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The Death of Kings

Presented by Queensland World AIDS Day Alliance

Due to low ticket sales, the Queensland World AIDS Day Alliance (QWADA) has regrettably had to cancel the upcoming production of The Death of Kings.

While QWADA is obviously disappointed at this outcome, we would like to sincerely thank those patrons who did purchase tickets for their support and understanding in this matter, and we apologise for any inconvenience that has been unintentionally caused by the cancellation. 

We thank you for your support and look forward to your continued involvement in other Queensland World AIDS Day activities.

To organise a refund if you have purchased tickets, please contact Brisbane Powerhouse’s Box Office on 07 3358 8600.


The Death of Kings is a cabaret style performance of a new verbatim theatre work that celebrates and remembers Sydney in the early 80s during the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Drawing on both laughter and tears the show focuses on the experiences of gay men and the response to the epidemic by the gay community, the toll of being surrounded by constant death and the nobility of the individuals facing the devastation of their community.

Produced by
Adam Deusien
Known for
Performances at Melbourne Theatre Company on World AIDS Day 2013 / Performances during Sydney Mardi Gras Festival and the International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, 2014.


A show like this doesn’t happen often and The Death of Kings is one that needs to be watched by all people: gay, straight, man or woman.

Myron My Theatre Press

These are our own uniquely Australian stories, of a worldwide epidemic.

Matt Akersten samesame.com.au

Captivating and inspirational.

Stephen Russell thelowdownunder.com

More Info

Writer Colette F Keen
Director Adam Deusien
Dramaturgy by Fiona Green
Technical Creative  Becky Russell
Performers Mark Dessaix. Greg Iverson, Sebastian Robinson, Joseph Simons, Tyson Wakely


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Proud Mary. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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