The best of Brisbane and beyond face off at the Theatresports Grand Championships at the Brisbane Comedy Festival!

The Brisbane Comedy Festival will culminate in a tournament of quick wits and theatrical derring-do on Sunday 29 May with the Theatresports Grand Championships. Presented by ImproMafia, Brisbane’s veteran impro specialists, the competition will see the best of the best local improvisers – Team Queensland – take on a combined team of out-of-town challengers – Team Southerners – on the Powerhouse main stage.

The King Lear Monster Show // The Curators’ Theatre

The Curators’ Theatre’s production of The King Lear Monster Show is a spectacular adaptation of a Shakespeare classic. Everyone who loves theatre or even just visual design should see this show. The King Lear Monster Show is just the modern reimagining the world needs now. The visual design is phenomenal, the direction is perfect, the characterisation is outstanding and the performance is sublime. Don’t miss it!

Sweeney Todd // Phoenix Ensemble

Review by Anina-Marie Phoenix Ensemble’s production of Sweeney Todd is spine-tingling. The perfect mix of genuine emotion and the bizarrely…

The Ultimate ABBA Experience // Lynch & Paterson

My, my how can I resist you? Resistance is futile. The Ultimate ABBA Experience is irresistible. From the moment the curtains part and the music starts in Lynch & Paterson’s latest extravaganza the audience is transported to a magical ABBA wonderland. Dazzling costumes, dreamy voices, delicious dancers and delectable music; this show has it all. 

The Wynter of our Disco Tent // Brisbane Comedy Festival

Dust off those leg warmers and chuck on that neon as Jenny & Angeline Wynter take you back to the 1980s for a hilarious night filled with laughs, fun and wigs? This hour-long show is fabulous for start to finish with the 80s vibe strung through the entire production. The show opens with the titular song by the duo, ‘The Wynter of our Disco Tent’ which truly set the tone for the show. Warming the audience up for an energetic and wondrous hour!

Peter Pan // Beenleigh Theatre Group

Beenleigh Theatre’s Peter Pan is wonderfully uplifting, laugh-out-loud funny and a triumphant celebration of imagination. The queer reimagining is wonderfully executed, allowing for a diversity in the gender representation never before seen in Peter Pan. The timeless story delivered by an immensely talented cast captures the hearts of the audience from beginning to end. This production evokes a magical sense of childlike joy. Bravo!