9, the short-but-sweet performance run will be hosted at Bird Gallery and Studio in Brisbane City. Created by Johanna Fluhrer, After Boom Boom uses grotesque and embellished carnivale-style masks to explore universal experiences. Guests wil see stories of childhood, routine madness, lovers, death and delight intermingle via quirky characters. @ Bird Gallery and Studio, December 9–11 more

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Unleash your theatrical ability with NIDA in Brisbane
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Unleash your theatrical ability with NIDA in Brisbane

Long before Cate Blanchett and Mel Gibson were gracing the world’s stage with a crop of blockbusters and the covers of many a magazine, they were pacing the halls of the National Institute of Dramatic Art. NIDA, as it’s more commonly known, shapes a nest of talent from Australian shores and will soon be launching a Brisbane studio for local talent. more

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See women and wheels collide at Roller Derby Xtreme
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See women and wheels collide at Roller Derby Xtreme

Roller derby emerged for many in Drew Barrymore’s punchy directorial debut, Whip It, but it has been popular for decades. The contact sport first emerged in the 1930s in the United States, where it today remains its most competitive. The rules of the game are simple – two teams of five rollerskate in the same direction around the track, where you try to lap your opponents by any means necessary. With players renowned for their ferocity, this is a sport with plenty of tumbling, bruising and flaring tempers. more


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Football meets feather boa in Managing Carmen
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Football meets feather boa in Managing Carmen

It’s not often that the story of a young professional footy player encounters a world of sequins, feathers and drag, but that’s exactly what occurs in Managing Carmen. Queensland Theatre Company’s latest production, the show explores the world of hot-shot young player Brent Lyall. He seems to have it all – as a professional AFL player he has achieved two Brownlow medals, as well as being perfectly settled with a bombshell girlfriend. What Brent hides however is a fetish for dressing up in women’s clothes. It’s this sensational plotline that takes this dark comedy far beyond the typical sports story. @ QPAC, October 13 to November 4 more

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DeepBlue at Brisbane Powerhouse
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DeepBlue brings string rock to Brisbane Powerhouse

Any preconceptions you have of a string orchestra will be shattered from the moment you take a seat at DeepBlue’s latest show Who Are You. Void of stiff seating arrangements and sheet music, a DeepBlue show instead fuses circus antics like stilt walking and rope jumping with intricate, fast-paced melodies. more

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SOAP The Show
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Discover the water-soaked wonder of SOAP

A fusion of modern circus, comedy, cabaret and bathtubs, it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen a show like SOAP before. Just another addition to this year’s impressive Brisbane Festival program, SOAP transforms a typical stage into a bathroom, providing its eight acrobats with a floor of tubs to use as props throughout the performance. The steamy production will also include some opera and a little romance, with a love story woven into the plot. Directed by Markus Pabst and Maximilian Rambaek, this will be the first time the German show will have been performed in Queensland. @ QPAC, September 18–22 more

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1984 at QPAC
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Step inside Orwell’s 1984 at QPAC

"Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious." And so states George Orwell in his literary classic Nineteen Eighty-Four, the famous novel of dystopian society. more

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The Harbinger at La Boite
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There’s strings attached at The Harbinger at La Boite

Contrary to what some may believe, puppetry was not born in the district of Sesame Street, nor the land of The Muppets, rather it's been a form of performance art since 3000 BC. Since then, puppets have transformed into a slew of different shapes and sizes, from the intricate shadow creations of the Balinese, to the comically colourful hand puppets of Punch and Judy from the UK. more

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cirque du soleil ovo
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Cirque du Soleil returns with OVO

Evoking images of a swarm of honey bees, a butterfly fluttering around a delicate flower and a scuttling army of foraging ants, Cirque du Soleil's OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life. more

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jersey boys at qpac
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Rock and roll reminiscence with Jersey Boys, QPAC

Coming to Brisbane this weekend is the worldwide success that is the musical story of pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The Italian-American foursome rose from an otherwise average life toiling away in New Jersey to dizzying international success, leaving countless hit songs in their wake. more

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Storytime turns sour with Twisted Tales
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Storytime turns sour with Twisted Tales

The thought of a fairytale might conjure up images of sweetness and light, but if you take a peek into the pages of a Brothers Grimm or stick to the original Hans Christian Andersen, you’ll find that fairy tales were originally a combination of wickedness, magic and intrigue. more