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The Umbilical Brothers

The Distraction

Thu 25 - Sun 28 May, 2023


Powerhouse Theatre

Adult $54.90*
Concession $49.90*
Group 10+ $49.90*
Group Bookings: 10 or more people - Contact the Box Office! Phone (07) 3358 8600

*plus transaction fee of $6.90*


Thu 6.45pm
Fri + Sat 6pm
Sun 5pm


65 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 12+

Presented by

Part of

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2023


Do you love staring at screens? Are you staring at a screen right now? You should get out more. Specifically to a show that has an enormous screen smack-bang in the middle of it.

The Umbilicals take the energy of live performance and the spectacle of cinema and smashes them together into a new show performed simultaneously on stage and on the big screen.

It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen, and nothing they’ve ever done, and it will blow your mind way more literally than you are expecting.

The Distraction: enabling your screen addiction. They haven’t just broken down the rules of theatre; they’ve invented a new theatrical multiverse. Unbelievable human performances meets special-effects wizardry. It feels so much like magic, you’ll want to burn them at the stake.


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unlike any comedy show I've ever seen. It's brilliant, clever and very, very funny.

Broadway World

  • ★★★★★

    unlike any comedy show I've ever seen. It's brilliant, clever and very, very funny.

    Broadway World

  • The show that's so amazing, you may lose your head...10/10!

    Weekend Notes

  • The Umbilical Brothers demonstrate that they are not only wizards of the stand-up comedy art form but also of special effects technology.

    Stage Whispers


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