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Wonderland Festival 2018

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

As the days warm up and dusk playfully turns into evening, Wonderland Festival turns up the intensity with a unique carnival of burlesque, circus, music, theatre, comedy and more.

Purveyors of all things weird and wonderful, let us tantalise you with shows explicitly curated to surprise and delight.

Join us for this debaucherously delightful end-of-year spectacular.

Thank you to our Wonderland Festival partners: 4ZZZ, Archie Rose Distilling Co, PropMill, scenestrTryp Fortitude Valley Hotel Brisbane and Valiant Events.

Festival Events

Isaac Lomman – Hypnosis [LIVE]

See the show or be the show!

Festival

Isaac Lomman – Hypnosis [LIVE]

THU 22–SAT 24 NOV, 2018

Love/Hate Actually

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

Comedy

Love/Hate Actually

THU 22–SUN 25 NOV, 2018

An Evening With Illusionist Josh Norbido

An immersive experience of magic, mind reading & impossible moments!

Theatre

An Evening With Illusionist Josh Norbido

THU 22-SUN 25 NOV, 2018

Beer Drinking Woman

From Tom Waits and Frank Sinatra to Cold Chisel and Memphis Slim

Cabaret

Beer Drinking Woman

THU 22–SAT 24 NOV, 2018

Lady Sings The Blues

Mama Alto celebrates the life and music of Billie Holiday

Cabaret

Lady Sings The Blues

Mama Alto Sings Billie Holiday

THU 22–SAT 24 NOV, 2018

Larry’s Odyssey

A hilarious immersive theatre experience set in a voice workshop

Comedy

Larry’s Odyssey

THU 22–SUN 25 NOV, 2018

Bombshell Burlesque: Heatwave

Bombshell Burlesque return with a fast paced, cheeky new show.

Cabaret

Bombshell Burlesque: Heatwave

THU 22-SAT 24 NOV, 2018

Notorious Strumpet and Dangerous Girl

Twisted storytelling and spectacular circus skills are shaken and stirred

Circus

Notorious Strumpet and Dangerous Girl

THU 22–Fri 23 NOV, 2018

Bitch On Heat

Sexual politics in the age of all-you-can-eat

Cabaret

Bitch On Heat

Exclusive pre-season showing

THU 22–SAT 24 NOV, 2018

Body Art on the Platform

The body is the canvas, Brisbane Powerhouse is the muse

Free

Body Art on the Platform

SAT 24 NOV + FRI 30 NOV, 2018

I Left My Heart in Highgate Hill

An ode to Brisbane performed by our best home-grown female singers.

Music

I Left My Heart in Highgate Hill

SUN 25 NOV, 2018

The grass is dead on the other side

Politics, identity and social justice with spoken word poet, Anisa Nandaula

Theatre

The grass is dead on the other side

SUN 25 NOV, 2018

Banging on the Door

Roz Pappalardo takes a folk music journey through modern fertility.

Music

Banging on the Door

SUN 25 NOV, 2018

Love Hurts

A whirlwind comedy of love, pain and sexual misadventures

Comedy

Love Hurts

THU 29 NOV–SAT 01 DEC, 2018

Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest

Matt will fool you, make you question everything and leave you utterly amazed

Festival

Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest

THU 29 NOV–SUN 02 DEC, 2018

The Epicurean Shark

Unquestionably the greatest stand-up hour since Lenny Bruce died.

Comedy

The Epicurean Shark

THU 29 NOV-SUN 2 DEC, 2018

Fatale

When the simple act of being femme can be fatal, what’s left to fear?

Cabaret

Fatale

THU 29 NOV-SAT 01 DEC, 2018

Invisible Things

Have you ever felt boxed in?

Circus

Invisible Things

THU 29 NOV-SUN 02 DEC, 2018

The WonderWombs

The Dust Palace brings its signature hustle of risk, splendour, story, comedy and desire

Circus

The WonderWombs

THU 29 NOV-SAT 01 DEC, 2018

Claire Healy: (Get a) Real Job

With a killer voice, keyboard and ukulele, Claire bares her soul.

Comedy

Claire Healy: (Get a) Real Job

THU 29 NOV-SUN 02 DEC, 2018

Happily Ever After

A wickedly funny cabaret turning your favourite bedtime stories inside out

Cabaret

Happily Ever After

THU 29 NOV–SAT 01 DEC, 2018

Rumble!

A gameshow like no other!

Cabaret

Rumble!

THU 29 NOV-SUN 02 DEC, 2018

Elixir

Breathtaking acrobatics, hilarious antics and sweaty muscles

Circus

Elixir

THU 29 NOV-SAT 01 DEC, 2018

Swing On In

A free speakeasy dance party like no other

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