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Beer Drinking Woman

Presented by DTC Management in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

In Beer Drinking Woman, Vaudeville Vamp Christa Hughes (Machine Gun Fellatio, Circus Oz, Club Swizzle) has devised a mixture just like her drinks: straight up, intoxicating and eclectic.

A cocktail of 1920s bravado and the voice of a mermaid wooing sailors’ ships onto the rocks, Christa embraces her subject with wit, verve and charm. Join her on the journey from the elegant first sip of the Speakeasy Siren to the despair and pain of the Dive Bar Diva with hair-of-the-dog blues. Christa’s take on the night of a booze-soaked lush is hilarious.

Accompanied by the talented jazz pianist Leonie Cohen, Christa performs her own compositions amongst a selection from Tom Waits, Memphis Slim, Cold Chisel, Frank Sinatra, The Tiger Lillies and a few surprises.

“She is exuberant, exciting, inventive and above all, she kind of gives vulgarity a good name” – Barry Humphries


Part of Wonderland Festival 2018. 


Is there anything that Christa Hughes has put her hand to and not succeeded brilliantly at?

Australian Stage

Beyond the boundless bravura, Christa sings intoxicatingly well.

Sydney Morning Herald

With that powerhouse voice the show was exactly what you want in a cabaret - bawdy, hilarious and masterful entertainment.

RAW Adelaide

With Hughes' dynamic stage presence and that gutsy voice, this was bloody good cabaret.

Drum Media

More Info

Christa Hughes – Vocals
Leonie Cohen – Piano
Deborah Tobias – Producer


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.