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Comedy

Larry’s Odyssey

Presented by DTC Management in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Immerse yourself in a hilarious experience normally reserved for budding actors with vocal coach to the stars, Larry Olive (Vashti Hughes).

In this strangely life-affirming communal physical experience, the audience helps shape Larry’s journey, ensuring no two shows are ever the same.

A modern take on Homer’s Odyssey as the audience become the chorus and characters in the epic journey to the mythical Casting Agent, where Larry must face the ultimate challenge. But is he ready?

Expert tips are divulged: come and discover the secret of the “Pspot”.

In the era of #MeToo, Larry is a hairy, scary and funny embodiment of every narcissistic mentor, lecturer or boss you ever had.

In an interactive and side-splittingly funny “Hour of Power”, Larry leads traditional vocal exercises and directs the class to create scenarios in his own personal story.

What audiences say:
“Highly recommended. Absolutely brilliant – brilliantly written and engaging”
“I was terrified and laughed through my terror – a lot!”
“Larry is amazing”
“It made me laugh so much I fell on the ground”

Part of Wonderland Festival 2018. 

Reviews

Vashti Hughes uses her skills as a physical performer as well as her vocal prowess to embody the dictatorial male tutor, Larry, as he drags us, his unwitting chorus, along on his delusional odyssey. The audience become so invested in Larry’s heroic journey that they look past his comically-portrayed powers of manipulation to see the frail failed actor underneath. The story is both moving and uncomfortably hilarious, a blackly-comic paean to every actor’s journey.

Benito di Fonzo

In the era of #metoo, Larry is a hairy, scary and incredibly funny embodiment of every narcissistic mentor, lecturer or boss you ever had. And it seems Larry’s time is up. As audience members, we become a chorus in the physicalisation of Larry’s journey towards self-realisation. A hilarious and strangely life-affirming communal physical experience, especially for those who survived drama school, the audience helps shape Larry’s journey ensuring no two shows will ever be the same

Melita Rowston

More Info

Written and Performed by Vashti Hughes
Performer: Matt King
Directed by James Winter

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.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane