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by Elizabeth Dempsey (subscribe)
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Who is on this cannibal's dinner plate?
If you are a little twisted or just enjoy witnessing the wicked, Delicacy may pique your interest. Delicacy, written by Julian Hobba, is a chilling two person one hour play that is being put on by the Brisbane Arts Theatre until the 15th of June. And a friendly warning, you are predicted to cringe.

Lucas Stibbard, the director, warns us that "this is not a nice story and these are not nice people". With those words your imagination is firing. In the play, a man puts out an advertisement looking for someone who he can call dinner. And yes, someone responds. What is truly shocking is that this is based on the true story of German cannibal Armin Meiwes and his intended dinner as well as lover. The story is played out between Denny (the cannibal) and Neil (the delicacy and willing victim). This is not your average play and you will have to go in bracing yourself, however, you may come out thinking. And a plays ability to make you think, in my opinion, is that not one of the most satisfying things about a performance.

This performance, obviously, contain strong adult themes, graphic violence and coarse language. It is not recommended for those under 18 years (even though child tickets are still sold). Adult tickets are $31, Concession/Student/Child tickets are $25, if you have a group of ten-plus each ticket is $25, if you have a group of 75-plus your tickets will be $20 each and tickets are also $20 for members. All show dates are yet to be sold out so there is definitely still time to claim your seat. The play begins at 8:00pm on the 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th of this winter month. What better to warm your blood than the macabre?

Becoming a member is a recommended action considering the upcoming performances from the seventy-seven year running theatre. These will include: Seussical: The Musical, Sleeping Beauty and the Beast (so there is something for the kids to look forward to as well) and Little Shop of Horrors. For more information see their website.

Delicacy is directed by Lucas Stibbard and stars Gregory Scurr and Cameron Hurry as the gothic duo. Be ready for suspense and an untamed heart as you spend the hour wondering: will he be eaten?
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Why? To enjoy the twisted and to understand the deviant. To enjoy an hour of a unique performance.
When: May 24th to June 15th
Phone: (07) 3369 2344
Where: 210 Petrie Terrace QLD 4000
Cost: From $20 to $31
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