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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | March 2, 2021

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Anywhere Festival

Anywhere Festival
Connor Foley

Anywhere Festival returns again this May to Brisbane, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast for its eighth annual year. The festival has been described as “An adventure for both artists and audiences, who get to discover together the wonder of performance and unusual space.” This festival explores the use of space in theatre and chooses to ignore conventional locations to host performances. These will be comprised of varied professional and independent shows ranging from music, comedy and dance to poetry, circus and magic. There will be over 300 events for people to enjoy in 70 different locations.

These performance locations will include:

  • Springhill Underground Reservoir
  • On board a Noosa Ferry
  • The Noosa Botanical Gardens
  • Inside the HMS Diamantina at the Queensland Maritime Museum
  • At Mooloolaba Warf
  • Carparks in Mount Ommany, Caloundra and West End
  • Many residential houses and backyards

The performers will be a mix of up and coming acts to internationally known artists, musicians, comedians and performers. The Anywhere Festival will host an incredible level of varied and exciting shows.

On the 11th of May there will be ‘Glampire Masquerade’ in West End. Here participants are encouraged to dress up where they will take part in a interactive theatre cabaret experience, completing tasks for their hosts under a secret identity.

Elsewhere in the Sunshine Coast, Byte Theatre Company will present ‘Metamorphasis’. Many of Ovid’s classic myths centering around Midas, Orpheus, Narcissus and more will be retold in a series of shows beginning on the 12th of May in Buderim’s Aquatic Centre in the Sunshine Coast. There will be various musical events and concerts throughout the month including a Brisbane songwriters concert on the 25th of May in the Museum of Brisbane. This will showcase homegrown musical talents as well as an exciting mystery guest on the night.

The sheer number of quality shows coming in the next month should excite every theatre and performance art lover in the city. Let the shows begin.

What: The Anywhere Theatre Festival is an annually running theatre event that brings performances of every kind to accessible, unorthodox and ingenious locations

When: The Anywhere Theatre Festival begins on the 10th of May and runs until the 27th of May

How Much: Shows will vary from free to around $30

More Info: For show bookings, inquiries and further information visit there website here