From their warehouse party origins in Brisbane’s West End, all the way to slaying the glittering stages of London’s West End, the Briefs boys are back in town with a sci-fi spectacle of flirty, filthy fabulousness.

Close Encounters features Briefs’ heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, comic caper, dazzling drag, and jaw-dropping circus. Expect interstellar aerial feats and warp-speed strippers from outer space as they push the boundaries of artistry, masculinity and decency.

This glory of intergalactic glamour is the third installment from Briefs, and lands at Brisbane Festival having well and truly glitter-bombed the globe.

Prepare yourselves for a close encounter with the Briefs boys.

Photos: Kate Pardey

★★★★★ “Spectacular.” Time Out
★★★★★ “Raunchy. Ridiculous. Raucous. Remarkable.” Gay Times
★★★★ “Enticingly naughty. Fabulous fun.” The Times
“Political, edgy, and high camp, Close Encounters is circus boylesque at its most radical, at its most political, and its most entertaining. Not to be missed!” ArtsHub

    Recommended for those aged 16 years and older.


    Briefs: Close Encounters contains adult themes, nudity, strobe lights, haze and coarse language.

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Presented by QPAC and Brisbane Festival
A Briefs Factory production

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