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Dust at the Brisbane Powerhouse

Dust at the Brisbane Powerhouse

| On 15, Nov 2013

Dust explores local stories and experiences of Australians with asbestos.

The production can be described as multi-media theatre.

Incorporating sideshow, rock ‘n’ roll, film and a 50-voice choir featuring music written and performed by Mark Seymour.

Hubcap Productions and the Brisbane Powerhouse are combining forces to bring to the stage this inspirational production.


Image from a scene in the production of Dust

Dust focuses primarily on Australians who battled James Hardie Industries for their use of asbestos in their products.

Donna Jackson, the head of Hubcap productions, explain how the production changes in each location.

This allows the show to explore the unique stories surrounding the exposure to asbestos in different cities around Australia.

The project is a joint collaboration between artists and those directly affected by asbestos related disease.


Image from a scene in the production of Dust

Despite the fact people won compensation from James Hardie Industries there are still hundreds of people in Australian suffering from asbestos related illnesses.

The play brings tribute to these Australians who continue to fight against the exposure.

Dust represents the guts, determination and the Australian fighting spirit.

“This is work that’s neither earnest nor polemic… It’s straight up, moving and enormously entertaining.” The Australian.

The Details


Brisbane Powerhouse, Visy Theatre

119 Lamington Street, New Farm


22nd – 24th November

How Much:

$35 Adults

$25 Concession

$25 Schools


P: 07 3358 8600