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Bite Me But Smile

Presented by Miss Zella Shear in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

*UPDATE* Ticket sales for Thursday 21 November Bite Me But Smile will be donated to Koala Hospitals Bushfire appeal. 🐨

What’s a girl got to do to get a ‘Like’ around here? #Confused

The loveable narcissist Miss Zella Shear is ready with occa opera, revamped jazz, bastardised burlesque, seductive songs and cheeky bants! Raw and silly cabaret with an opinionated kebab… what could possibly go wrong?

Bite Me But Smile is the brainchild of Australian trained opera singer Elizabeth Shearer. After performing at UK Fringe festivals, she returned to Australia to unleash her alter ego Miss Zella Shear (whether they are ready for her or not).

It’s cabaret chaos, things are not going to go to plan and no genre of music is safe. Don’t forget to bring your sparkly pants, selfie sticks and push-up bras.



Siren sizzling acts

Chuck Moore Reviews

Her own brand of Opera, Jazz & Burlesque

The Daily‘s Sam Baran 2ser

You are hard pressed not to have a swooning Gomez Addams moment... Filled with energy, humour and a good dose of physical comedy... A wonderfully curated musical story arc.

Absinthe Reviews

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.