Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo
Created and performed by Erth-Visual & Physical Inc.
It’s a petting zoo but not as you know it. Meet Erth’s awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants. Impressive life-like dinosaurs are alive and mostly friendly (!) in this fun, educational and unique performance event that will delight children of all ages.
Get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras. Meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that once roamed free around the southern hemisphere. You can pet, feed and interact with these prehistoric marvels that inhabited the landscape millions of years ago in a once in a lifetime imaginative experience.
by Empire Theatres Pty Ltd
In April 2009, two weeks short of his nineteenth birthday Toowoomba teenager Kristjan Terauds died due to complications from illicit drug use.
Inspired by ‘April’s Fool’, an account of his son’s death by Kristjan’s father, the Empire Theatre commissioned award-winning playwright, David Burton to bring this story to the stage.
Using the words of Kristjan’s friends and family interviewed over many months the result is a powerful mix of sadness, loss, and ultimately love, laced with humour.
April’s Fool promises to be a thought-provoking and ultimately optimistic reflection on how we all live our lives.
Young people, parents, teachers, youth workers and theatre critics universally praised April’s Fool for its ability to engage them in this story, gently sharing with its audience and at no time to seeking to lecture or preach.
The result is a theatre experience that reflects Kristjan himself – loving, warm, generous, open, honourable, gentle, complex and provocative.
Chasing the Lollyman
by debase productions
Chasing the Lollyman is a one man show devised and performed by one of Queensland’s most dynamic and funny Indigenous performers, Mark Sheppard. It is a joyous sharing of stories, a celebration of urban Indigenous identity and takes a satirical look at the media and popular culture. Playing a variety of characters, weaving stand up with storytelling and clown, Mark pokes fun at everything from Neighbours (what would it be like if a Murri family moved into Ramsey Street) to politics.
Queensland Ballet’s Cloudland
Choreographed by François Klaus
An iconic Brisbane building for decades, the Cloudland ballroom was the focus of the city’s social life. Countless romances blossomed under its spinning mirror balls. Romantic, nostalgic, and humorous, Queensland Ballet’s
Cloudland is based on real-life stories of romance, friendship and war-time relationships. With music performed live on stage by Sean O’Boyle and his fabulous band, Blackwood, the production gives an energetic and dynamic portrayal of life, love and dance in Brisbane from the 1940s to the 1980s.
Choreographed by François Klaus, this wonderfully entertaining ballet has been a sell-out hit in Brisbane, and has charmed audiences on a critically acclaimed tour to six cities across Germany and Switzerland.
Let the spirited dancers of Queensland Ballet whisk you back in time to Cloudland!
by Queensland Theatre Company
Join twelve year old Jim Hawkins on his hunt for buried treasure. But watch out . . . . there are double-crossing pirates all around, led by the notorious Long John Silver. Will Jim make it from his home in a small seaside village to the mysterious Treasure Island?
Queensland Theatre Company and Matrix Theatre bring you this classic children’s story, in a new adaptation with sixteen characters and two actors.
A magical 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.
A magical theatrical experience for the whole family.
Piece of Cake
by The Kransky Sisters
Having won awards in Edinburgh and Australia… Mourne, Eve and Dawn Kransky, three endearing spinsters from Esk in Queensland, are packing up their old Morris to hit the road again with a brand new show.
Venturing out from the intensely private world of their family home, the Sisters will bring stories and homespun renditions of the popular songs they’ve heard on their wireless.
With tuba, musical-saw, guitar, keyboard, saucepan and toilet brush… don’t miss this multi-award winning trio as they bring you their oddball and darkly funny brand of tune, from Cherand Abba to AC/DC.