Briefs: Close Encounters

The boys are back in town with a dazzling new show, Close Encounters, featuring their trademark heart-stopping blend of insanely talented cabaret burlesque, comic capery, circus to die for all with punkish swagger. Prepare yourself for interstellar aerial feats and warp-speed strippers from outer space as the Briefs boys apply their skill and humour to push the boundaries of artistry, masculinity and decency.


Close Encounters is the third instalment from the company. It premiered at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2017, had its UK debut at London’s Underbelly Festival on The Southbank, enjoyed a successful run at Auckland’s Q Theatre, and in 2018 crash-landed at Sydney Festival.

"Spectacular" — ★★★★★ Time Out


"Raunchy. Ridiculous. Raucous. Remarkable." — ★★★★★ Gay Times


"Enticingly naughty. Fabulous fun." — ★★★★ The Times


“Best Musical or Cabaret” — Nominee, Matilda Awards, January 2018

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Past performances:

14 July-30 September 2017 - Underbelly Festival, London

21 November-9 December 2017 - Q Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand


2-26 August 2018 - Assembly Hall,

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

10 November 2018 - 4 January 2019
Christmas in Leicester Square, London

5 - 26 March 2019

Adelaide Fringe

20 - 24 March 2019

Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia

11 - 15 September 2019

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane

23 - 27 October 2019
Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia

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