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by Polytoxic

Sat 4 - Sat 11 Sep, 2021


Powerhouse Theatre

Admit $45*
Concession $40*
Group 4+ $40*
For group bookings, please phone Box Office on
07 3358 8600

*plus transaction fee $6.90


Tue-Sat 7.30pm
Sun 6pm


75 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for 15+
Contains haze + smoke effects, sound pressure effects, pyrotechnics, strobe effect, coarse language, adult themes + sexual references. May contain confronting themes for some viewers.

Presented by Brisbane Festival in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Tick, tick, BOOM! Time’s up, motherlovers!

The detonator is rigged, the fuse is lit, and these fierce femme tradies are taking a sledgehammer to the system.

DEMOLITION is an explosion of cabaret, theatre and social activism set to rebuild the world from the ashes up.

Featuring killer physical feats, daring aerials and antics, this is a sexy-as-hell, sweaty, and unapologetic reclamation of space by performance renegades, Polytoxic.

Wolf whistle, we dare you.

Image: Joel Devereux


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

For contact tracing purposes, we are using the Check In Qld app. 

For a seamless entry on the night, we recommend downloading the Check In Qld app prior to your arrival. 

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

Please note: Brisbane Powerhouse will be introducing managed parking in mid-2021. For more information, please click here.


This project was developed with the assistance of Vitalstatistix, Vulcana, Metro Arts, The Paint Factory, and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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Polytoxic is an Australian collective known for creating hyper-visual, pop-inspired performance work built upon foundations of diversity, collaboration and intersectionality. The company is led by two feminist performance-makers at the top of their game: Lisa Fa’alafi (Hot Brown Honey) and Leah Shelton (Bitch On Heat).

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This is a knockout night of cabaret that always punches up. There is no male gaze here, my friends.

Zenobia Frost

  • This is a knockout night of cabaret that always punches up. There is no male gaze here, my friends.

    Zenobia Frost

  • Pushes the boundaries and challenges the patriarchy at every step and turn.

    Bravo Brisbane

  • Polytoxic is a formidable, innovative company worth watching.

    Real time

  • The sheer imagination behind this production is insane … I’m not sure what just happened. But I loved it.

    Scene Magazine

  • An ultimate feast for the senses. Really, truly deserves to be seen.

    Writeousness, NHIB


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