Brisbane Powerhouse's Wonderland Festival 2019 Programme

Brisbane Powerhouse's Wonderland Festival Brisbane Powerhouse's Wonderland Festival

Wonderland Festival is returning for its sixth year in Brisbane, and is promising nine nights of decadence and debauchery at the Powerhouse.

Featuring a line-up of 30 hand-picked performances, Wonderland Festival is a celebration of fearless physical feats, captivating live music, won’t-believe-your-eyes magic and laugh-out-loud comedy.

The whole venue takeover is an end of year carnival of comedy, burlesque, circus, music, magic, and more.

Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart is excited for all the fun and games the festival brings every year.

“Over the past five years, we’ve established a wonderful community that loves to come here and play each November,” Kris says.

“United by a palpable sense of fearlessness and heart with guaranteed glamour and giggles, Wonderland Festival transforms Brisbane Powerhouse into the city’s downtown hub of nightly delights.”

Christopher Wayne Fully Clothed
'Christopher Wayne Fully Clothed'

The festival features a line-up of local, national, and international talent to deliver a wide range of explosive entertainment.

Catch 'Christopher Wayne Fully Clothed', a highlight reel of the magician's rise from magic geek to making Australian entertainment history by taking the stage in a residency at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Casino.

Fans of high-flying stunts will relish the opportunity to catch 'Railed', a western themed circus performance that fuses bare chested acrobatics with bare knuckle bar fights, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiselled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the award-winning Head First Acrobats.

Comedy fiends can't miss the comedy roast of Stav Davidson, the long time presenter on Hit105FM is set to be torn apart by Mel Buttle, Kat Davidson, and his own wife, comedy roasts have been a staple of the comedy scene in the United States since the mid '70s, and now Australia has its own in 'The Great Australian Comedy Roast Of Stav'.

Die Hard the Movie the Play
'Die Hard: The Movie, The Play'

Those looking for pithy one-liners and barefooted action need look no further than 'Diehard: The Movie, The Play', featuring low-fi special effects, eurotrash terrorists, and one man with a singlet and a (toy) gun trying to patch things up with his wife amid chaos at Nakatomi Plaza, this performance is bound to have those attending screaming yippee-ki-yay.

With 100 percent of net box office proceeds going to those involved in creating and delivering the works, Wonderland Festival is one of Brisbane Powerhouse's most significant productions, encompassing everything Brisbane does well.

“Wonderland Festival epitomises Brisbane Powerhouse’s commitment to emerging artists and new works, providing a low-risk, safe platform for artists to play, and audiences to take a gamble on something new,” Kris Stewart says.

Check out the full programme here.

Wonderland Festival runs from 21 November-3 December.


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