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Presented by Force of Circumstance and Nest Ensemble in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane’s own doyen of theatre, Margi Brown Ash, crawls beneath the skin of Australia’s Virginia Woolf: the enigmatic Eve Langley.

Eve is the fictional story of a writer caught somewhere between the domestic and the artistic; a story of a reluctant mother and passionate artist; a story for anyone who’s ever felt as if they never belonged.

Inspired by Australian writer Eve Langley, Eve is  part memoir, part fiction, part homage to the sacrifice of the artist. Eve is revealed as a woman at odds with her prescribed position as wife and mother to three children, and longs to be left alone to interpret the world through her viciously beautiful prose.

In a Brisbane first, Margi Brown Ash will perform two of her shows back to back in a rare Double Bill performance, exclusively for Brisbane audiences – her award-winning Eve and the acclaimed He Dreamed a Train. Be sure to check out Double Bill options under “Packages.”

Both Eve and He Dreamed a Train explore the difficulty of belonging when faced with the ruptures of illness and death.

Eve has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

Supported by The Blue Room Theatre, Metro Arts, Playlab and Curtin University.


Eve is a deeply considered, richly constructed celebration of a determinedly extravagant life, and questions our perceptions of degrees of madness, eccentricity, and the creative spirit.


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Writer & Co-Deviser Margi Brown Ash
Director & Co-Deviser Leah Mercer
Co-Deviser Daniel Evans
Performers Margi Brown Ash and Travis Ash
Design Aaron Barton
Costume Designer Bev Jensen
Sound Designer Travis Ash
Producer Verity Woodford
Marketing Yvonne Henry
Publicist Tania Stibbe
Lighting Designer Geoff Squires

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. 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 The Fantauzzo.