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Coming up in August

Read on to find out what’s happening on stage in August, and you could win tickets to Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey with narration by David Wenham.

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Theatre Letters to Lindy

Filled with humour and heartbreak, Letters to Lindy explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures and undoubtedly Australia’s most publicised murder trial. Created by award-winning playwright, Alana Valentine, Letters to Lindy – performed by Jeanette Cronin as Lindy Chamberlain – tells a story that captivated the nation in the early 1980s; a mother accused of murdering her child, her claims the baby was taken by a dingo denied and discredited by police, and a flawed legal system. When: 1 - 4 August 2018 Where: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse Bookings:

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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames A bold and powerful response to Aristophanes’ Greek comedy Lysistrata, this fury-fuelled dramedy explores female politics from the perspective of a passionate young woman on the cusp of self-discovery and self-empowerment in a tiny Australian town. The world premiere production sees award-winning Queensland writer Claire Christian make her mainstage debut as playwright, with Sanja Simić as director.

When: Until 11 August 2018 Where: La Boite Theatre Company, Kelvin Grove Bookings:


Classical music Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey Australian film legend David Wenham (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, 300 and Lion to name a few) will narrate Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's upcoming production of Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey. This musical silk road journey from Constantinople to Karakorum features French ‘medieval world folk’ ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime. When: 7 August 2018 Where: QPAC's Concert Hall Bookings:

Soloists and Spontaneity Conductor Alondra de la Parra will lead the Queensland Symphony Orchestra with artist-in-residence Sergio Tiempo on piano. Hear them bring the house down with Rachmaninov's mighty third Piano Concerto, plus Bartók's spectacular Concerto for Orchestra.

When: 4 August 2018 Where: QPAC’s Concert Hall Bookings:



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Comedy from Brisbane’s Fringe The Bris Funny Fest is back with more shows and venues than ever before! Now in its third year, Bris Funny Fest is a festival that celebrates the breadth of comedy talent that Brisbane has to offer from established international artists to emerging performers. When: 1─23 August 2018 More info:


Musical theatre Beautiful Beautiful tells the inspirational true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar. When: Until 2 September 2018 Where: QPAC’s Lyric Theatre Bookings:


WIN tickets! For your chance to win two tickets to Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey with narration by David Wenham on 7 August at QPAC's Concert Hall, email with ‘KARAKOUM’ in the subject heading and your full name and postcode in the email. Entries close 5pm, 31 July 2018.


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