Sunday, 21 March 2010

Brisbane Theatre: @johnbirmingham's The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco adapted by @simonbedak opens April 10 at @artstheatre

Tasmanian Babes Fiasco Poster

The play version of John Birmingham's book The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco opens at the Brisbane Arts Theatre in Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City, on Saturday April 10. The book was adapted for the stage, especially for the Brisbane Arts Theatre, by Simon Bedak, and the play is directed by Natalie Bochenski.

What's it about? Well,

The housemates at York Street, Taringa are in trouble. Ripped off by a drug addled, stuffed-toy enthusiast, they have one week to come up with $2000, or face the wrath of landlords, the government, cops, crooks and some angry lesbians.

This YouTube vid gives you a bit more of a taste of what you can expect:


It appears that one of the characters, Jhelise Guevara, a fierce revolutionary, has escaped from the play and has set up his own Twitter account.


The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco is the sequel to the successful two runs of the play version of Birmingham's He Died With A Falafel In His Hand at the Arts Theatre in April 2009 and January 2010. Even though it's a sequel, you don't need to have seen the first play to get what's happening in the second.

In case it isn't obvious, The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco isn't for kids or people who don't like swearing or racy, "adult" or even daring themes.

The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco opens on Saturday April 10. It then runs at 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from Thursday April 15 to Saturday May 15, with Wednesday night shows on May 5 and May 12 and a Sunday night show on May 2. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 concession, or $35 for the opening night show - the opening night price includes supper and a drink. You can book by calling the Brisbane Arts Theatre on 07 3369 2344 or you can book online through the Seatadvisor site if you click here.

The Brisbane Arts Theatre is at 210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City. For a Google map showing the Brisbane Arts Theatre, including public transport details, click here. You can also click here to use the Translink journey planner to look up bus routes and timetables.

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