Sell your child, your car, your avocados – anything and everything – to see this show.

The Briefs boys are back after a triumphant run at last year’s Sydney Festival and, subsequently, around the globe. And how lucky we are that they have graced us again with their fabulous presence.

This boylesque show is a whirlwind of circus, cabaret, pop concert and political standup. These men are fierce, flirty, filthy and fun, and utterly breathtaking. This is burlesque with balls.

We’re invited to board the mothership, helmed by our sensational sassy captain Fez Fa’anana. We’re flying away from the all bullshit on Earth, and everyone is welcome. Everyone is safe here.

This show is unlike any I have ever seen. Technically, it is on point. Slick doesn’t even begin to cover it. The cast move with such ease and control, shimmying and sashaying like their lives depend on it. The lights are synced to the music, immaculately punctuating their movement. The sound was perfectly balanced, immersing us even deeper into the show.

There is hardly anything to fault about this show. The two aerial acrobats were spellbinding, intertwining and contorting themselves on ropes, in hoops and through bird cages. They moved like mermen on a current, languid and in complete control.

The only negative? I wanted more from our captain.

Transporting audiences at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park, until 28 January. Make sure you’re among the lucky ones.

Alana Kaye – Theatre Now

Briefs: Close Encounters

Briefs Factory

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6 – 28 January 2018

6, 9, 12, 18, 19 JANUARY AT 7.45PM
7, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25 & 26 JANUARY AT 10PM
13, 20 & 27 JANUARY AT 7.45PM & 10.30PM
14 & 21 JANUARY AT 5.15PM
No performances Mondays


Venue: Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
Hyde Park North

Theatre Company: Briefs Factory

Duration: 75 Min

Having glitter-bombed the globe, the world’s hottest boylesque stars return in a sci-fi spectacle of flirty, filthy fabulousness. Enter Briefs’ talented and bearded force field as they teleport through an eye-popping extravaganza of feather dancing, hoop-twirling, juggling, aerial acrobatics and bird-cage contortions.

Expect ravishing costumes and plenty of skin as seven highly-skilled performers, led by lippy ship’s captain Fez Fa’anana, deliver an outrageous hoopla of theatre, circus, comedy and drag.

After acclaimed seasons in the UK and Europe, and a sold-out season at last year’s Sydney Festival, the Briefs mothership lands back on home soil to unveil an exhilarating new cabaret.

Note: This performance contains nudity, coarse language, strobe lighting and haze. Restricted to ages 16+.

Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Note: Lockout period applies.

Make a night of it! Add a Festival Feast at Alpha Restaurant for just $56 (+bf) to your ticket purchase.

Ticket Prices
Premium $80
General Admission $70/$63
+ booking fee