La Boite Theatre’s 2024 season is one of revelation and discovery with four bold and diverse mainstage productions bringing new work, new perspectives and new faces to the stage.
The 2024 season starts with Patrick Marber’s cult classic Closer, followed by the tender and exquisite coming-of-age story Blue, the confetti-canon sparkle of world premiere children’s musical Fancy Long Legs and the sharp comedic take on the business of peace, Yoga Play.
The 2024 season launches with the unflinching and provocative Closer.
The cult classic returns to the La Boite stage 24 years after it first got under the audience’s skin and 20 years since the film adaptation starring Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Clive Owen hit cinemas.
The smart and sharp work follows the lives of out-of-towner Alice, photographer Anna, obituary writer Dan and dermatologist Larry over several years as they meet, bond, separate and move on.
This time around, it will feature an all-star Queensland cast of Anna McGahan, Sophia Emberson-Bain, Kevin Spink and Colin Smith.
Blue is a bold and deeply personal new work, written and performed by Logie Award-winner Thomas Weatherall (Heartbreak High), Blue in the writing debut of this accomplished actor and dancer.
A work of “very personal fiction”, Blue is drawn from Weatherall’s experiences as a teenager and young adult, finding his place in the world and overcoming an onslaught of emotional circumstances.
The Queensland debut is directed by Deborah Brown, a choreographer and award-winning dancer.
Fancy Long Legs is a brand-new, glittery musical adaptation of the hotly anticipated new children’s book by Brisbane author and designer Rachel Burke.
It is the uplifting story of Fancy, a spider who loves to be creative but struggles to stay focused on web-building.
Through dazzling costumes, sparkly sets and a joyous original soundtrack, Fancy Long Legs weaves a tale of inclusion and acceptance that addresses neurodivergence in a wholesome and relatable way.
La Boite caps its show-stopping season with Yoga Play, a scathing and sassy takedown of cultural appropriation, exploitation, consumerism, fat shaming and yoga pants at any cost.
It chronicles the plight of besieged yoga apparel giant Jojomon and new CEO Joan who faces scandal after unsavoury scandal on her road to corporate redemption.
Yoga Play is written by US playwright Dipika Guha, helmed by internationally renowned director Mina Morita and co-produced with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta.