Around the world, people love. They sing for love, they dance for love, they compose poems and stories about love. They tell myths and legends about love. They pine for love, they live for love, they kill for love, and they die for love.
Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it. Helen Fisher, The Brain In Love
I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests. Acclaimed Queensland performance collective The Good Room asked members of the public to anonymously submit their stories of love - fragments and memories, confessions and admissions – and they’ve transformed those secret submissions into magnificent declarations centre stage.
Submission #87: “It’s been years, but I still think of you and wonder ‘What could have been?’”
Submission #346: “I choose to say it did not fail. It just finished.”
Submission #302: “Jemma forever xo”
Following a sold-out premiere season in Brisbane Festival 2014 with Queensland Theatre, the work had a subsequent sold-out return at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival in 2015, and a Melbourne season at Provocare Festival in 2017. This thrilling production is on national tour in 2018.
This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.
"A crowdsourced letter of love and loss; 60 technicolour minutes that will have you cringing, crying and singing along." - The Australian
"You’ll be moved, and they won’t be rom-com tears. Brisbane Times Elegant, sophisticated, heartfelt, inspiring and uplifting. You don’t want to miss this." - XS Entertainment
“It was incredibly physical…. Visually spectacular … Constant colour and movement... It’s a relationship condensed into one hour. A really joyous experience - like Valentine’s Day on crack!" - Fleur Kilpatrick, 3RRR Melbourne
Please note > Coarse language, sexual references, loud music and sound effects, haze and complete blackout.
You are invited to share, declare, confess, consider:
- What have you done for love?
- Is yours the greatest love story (n)ever told?
- Who, or what, do/did you love? Why?
- Is love science or poetry?
- What does love look/smell/taste like?
- What is the ultimate love song or lyric?
- Was there ever a time when love just wasn’t enough ...
- $18 Share platter for 2
- $10 Platter for 1
Why not make your experience complete and enjoy an Antipasto Platter, available at pre-show and interval. Platter with smoked cheddar, gouda cheese, green stuffed olives, char-grilled capsicum, salami and water crackers. (GF and vegetarian options available).
Pre-purchase > Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm on the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 12pm.
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