La Boite Indie + Anywhere Theatre Picks

Words by Stephanie Stainlay

May is shaping up to be a busy time for theatre goers with the launch of the La Boite Indie Season and Anywhere Theatre Festival happening all this month. With so much on we thought we would make it easier for you and give you our picks on what shows not to miss!!

La Boite Indie and Anywhere Theatre Festival both share one thing in common. They are both platforms for independent artists to come together and create work they passionately believe in. La Boite serves up their first 3 shows of the Indie Season. If you have the time, check out all 3 because, well, they all look fun, interactive and entertaining! 

THIS IS CAPITAL CITY created by Sandra Carluccio

One by one, audience members set out into the urban surrounds of the Kelvin Grove Village, now an imagined world called Capital City. Armed with a supplied mobile phone, you are charged by city officials to investigate the myths and locals of the city. 

Season 8 - 25 May 2013
Show Times Tue - Sat 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Venue La Boite & Kelvin Grove Village
Tickets From $22
Duration 60 mins (no interval) 
Purchase tickets HERE.

THE SEANCE created by Mark Pritchard & Bridget Balodis

The Séance is an intimate performance encounter for a circle of people who wish to make contact with the ghost of a deceased Hollywood celebrity. With sixth senses attuned and palms turned skyward, sitters will invite into the room a restless spirit from the other side…

Season 8 - 25 May 2013
Show Times Tue - Sat 6.30pm & 8pm
Venue Secret Location (meet in the La Boite Foyer)
Tickets From $22
Duration 55 minutes (no interval) 
Purchase tickets HERE.

BLINDSCAPE created by Skye Gellmann, Kieran Law, Thom Browning, Gareth Hart & Dylan Sale

Our personal technologies have become an extension of ourselves. Blindscape looks to exploit that connection to engage its audience in a visceral environment that collapses real and imagined boundaries. 

Season 8 - 25 May 2013
Show Times Tues - Sat 7.30pm
Venue Roundhouse Theatre
Tickets From $22
Duration 70 mins (no interval)
Purchase tickets HERE.

The premise of Anywhere Theatre Festival is creating theatre anywhere but traditional theatre spaces. With a total of 49 diverse productions, Anywhere wraps up this Sunday. If you haven't been able to make it to any shows so far, these are the 3 shows you need to squeeze into your weekend before this unique festival disappears until next year!

BREATHING DIRT presented by Courtney Scheu

'He had the boyish impulse to kick her in the shins and run, just to have her after him, awful and reliable with it.'- Tim Winton.

Set in the window of Box Vintage, this dance work is an energetic yet humorous and sensitive look into Australian culture through the lens of Tim Winton's novels. 

Show Times Thu 16 & Fri 17 @ 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Venue Box Vintage, 73 Vulture Street, West End 4101   
Tickets All tickets $10
Duration 20 mins
Purchase tickets HERE.

MA MA MA MAD presented by Merlynn Tong

Ma Ma Ma Mad dives tushy first into life’s lopsided sea of madness.

This one-woman-show, set in a Chinese Karaoke Bar, is intimately spectacular. Exploring primal themes including love, lost and longing, Ma Ma Ma Mad is a physical theatre offering that celebrates movement, spoken word, subpar singing and the poetry of voice and the body. 

Show Times Fri 10 to Sun 12 & Thu 16 to Sat 18 May @ 7:30pm (+ Matinee Show: Sat only @ 1:30pm)
2002 Cyber City, 206 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, 4006
Tickets All tickets $20 * Limited seats (20/night) so get your tickets now! 
Duration 60 mins
Purchase tickets HERE.

2013- WHEN WE WERE IDIOTS (A Walking Tour Hosted by Xavier Toby) presented by Graceful Productions

It's 2113 and a century since Twilight 5 broke through as the most popular film of all time, and it became socially unacceptable to read anything longer than a tweet. Soon afterwards, society collapsed. Obviously.

Looking back a hundred years, this walking tour celebrates the peak of rampant consumerism, ignorance and individualism that was 2013 - When We Were Idiots.

Tours will go ahead rain, hail or shine! The tour mostly occurs outdoors and undercover, so bring an umbrella if you want to avoid every drop. 

Show Times Sun 12 to Sun 19 May @ 5:30pm, with extra tours on Sun 12, Sat 18 & Sun 19 May @ 2:00pm.
Brew Cafe & Wine Bar, Lower Burnett Lane - just off Queen Street Mall, Brisbane 4000
Tickets $20/$15 - Strictly limited capacity- BE QUICK!
90 mins 
Purchase tickets HERE.