BRIEFS back at Q will all new show Close Encounters + Win

 Hot on the (high) heels of last year’s silly season smash hit, the world’s hottest all-male boylesque stars BRIEFS are headed back to Auckland’s Q Theatre this November, with a brand new show that promises galactic glamour, astro-athleticism and interstellar aerials.

Formed in 2008, BRIEFS transitioned from a late-night club act to an acclaimed performance ensemble and has been glitter bombing the globe since, with sell-out shows in London, Berlin, Paris, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

Last year saw Q audiences delighted by BRIEFS’ unique brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy – who could forget Captain Kidd’s breath-takingly beautiful birdbath trapeze act, or the ‘unique’ yo-yo tricks performed by crowd favourite Louis?

In the company’s new show, Close Encounters, the BRIEFS boys are ready to explore the third dimension, promising ‘dizzying thrills that are out of this world’ with a rocket-fueled blend of comedy, dance, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, lip-syncing and warped speed strippers from outer space.

Still at the helm of Starship BRIEFS is Commander Shivannah (Artistic Director Fez Faanana), leading the cosmic crew through the show with astronomical audacity, outlandish costumes and Amazonian charm.

Shivannah returns with 2011 Las Vegas King of Burlesque, Captain Kidd, as well as one of Australia’s leading aerialists and contortionists (and bearded babe), Thomas Worrell, defying gravity and literally tying himself in knots above the crowd, and loveable rogue Louis Biggs (of the aforementioned yo-yo tricks). 

A trio of new cast members include lumberjack contemporary dancer Thomas Gundry Greenfield, anarchic provocateur Harry Clayton-Wright, and acrobat time lord rabbit Dale Woodbridge.

Q has your end of year knees-up sorted with deliciously naughty cocktails, luxury briefs-wearing ice-creams, and specially themed canapes ready to be devoured while you delight in the on-stage antics.  

So grab your gals, your pals, your workmates (heck anyone!), get your party shoes on and shimmy your way to Q for a fabulously entertaining night of hilarity and athleticism infused with glitz, magic and the odd hula hoop.

In the words of Time Out London’s discerning editors, “no one else does enormous, gloriously perverted fun quite like this” and the words of Shivannah herself, “don’t be jealoussssssss”. Get your tickets now.

Seating options start from $49.50 with cabaret tables available for a super close encounter.

Restricted to ages 18 and over, look forward to colourful language, bare bodies and grown-up content.

BRIEFS Close Encounters coming to Q Theatre, Auckland, from Tuesday 21 November to Saturday 9 December. Tickets on sale now. To book, head to or phone 09 309 9771.

Win With Briefs

See Close Encounters before anyone else with this ‘First Contact’ prize package to the show, Tuesday 21 November! Package includes two A Reserve seats, two temptingly tasty BRIEFcase cheese platters and for dessert, two luscious Joshua’s ‘Milky Way’ ice creams for you to devour while delighting in the onstage antics, value $200

Head to Facebook to enter here: 

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