They’re back! After wrapping up the tours of their two circus/cabaret shows, La Soirée and Club Swizzle, which performed extended seasons in London’s Leicester Square, the Sydney Opera House, Perth and Auckland, the team behind the Brunswick Picture House is now gearing up to once again throw open its doors this Easter weekend with a fun-packed program! It all starts on Good Friday with the all-ages Circus Bonanza, which will leave the young (and the young at heart) with mouths agape. The show that everyone’s been talking about, the famous Cheeky Cabaret, returns with two killer instalments. Finally, Easter Sunday will herald the arrival of the inimitable Paul Capsis in Brunswick Heads – yes, the cabaret and stage legend whose voice has been described as “an act of God.”
Easter will also see the introduction of Homemade Jam on Sundays, where breakfast and live music are served hand in hand. Grace the Picture House pews for the ultimate Sunday Service and listen to local musos harmonising under the backdrop of the lush garden. This is set to become a Bruns tradition – and will take place every Sunday morning, from 10am.
Looking beyond Easter, the calendar for the upcoming months will be packed with more cabarets, including a red-hot special program for the Guilty Pleasures Burlesque Festival, and plenty more all-ages programming and live shows. We heard you loud and clear – our Doco Series of documentaries will now run twice a month. And finally, we’re long overdue for our next Film Event, where we present a classic movie with a twist, as only the Brunswick Picture House can do. And we can safely declare now, “Grease” is the word.
EASTER WEEKEND PROGRAM
REALLY GOOD GOOD FRIDAY CIRCUS BONANZA – FRIDAY, 14 APRIL, 2.00pm.
What better way to launch our Easter Weekend Grand Re-Opening than with the return of our Circus Bonanza? Packaged, wrapped and delivered in true Brunswick Picture House style, this all-ages gala of epic proportions will make you laugh until your belly hurts and then a little bit more. Be amazed and astonished as this extravaganza of local and international circus performers razzle and dazzle their way into your hearts and tickle your funny bones. Tailored for the young and tailor-made for the young at heart, this show will have every child and inner-child rolling in the aisles and gasping for more.
TICKETS: Adult $22; Concession $20; Children $18; Family of 4 $65. Early bird discount available.
CHEEKY CABARET – SATURDAY, 15 APRIL, 7.00pm & SUNDAY, 16 APRIL, 8.00pm.
We are roused with excitement and ruffled with delight to present more tantalisingly titillating editions of our famed Cheeky Cabaret! The secret is out from Broadway to London’s West End, with internationally acclaimed artists knocking on our doors, begging to perform on our little stage here in Bruns. Set your faces to stunned and be utterly mesmerised as we deliver once again a red-letter evening that’s guaranteed to have you up on your feet. You’ll be bumping hips and shaking your booty on the way in, dancing, tumbling and somersaulting on the way out. An uninhibited, bawdy extravaganza of daredevil feats and delectable divas with plenty of Va Va Voom! As always, bring Grandma, but leave the little ones at home.
TICKETS: Adult $45; Concession $40. Early bird discount available.
PAUL CAPSIS: ADDICTED TO THE NIGHTLIFE – SUNDAY, 16 APRIL, 6.00pm.
Paul Capsis is a one-man protest. He will not give up his right to inhabit the night with songs, with rocking out, with being a total full-on Rock Queen! The night belongs to all of us… come celebrate this right with a night exploring the delicious music of Patti Smith, Skyhooks, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Ike and Tina Turner, Doris Day, Thelma Houston and many more… This is blast-off Cabaret!
“Paul Capsis really is a king” — Australian Stage
“Cabaret of the highest order” — The West Australian
“He does not just sing. He interprets, he embodies… We can just call it ‘the Capsis effect’” — The Northern Star
TICKETS: Adult $45; Concession $40.
For further information visit brunswickpicturehouse.com