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Blue Roo Theatre Company
Saturday 14 October, 3.00pm – 3.45pm
Foyer @ Queensland Theatre


Blue Roo Theatre Company, funded by The Queensland Government through Arts Queensland creates contemporary performances led by the artistry, experiences and imaginations of an ensemble of artists with diverse ability and impairment.

Through unique artistic collaborations they redefine theatrical genres. The personal and private investment of the artists ensures that the work connects with everyone and poetically engages the public, social and political discussions.

Hotel Pantelone is an exhilarating slice Commedia dell’Atre. It is full of song, mayhem and silliness. Using traditional commedia masks, it tells the story of Pantelone’s greed, Capitano’s desires for love and Columbin’s passion for singing.

Tickets: Festival pass
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Saturday 14 October, 5.00pm – 5.45pm
Billie Brown Studio @ Queensland Theatre


Love Me is a new work about breaking down walls to conversation about mental health. The work has been developed with the support of the Queensland Mental Health Commission, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council and Redland Performing Arts Centre with a view to tour into schools and communities in 2018 to help break down the barriers and unpack the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Love Me is a combination of movement, multimedia design, spoken word, music, puppetry and physical theatre. Indelabilityarts has been gaining momentum as a producer of quality work selling out to rave reviews. Love Me self describes the work as raw, funny and vulnerable.

Tickets: $25/$20
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Ged Maybury
Saturday 14 October, 1.15pm – 2.45pm
Greenroom @ Queensland Theatre


Ged Maybury is a storyteller, performance-poet, actor and author. He is best known for his 15 comedy and science fiction books for children. He has written and performed in shows for children and adults, tutored drama and creative writing and looked really good as a nude model (a long, long time ago!).

Undercover Artist Festival 2015 favourite Ged Maybury is back and self-describes himself as frequently horizontal and a teller of stories, but are they true? From Steamed Up Punk to punctuated surrealism, Ged will decipher a journey of autistic moments from childhood, mostly about getting in trouble. As part of Stories So True, join Ged for a 1 hour workshop featuring the likes of poetry, storytelling and creative writing.

When he grows up, he wants to make movies.

Tickets: Workshop pass (Limited spaces)
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Thane Pullan
Friday 13 October, 9.30pm – 10.00pm
Foyer / Bar @ Queensland Theatre

Crowd favourite Thane Pullan returns! If you saw him last time, you’d know him as The Grumpy Cripple. Thane does not shy away from telling it how it is through a litany of comical complaints about having a disability, pop culture and life in general. Thane is controversial and unique.

Thane Pullan calls himself the stand-up comedian that doesn’t stand up, or talk. Thane lives comedy and writes numerous blogs dedicated to just that. Author of The teaching of a Grumpy Cripple book series which is also a comedic meme Facebook page partly designed to refute stereotypes about people in wheelchairs.

When he is not making people laugh, Thane is busy creating his own line of accessibility software, software for the arts, learning music production and aspires towards writing for screenplays.

Tickets: Festival pass
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Categories: Comedy Performance


Access Arts’ Unofficial Welcome
Friday 13 October, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Foyer, Courtyard and Greenroom

Blind Date features Janelly Melba (Janelle Colquhoun), accompanied by differently sighted pianist Blind Freddie (Donald Hall) performing re-worked classical hits and originals while uncovering the handicaps of going on a blind date when you’re blind yourself. Blind Date is a humorous, un-PC cabaret for the audience to laugh with Janelle about the absurdity of blind clichés and her everyday blind issues.

Up next, is our newly arrived tree loving, royal blue-blooded Petunia the Mud Princess who is free at last from the sedate, protocol-bound world of the palace. But who are these people watching her and what gardening delights will she discover? Produced by Marissa Ker (Lorikeet Players), directed by Peter Kraat. Petunia the Mud Princess is a comedy character on the border of fantasy and reality. She is genuine royalty but she would rather be gardening than listening to another military band.

The Mad Hatters’ Dinner Party is full of fantasy, part tragicomedy, part sophistication.

Have you got that special hat that’s just been waiting for the right opportunity to be worn?  Limited tickets only for the unofficial welcoming event at Undercover Artist Festival 2017.

Tickets: Festival pass (excluding dinner)

$20 with dinner (Limited spaces for catering purposes)
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