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‘Tis the season to get weird and wonderful at Wonderland Festival

As the end of the year rolls around, Brisbane Powerhouse gets rowdy for its annual summer party of art, music and debauchery, Wonderland Festival. Showcasing more than 25 irreverent events over 11 days, the festival invites you to let loose as performers throw caution to the wind.

“Summer in Brisbane is unlike anywhere else in the world,” says Brisbane Powerhouse’s Artistic Director Kris Stewart on the city’s current mood. “Evenings linger long and there’s a real sense of informality and revelry in the air.”

“Wonderland Festival bottles that spirit and pops the cork night after night with a world-class program of unashamedly balls-out entertainment.”

From the raucous to interactive adventures and comedic theatre, the program is a delightfully fun way to start the most wonderful time of the year. To help you decide what to see, we asked Stewart to share his top picks of the program.

For a laugh with friends …

“Catch one of Australia’s best up-and-comers Nath Valvo tackling love, scary sex, bored parents, Beyoncé and FitBits in his brand new show Not In This House.”

30 November to 3 December

For date night …

“Check out Gatsby Gamble. Brought to life by Directors of the Extraordinary (of Containment acclaim), Gatsby Gamble invites you to gamble and glitz your way to glory in a whirlwind night of mystery, bribery and hidden puzzles.”

24–25 November

For theatre lovers …

“You can’t miss the world premiere of Elizabeth I by Monsters Appear, starring the incomparable Emily Burton in an original one-woman comedy of histrionic proportions.”

1–3 December

For something completely different …

“Check out Kaitlyn Rogers’ thigh-slapping comedy extravaganza Can I Get an Amen?!, lovingly inspired by the memoirs of Whoopi Goldberg with lashings of Shannon Noll.”

30 November to 3 December

For music revelry …

“Look no further than Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum. One’s good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth… Don’t miss this indescribable, undefinable musical mash-up by music’s newest odd couple.”

30 November

KEY DETAILS

23 November to 3 December
Brisbane Powerhouse
View Program

 


 

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