RPAC reboots for spring and summer

CABARET: Briefs: Dirty Laundry brings its saucy humour to RPAC, with shows on October 29 and 30.

CABARET: Briefs: Dirty Laundry brings its saucy humour to RPAC, with shows on October 29 and 30.

With interstate travel remaining uncertain, RPAC has rebooted its spring and summer program to include the best of the best local and Queensland talent.

Service Manager Creative Arts Brad Rush said the centre had taken a "glass half full" approach to the lockdowns and that the silver lining was that all the best Queensland talent was available to perform.

"While interstate travel is very uncertain and many touring shows we had planned can't make it here for a while, it does mean we can absolutely present the best of Queensland - and they can't leave. So we're making the most of it by presenting the very best in home-grown entertainment, SEQ artists and companies, and artists that we know are securely inside Queensland borders."

Case in point is the cult cabaret show Briefs: Dirty Laundry which would normally be touring a European circuit and at the Edinborough Festival at this time of year. It is now available to bring its saucy humour to RPAC, with shows at 8pm on October 29 and 30. The show features crazy costumes, acrobatics, side show, burlesque and circus.

Also performing is Kate Miller-Heidke on September 22 at 7.30pm and return of 50th Anniversary Queen on September 24.

Mr Rush said RPAC was also delighted to recently present Bell Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream probably the only touring company able to come to Queensland since it quarantined in Darwin prior to its performance.

"It shows how a company can be committed to its craft," Mr Rush said.

The CLINTS Come Again reunion cabaret is a new work, offering a retro evening of 1980's fun at 7.30pm on October 8 and 9.

Camerata will also make its debut performance at RPAC presenting Queen of the Nile at 7pm on December 17. Camerata has established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance and they will be joined by soprano Sofia Troncoso for this performance.

Indelabilityarts' Wilbur the Optical Whale promises deep-sea adventure specifically tailored for young people. The showreturns, following postponement from the last Brisbane lock-down.

"Supporting our local arts sector is enormously important to us. The arts industry has imploded with all of the restrictions, so we're doing what we can in our corner. We're working on supporting the local arts sector in our part of the world. So stay tunes for all the great initiatives that focus on developing our local emerging and established talent, with initiatives such as Jam Sessions and Stage Sessions to name a few."

All details are on rpac.com.au