Kylie Jenner and ’90s nostalgia – La Boite Theatre lifts the curtain on its explosive 2022 season
We’re close to running out of pages on our 2021 calendar and this means one thing – the new year looms and with it comes a collection of exciting events set to hit our city. Kelvin Grove entertainment destination La Boite Theatre will inject a bounty of thrilling theatre experiences into 2022 including killer comedies, heart-tugging musicals, reimaginings of Oscar Wilde favourites and rip-roaring page-to-stage adaptations. Here’s a taste of what you can expect to hit the mainstage soon …
La Boite’s 2022 season is coming in hot with a curated selection of cutting-edge theatre from passionate local artists. There are four mainstage productions that have been announced for the new year – the hilarious seven methods of killing kylie jenner, heart-breaking musical The Last Five Years, a contemporary reimagining of An Ideal Husband and brand-new work Tiddas. The filtered world of the Kardashians and the murky waters of colourism are tackled in seven methods of killing kylie jenner (February 24 to March 12), a powerful and politically driven two-woman play written by Jasmine Lee-Jones and co-directed by Zindzi Okenyo and Shari Sebbens. Next up is The Last Five Years (May 30 to June 18), an intimate musical about a couple in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of half a decade. In this fresh take on the “he said/she said” structure, husband Jamie tells his story in chronological order while wife Cathy shares hers in reverse. We suggest bringing your tissues for this one – it’s said to pack an emotional punch.
Oscar Wilde’s unmistakable style and a hefty dose of ’90s nostalgia combine for An Ideal Husband (July 18 to August 6), award-winning playwright Lewis Treston’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s society drama about political corruption. Set in Canberra in 1996, this fresh adaption of Wilde’s classic comedy is a hot take on Australian politics. La Boite’s 2022 season will finish up strong with Tiddas (September 5–24), a co-production with QPAC and Brisbane Festival. Friendship takes centre stage in this adaptation of Anita Heiss’ best-selling novel of the same name, which focuses on five mates whose monthly meetings cover books, life, love and everything messy in between. Alongside the mainstage season, La Boite will continue to work with local theatre makers through the Artist Development Program to produce even more new works. Culture seekers can expect to discover new commissions by Merlynn Tong, Ellen van Neerven, David Burton, Dead Puppet Society, Lewis Treston, and the Aha Ensemble.
To buy tickets to these gripping shows headed our way in the new year, make tracks to the La Boite website.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at La Boite Theatre.