A composer, a piano, a virtuoso, historical footage, and a wildly chilling – at times very funny – meeting of Joseph Stalin, Ai Weiwei, Bertolt Brecht, Joseph Goebbels, John F. Kennedy, Gough Whitlam, Julia Gillard, Donald Trump, and more.

Join fearless pianist Sonya Lifschitz as she fires up Brisbane composer Robert Davidson’s electrifying new work, Stalin’s Piano.

This audiovisual treat takes us into the heart of ever-simmering conflicts.


A post show Q&A will follow the 7:30pm performance on Friday, 14 September.

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Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $49 Concession^ $45
Groups i Admission $45
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