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Music Theatre

The Sound of a Finished Kiss

by Kate Wild, featuring the songs of The Go-Betweens

Presented by Now Look Here and Electric Moon in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

The story of a generation and the city that shaped it – told through the songs of The Go-Betweens.

When an old mixed tape is unearthed, four friends rewind to Brisbane in the 1990s. Through a series of monologues interwoven with the songs they loved, they relive the events which shattered friendships and scattered friends to the four corners of the world.

The Sound of a Finished Kiss is a new Australian musical celebrating the internationally-renowned song-writing talents of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan along with their evocation of Brisbane’s unique subculture in the final decades of the twentieth century.

An exciting collaboration between acclaimed Brisbane companies Now Look Here (Splendour, The Seagull) and Electric Moon (Ziggy Stardust, In The Warm Room), The Sound of a Finished Kiss features Sandro Colarelli (Twelfth Night, Lady of the House of Love, Ziggy), Kat Henry (Deliverance, Woyzeck), Lucinda Shaw (Transformer, Silver Sircus) and Lucas Stibbard (Constellations, Boy Girl Wall).

The Sound of a Finished Kiss is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and also by the Creative Sparks Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.

Auslan supported performance on Thu 14 June.

More Info

Writer/Director Kate Wild
Musical Director James Lees
Dramaturg Kathryn Kelly
Producer Pip Boyce
Designer Sarah Winter
Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham
Choreographer Neridah Waters 
Stage Manager Ella Gordon
Cast Sandro Colarelli, Kat Henry, Lucinda Shaw, Lucas Stibbard
Musicians Ruth Gardner, Richard Grantham, Brett Harris, James Lees, Karl O’Shea

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.