Performance / Angel's Palace

A Performance

A brand new performance, inspired by Alexis Wright's award-wining novel Carpentaria, taking place inside an epic artwork premiering at the Brisbane Writers Festival.

A town embroiled in battle. Ancient combats as deep as the land, entwining with greed-fueled battles over what lies beneath. A digital landscape blooms to life; a stirring soundtrack lingers; and the enigmatic Angel Day, presides over her house built on top of the snake spirit's nest.

A place that is full of stories; the big stories and the little ones between.

Meet the extraordinary characters who live on the outskirts of Desperance, creating home in the unlikeliness of places. The proclaimed Queen, Angel Day, and her husband Normal Phantom, at odds in their notion of where they belong, strive to create their idea of home.

Taking place inside Angel's Palace, an epic artistic monument by contemporary Aboriginal artist Gordon Hookey, this immersive theatrical adventure invites audiences to another place and time.

A must-see this September. 

Due to the nature of this performance, a lock out policy applies and late comers cannot be permitted. 

The Angel’s Palace experience has been made possible through the generous support of the Taylor family.

UPLIT has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts initiative.

Image by Mick Richards.

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Tibian Wyles

Tibian Wyles

Tibian Wyles, is a descendant from the Girramay and Kalkadoon tribes from North Queensland. He is a graduate of the Advanced Diploma in Acting at The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) in Brisbane. Tibian appeared in Black Diggers written by Tom Wright and directed by Wesley Enoch, which premiered at the 2014 Sydney Festival and toured to a sold out season as part of the Brisbane Festival. He has also appeared in several ACPA productions such as Oedipus the King, Spirit Of the Lore, CYRANO de Bergerac and The Robbers.

Paula Nazarski

Paula Nazarski

Paula Nazarski is a Ngugi Woman from North Stradbroke Island. She is an esteemed actor and writer who frequently works with Queensland Theatre Company. She has written, performed and toured in theatre shows all around Queensland. Paula is passionate about the arts and the role of storytelling in the contemporary world.

​Leonard Donahue

​Leonard Donahue

Leonard Donahue is a descendant from the Djabugay people of the rainforest in far-north Queensland. Recently Donohue's been involved with performances of the award-winning children's aboriginal story Kookoo Kookaburra , which have been performed at schools, parks and community halls all over WA as part of Shows On The Go from Country Arts WA.

Alethea Beetson

Alethea Beetson

Alethea Beetson (Artistic Director of Digi Youth Arts and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at Queensland Museum) is an Aboriginal artist who has worked extensively with Indigenous communities and youth across multiple art forms to inspire new works responding to collections, cultural heritage and the impact of colonisation. In 2013 she founded Digi Youth Arts and since then the organisation has produced 12 theatre works and 3 multi-arts projects. She represented her community in 2016 as a delegate at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. Alethea and Digi Youth Arts currently hold residencies at Queensland Museum and La Boite Theatre Company. 

Angel's Palace

Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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