“If you only see one show in your entire life, make it ABSINTHE” Huffington Post
Brisbane loved EMPIRE when it rocked King George Square! Now the creators are back with a show that takes things to a whole new level – the city is about to be shocked, probably outraged, definitely wowed and absolutely entertained when the politically incorrect yet athletically gifted and talented cast from ABSINTHE Tour Le Monde, presented by Stan, arrives for a strictly limited season from June 2 under the spiegeltent at King George Square.
ABSINTHE is an adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville for a 21st century audience. The show is hosted by the filthy rich and just plain filthy Gazillionaire and his whacky assistant Abby Bobbins who have become two of the most acclaimed and subversive comedy forces in Las Vegas in recent years by parodying political correctness with their dark wit. Tickets are on sale NOW for the limited Brisbane season of ABSINTHE at www.ticketek.com.au
ABSINTHE is a bona-fide international phenomenon. Launched by Australians in Manhattan’s gritty South Street Seaport, it became New York’s must-see event before moving to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas where it has been smashing box office records and continues selling out after four amazing years. These exceptionally talented and sexy performers from across the globe have been described by notorious Las Vegas reporter Robin Leach as “naughty and nice, exotic and erotic, wild and wacky.” In Australia the reviews have been just as applause-driven with Chris Boyd of The Australian saying, ‘Absinthe is an extraordinarily polished, dynamic, bullet-train of a show. And let’s not forget racy…. extraordinary bodies doing most extraordinary things…. They defy expectations of gravity, torsion and momentum.’ Tim Doutre from The Weekly Review agreed, highlighting that ‘like its emerald-coloured alcoholic namesake, Absinthe is sharp, edgy and pushes you until your inhibitions are lost.’
It’s not only the artists who create the magic of ABSINTHE. The show will be presented in Brisbane in a 700-seat antique spiegeltent, furnished with beveled mirrors, plush velvet seating booths and a well-stocked bar in King George Square. It’s the most intimate stage in town, with the artists dedicated to performing their jaw-dropping, breath-taking acts up close and very personal!
Brisbane audiences at ABSINTHE will be treated to new international acts, especially hand-picked for the Australian tour, joining the line-up of jaw-dropping performances which have been wowing Las Vegas for four sold-out years. Celebrity audience members have included Elijah Wood, Channing Tatum, James Franco, Olivia Newton-John, Neil Patrick Harris, Brad Garrett and Pamela Anderson.
Laura von Bongard and Luka Clayburn from Germany, have created a breathtakingly sexy aerial hoop duet which is being premiered on this Australian tour. Los Dos Tacos (Andrei Sizonenka and Aliaksandr Yurkavets from Belarus) astound with their heart-stopping human foosball routine on the high bar- believed to be the first time a double Horizontal Bar act has been performed on the intimate spiegeltent stage where the audience are just inches away from the action. Other acts include Oleksandr Volohdin (Ukraine) building an impossibly high chair mountain; The Lost Souls (Ukraine) with their stunning acrobatic Banquine Act; the sensuous Jacob Oberman and Maika Isogawa (USA) on the Duo Straps; Michal Nowosadko and Zbigniew Sobierakski (Poland) displaying extraordinary grace and strength with their Hand Balance; and The Frat Pack (USA) on the daring High Wire.
Spiegelworld’s Impresario, Australian Ross Mollison, said of the impending Brisbane season, “ABSINTHE is now considered a must see for visitors to Las Vegas. I am thrilled to be bringing our biggest ever hit production to Brisbane – a city which we know embraces the best and most exciting stage performances – before we head off to tour the rest of the world.”
Nine Live CEO Geoff Jones said, “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing another world class show from the team at Spiegelworld to Australia. Straight off a hugely successful run on the Las Vegas strip.”
ABSINTHE is from the creators of the hugely successful 2013/2014 Australian tour of EMPIRE by Spiegelworld, with the national tour presented by Nine Live. The Australian tour of EMPIRE by Spiegelworld was a phenomenal success, playing to over 200,000 people. It has just completed a sold out tour of Japan and is now touring Canada.
ABSINTHE by Spiegelworld – Brisbane season
Brisbane: Performances start June 2 2015 , under the spiegeltent at King George Square
Performance Schedule: Tuesday/Wednesday – 8pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday – 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Sunday – 5pm & 7pm
Show duration 90 minutes with no interval; recommended for ages 15 & above; the performance features some nudity and strong language. *Performance schedule is subject to change. Check website for details.
Tickets: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: $54.00 – $134.00** Friday/Saturday/Sunday: $64.00 – $154.00**
*VIP Ringside Tickets are available & include a seat in the front 2 rows, priority entry and a complimentary beverage. **transaction fees and charges may apply