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Festival

Wonderland Festival 2017

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Roll up, roll up! Sultry summer nights, sizzling spectacles and thrills abound. Brisbane Powerhouse sparkles with its very own end-of-year extravaganza; the debaucherously delightful Wonderland Festival.

In 2017, Brisbane Powerhouse has brought together talented local performers for a unique carnival of comedy, burlesque, circus, music, theatre and more. Purveyors of all things weird and wonderful, we’ll tantalise you with more than 20 shows over 12 nights explicitly curated to surprise and delight.

Marvel in the magic and indulge in a seductive feast of the unexpected!

Read the guide here or download it here.

Wonderland Festival is generously supported by Brisbane Powerhouse Associates. Find out more about becoming an Associate here

Festival Events

Bambuild 06

A stunning large scale installation made entirely from bamboo

Visual

Bambuild 06

THU 23 NOVEMBER–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

Nefarious

Mystics, Maniacs and Murderers

Theatre

Nefarious

THU 23–SUN 26 NOVEMBER, 2017

The Gospel According To Matthew

One man. One Keyboard. An abundance of irreverence.

Cabaret

The Gospel According To Matthew

THU 23–SUN 26 NOVEMBER, 2017

Würst

An almost all male striptease revue

Cabaret

Würst

THU 23–SAT 25 NOVEMBER, 2017

There’s Something About Mary(s)

Every day, she met the men of her dreams. Unfortunately, so did they!

Cabaret

There’s Something About Mary(s)

THU 23–SUN 26 NOVEMBER, 2017

FALLOT (fä-ˈlō)

This is an exploration of the heart...through circus. Modern acrobatics with a heart beating rhythm.

Circus

FALLOT (fä-ˈlō)

THU 23–SUN 26 NOVEMBER, 2017

A Rose Among Horns

A comedy of games, risks and dire consequences.

Theatre

A Rose Among Horns

THU 23–SUN 26 NOVEMBER, 2017

Mama Alto: Torch Songs

Be enticed into a world of cabaret glamour.

Cabaret

Mama Alto: Torch Songs

THU 23–SUN 26 NOVEMBER, 2017

Randy Writes a Novel

Randy from ABC's Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane brings his hit show to Brisbane.

Comedy

Randy Writes a Novel

THU 23–SUN 26 NOVEMBER, 2017

Wasteland

What sort of world will young people inherit?

Circus

Wasteland

FRI 24–SAT 25 NOVEMBER + FRI 01–SAT 02 DECEMBER, 2017

The Gatsby Gamble

Welcome to Gatsby Gamble, an immersive night of mystery and fun

Series

The Gatsby Gamble

FRI 24 + SAT 25 NOVEMBER, 2017

Vanguard Burlesque – SOLD OUT

Vanguard Burlesque invites you a night of sultry entertainment, showcasing the very best in Australian burlesque.

Cabaret

Vanguard Burlesque – SOLD OUT

FRI 24 + SAT 25 NOVEMBER, 2017

Love/Hate Actually

Amy loves it. Natalie hates it. Who's right?

Comedy

Love/Hate Actually

THU 30 NOVEMBER–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth

Music

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

THU 30 NOVEMBER, 2017

Broken Romantics

Featuring Emma's original music as well as twisted covers of songs by Sia, Montaigne, Foo Fighters and more.

Monsteria

Mischevious, monstrous, delicate and ridiculous

Circus

Monsteria

THU 30 NOVEMBER–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

Nath Valvo

Being Nath Valvo is exhausting.

Comedy

Nath Valvo

Not In This House

THU 30 NOVEMBER–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

Bombshell Burlesque

Bombshell Burlesque put the Vegas back in to BrisVegas with a burlesque tribute to the glitziest city on earth!

Cabaret

Bombshell Burlesque

Viva BrisVegas!

THU 30 NOVEMBER–SAT 02 DECEMBER, 2017

The Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery

An exploration of what we expect from heroes and what happens if we get it.

Comedy

The Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery

THU 30 NOVEMBER–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

Can I Get An Amen?!

A sermon based on the memoirs of Whoopi Goldberg.

Comedy

Can I Get An Amen?!

THU 30 NOVEMBER–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

Arj Barker

"A must see for anyone who loves a laugh...” ★★★★ Adelaide Now

Comedy

Arj Barker

Organic*

FRI 01–SUN 17 DECEMBER, 2017

Elizabeth I

Part historical fan fiction, part stand-up comedy, and part late night slow dance.

Theatre

Elizabeth I

FRI 01–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

The Wives of Wolfgang

A titillating cabaret, fusing songs, burlesque and dark comedy together.

Cabaret

The Wives of Wolfgang

FRI 01–SUN 03 DECEMBER, 2017

Resting B*tch Face

A cheeky, fearless and strong all-female circus production.

Circus

Resting B*tch Face

FRI 01–SAT 02 DECEMBER, 2017

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