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    Image by Jonathan Wherrett

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Music

The Juliet Letters performed by Dean Stevenson

Presented by Dean Stevenson in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

The Juliet Letters is a song cycle written in the 1990s by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet. See Dean Stevenson perform this timeless album. 

Dean Stevenson is an outstanding new voice, with his rich music standing with the greatest talent of this generation. At Brisbane Powerhouse this October, accompanied by string quartet, the Arco Set, he will perform Elvis Costello’s timeless work, The Juliet Letters. Taking nods from the original, and effortlessly weaving a newness into it, this work remains powerful modern, and romantic, and not without with a bee sting from a bee the size of a horse. It’s the kind of music that remains in your muscles for years and is not to be missed.

Costello and the Brodsky Quartet were inspired to pen The Juliet Letters, after discovering a professor in Verona was responding to letters written to Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet. The original songs tell stories of love, joy, betrayal and death, written by both old and young, female and male characters in the form of letters; love letters, suicide notes, junk mail and more, to Shakespeare’s tragic heroine.

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A voice that is made to be heard

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A great talent

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The Juliet Letters performed by Dean Stevenson and the Arco Set

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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.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane