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    Image by Raw Bones



Terror Australis

by Leah Shelton

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Leah Shelton

… a grindhouse cabaret that hacks Australia to pieces.

Brisbane’s own psycho-siren Leah Shelton returns with her award-winning show, Terror Australis.

This f**ked-up outback contiki tour is a frothing hot mess of black comedy, anti-burlesque and hills-hoist pole dance. Trapped inside a sweltering pulp film mash-up, Shelton trawls through the roadkill of the Australian national identity to reveal a litany of brutality and paranoia, drenched in sweat and beer.

Welcome to a sunburnt country where cars rule, hitchhiking kills and dingoes eat babies.

WINNER, John Chataway Innovation Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016

NOMINEE, Performance Award, Melbourne Fringe 2016.



Shelton's comedic timing is just impeccable.

Theatre Press, Melbourne

...reveals the blood in the dirt of the Australian outback ... energetic, exciting, gruesome, beautiful. 4.5 stars

Rip It Up

This show doesn’t just push boundaries, it annihilates them

The Creative Issue

More Info

Creator / Performer / Design: Leah Shelton
Conceptual Collaborator: Daniel Evans
Sound Design: Kenneth Lyons
Video Design: optikal bloc
Original Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright
Production Manager & Lighting Realisation: Justin Marshman
Voiceovers: Margi Brown Ash, Leon Cain, Caroline Dunphy
Images Raw Bones (hero image) & Morgan Roberts Photography


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 every day.

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 Watt Restaurant + Bar. 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.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane