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  • Happily Ever After

    Joel Devereux, styling by Penny Challen

  • Happily Ever After

    Joel Devereux, styling by Penny Challen

Cabaret

Happily Ever After

Presented by Little Match Productions in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Having performed to rapturous applause at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the endearingly talented and twisted divas of Babushka, weave a fresh hot spell with their brand new show, Babushka in Happily Ever After.

Following hit tours of Doll and I Can Keep A Secret, these three unlikely princesses open the genie bottle with this darkly seductive and wickedly funny cabaret that will turn your favourite bedtime stories inside out. Babushka gives Rapunzel a sharp new haircut, puts Goldilocks in charge of the three bears and gives a whole new meaning to Puss in Boots!

Combining off-the-wall banter, stunning voices and blind-siding arrangements, prepare to be tickled and prickled as you’re led down the proverbial forest path into a witch’s pot of surprising melodies from The Turtles, Beyonce, Rihanna and Lorde, to Kurt Weill, Kate Bush, Metallica and Sam The Sham.

Part of Wonderland Festival 2018. 

Reviews

…all the ingredients of good cabaret: laughs, gasps and a show of genuine talent.

Blue Curtains

...lambasted the audience with raunchy wit, sly humour, sexy asides, and fabulous vocals…

Absolute Theatre

Babushka don't do things by halves, these girls go ga-ga for femme.

Scenetr

More Info

Little Match Productions is an independent Brisbane-based company that creates contemporary musical performance works that traverse comedy-cabaret, opera, classical music and children’s theatre. The company is passionate about exploring our collective humanity via its most primal and intrinsically expressive media - the voice. Over the past six years, Artistic Director Alicia Cush, Creative Producer Bethan Ellsmore & Designer Penny Challen have developed a reputation for their unique ability to present classical vocal techniques in innovative contemporary contexts.

Creating works for the cabaret group Babushka, operatic ensemble Belladiva, and cabaret artist Bethan Ellsmore, Little Match Productions has a focus on creating roles, collaborations and opportunities for female artists and arts professionals. Their works fuse opera, classical, cabaret and pop in theatrical musical experiences that combine arresting and original musical arrangements, vocal acrobatics and compelling storytelling.

Over the past four years, the collective has produced work for Queensland Cabaret Festival, Wonderland Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival and Brisbane Fringe Festival and presented at Brisbane Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Noosa Long Weekend.

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