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Now here's a ripper, beauty, fair dinkum piece of awesomeness. It's also your opportunity to be at the world premiere production of Nineteen; a 'bare it all' account about Aussie blokes and the journey some take to find their places in society.

Nineteen is not your usual theatrical fare, particularly in how it portrays the promotion of masculinity in Australia and the consequences of that process on the development of boys into men.


The premiere production is set for Thursday 9 November, 2017 at the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm commencing at 7.30pm.

The show's run will then continue on the following days and times:
Friday, 10 November at 7.30 pm;
Saturday 11 November at 2.30pm and 7.30pm; and
Sunday 12 November at 5.30pm.

Duration of the play is 70 minutes and it is suitable for people over the age of 15.

Bookings can be made on line here or by calling 3358 8600. Ticket prices are:
Full: $39;
Concession: $34; and
Group (6 or more): $31.

An additional transaction fee of $3 for a single ticket or $6 for multiple tickets apply.

The award-winning company, Wax Lyrical Productions, is proud to present this powerful and provocative new work and to have it make its international debut right here in Queensland. Nineteen will introduce you to four lovable larrikins who shamelessly and, at times, as the characters would say, they'll even be starkers, surge into the arena that is Brisbane Powerhouse's Visy Theatre.

Nineteen is a fast-paced dark comedy about blokes learning to be blokes in a world where no one really knows what that means. It will make you laugh while helping to question your innermost preconceptions of what you believe is a 'typical' Aussie male. Written from real-life stories collected from young Australian men, Nineteen fuses the compilation into this tale of four young men; you will be surprised at how strangely familiar they will seem to you because there is someone in your life who is just like them.

The production has been developed from the evolution and assimilation of creative works coming out of one of the world's leading arts academies, The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). The script is one of those one-offs similar to Williamson's, The Club, or Buzo's, Front Room Boys that offer you an evening of unrivalled Australian storytelling at its finest.
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Leonard Donahue and Jackson McGovern


Wax Lyrical Productions has put together a diverse team of Queensland's brightest theatrical talent. The cast includes:
Leonard Donahue who will guide you through this testosterone-filled tale. He is a graduate of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts and has credits including, Kookoo Kookaburra, In_dig_en_ous, The New Black.
Jackson McGovern who you will remember from RENT The Musical, American Buffalo.
Silvan Rus the Matilda Award nominee from The Winter's Tale, Morsels from the Heart, Appalling Behaviour.
Daniel Hurst a newcomer to the theatre and a star in the making.
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Daniel Hurst and Silvan Rus


Written and directed by Dr Shane Pike, a graduate of WAAPA and lecturer in performing arts at QUT, the script is both clever and entertaining and is sure to have you transfixed for the entire performance.

For more information on this great show, check out the Powerhouse website click here, phone the theatre on 3358 8600 or email, boxoffice@brisbanepowerhouse.org
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Why? A world first for Brisbane is something worth seeing
When: Thursday, 9 November to Sunday 12 November, 2017
Phone: 3358 8600
Where: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Cost: Full: $39; Concession: $34; and Group (6 or more): $31.
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