• Adulting

    Image credit: Alexis Desaulniers, Lea Photography

  • Adulting

    Image credit: Alexis Desaulniers, Lea Photography


Adulting: Tash York

Presented by Big Hair Productions in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

If you’ve ever been engaged at 19 or have parking tickets worth a house deposit, then, like Tash, you’ve probably not mastered Adulting.

It is the process of doing ‘grown-up’ things. Things like holding down a job, paying your bills on time, cooking dinner (that doesn’t involve Maccas drive-thru) and even doing your taxes.

As a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium, Tash has previously sold out her Wonderland Festival season of These Things Take Wine. She is also a guest entertainer with P&O Australia and is the MC of the critically acclaimed After Hours Cabaret Club.

Known for her ballsy voice and witty repartee, this award-winning cabaret artist Tash York will help us all understand why growing up is hard!

SOLD OUT Edinburgh Fringe 2018
Winner Best Cabaret Fringe at the Edge of the World 2019
Winner of Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2018
FRINGE WORLD Runner Up Best Cabaret 2016: These Things Take Wine

LOOKING FOR A FUN NIGHT OUT? Check out the dinner+show packaged below and select the dinner+show ticket during the booking process:

7.30pm reservation at Mary Mae’s (Brisbane Powerhouse will confirm your booking after you have purchased your ticket).

Choice of main from:

Prawns salad with grapefruit wedges, shaved fennel, rocket, spiced crumb, citrus vinaigrette
Confit chicken with summer salad (charcoal cos lettuce, roast beetroot, shaved fennel, pumpkin seeds, raw spinach, orange segments)
Asparagus and peas risotto with lemongrass oil

Choice of dessert from:
Crime brûlée
Eton mess
9.30pm session of Adulting, Turbine Studio (duration 60 minutes) (note – the Sunday offer will be a 6.30pm dinner reservation + 8pm show).


She couldn’t be more relatable if she tried

Upside news

From the moment Tash York walked into the room, her presence was a light bulb illuminating us with her radiance.

All over Adelaide

warm, funny and personable

Voice Mag UK

More Info

Big Hair Productions is solely based around the work of Tash York and other productions that she has written. As an emerging artist Tash has always made sure that her work was easily accessible to a variety of ages and backgrounds, easily transportable and could still function with low tech or low budget. Starting her cabaret career in 2014 she performed her first work in venues that were no bigger than a lounge room with a lighting desk.

Her first solo show "These Things Take Wine" went from its beginnings at Club Voltaire a 30 seat venue in North Melbourne to eventually touring to every major fringe festival and a few cabaret festivals along the way. Big Hair Productions formally known as NY Entertainment has produced “These Things Take Wine”, “Adult Fairy Party”, “The Desperettes: A guide to being a wingman” and now “Adulting. Each of these shows have received rave reviews and sold out performances across the world including the Edinburgh Fringe.

As of October last year Tash’s work was picked up by Grayboy Entertainment Agency and an abridged version of "These Things Take Wine" is now a regular Guest Entertainer show on P&O cruises. As a one stop shop Big Hair Productions is run and funded directly by Tash herself and as a result of this she is competent across a variety of skill sets including creating marketing campaigns, writing and distributing press, organising photo shoots, photoshop design, creating online videos and has even become an expert at writing in third person.


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.

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