Sashaying out of the rubble and into the limelight is an all-star rag-tag team of Brisbane’s finest theatre hybrids in a jaw-dropping, eye-popping feast for the senses. 

Revel in brand-new and fan-favourite acts from a killer rotating line-up of glass-ceiling smashing, fierce intersectional feminist artists, hand-picked by Polytoxic. 

Arm yourself for the brave new world in this after-dark playground of ridiculousness, hectic wigs, extreme g-strings, sassy whip-cracking and golden electro hip-thrusting. 

This is raucous cutting-edge cabaret that’s sure to leave you with a spring in your step and a fresh new coat of APOCALIPSTICK!



Abbey Church, Busty Beatz, Hope One, Mayu Muto, Lana Tukaroa, Nerida Matthaei, Hot Brown Homies (the lesser known brothers of the Hot Brown Honeys), and Polytoxic (Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton). 


Fri 6 / Sat 7 / Fri 13 / Sat 14 Nov:
Chinta Woo-Allcock & Liesel Zink

Fri 20 / Sat 21 / Fri 27 / Sat 28 Nov:
The Brides of Frank, Neridah Waters & An(drea) Lam

Fri 13 / Sat 14 Nov:
Ghenoa Gela


6 – 28 November 2020
8pm Friday & Saturday


New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts @ West Village


General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession $28 + booking fee


60 mins / no interval


Recommended 18+ years.
Coarse nudity, adult themes, coarse language, haze/smoke, strobe effects and loud noises.  


Curated & Produced by Polytoxic (Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton)


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Click here for more information. 



POLYTOXIC is an Australian collective known for creating hyper-visual, pop-inspired performance work built upon foundations of diversity, collaboration and intersectionality.

The company is led by two feminist performance-makers at the top of their game: Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton. Lisa is the renowned Co-Creator of smash-hit Hot Brown Honey, which has played to over 50,000 people across five countries, garnering numerous 5-star reviews, a Helpmann, two Green Rooms and UK’s Total Theatre Award for Innovation. Leah has created two renegade feminist solo works, Terror Australis (which most recently toured throughout France); and Bitch On Heat, directed by Ursula Martinez, which toured the major Australian Festivals and Soho Theatre London to critical acclaim in 2019.

Since 2000, Polytoxic’s work has been presented in traditional huts, indie theatre seasons, dusty big-tops and major festivals including PS122’s COIL Festival New York, Harbourfront Centre Canada, WanSmolbag Vanuatu, Sydney Opera House, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Perth Fringe World, Bleach Festival, Enlighten, ArtsHouse Melbourne. 

Key works include live-art karaoke ‘The BackUp Service’, site-specific watertop projection work ‘Trade Winds’, immersive nightclub takeover ‘Dali After Dark’, mongrel tiki-circus show ‘The Rat Trap’ (co-presented with QTC), and rose-tinted travelogue ‘Teuila Postcards’.


This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Polytoxic is pumped to be big sisters to artist An(drea) Lam through the support of Backbone’s Lingua program.