SOME of Queensland's best talent will light up Brisbane's streets, suburbs and cultural venues this month.
Brisbane Festival 2021 will offer a stacked 23-day program of entertainment, workshops and cultural events from September 3-25.
The event will feature a number of world premieres from companies including Dancenorth, Karul Projects, Digi Youth Arts, Camerata, Casus Circus, and Circa.
A major highlight will be the debut of the stage production of Boy Swallows Universe, based on the internationally acclaimed first novel by Brisbane writer Trent Dalton. The play tells the tale of Trent growing up in the city and will be at the QPAC Playhouse until October 3.
Another highlight will be Brisbane-based Dead Puppet Society's production of Ishmael, a reimagining of Moby Dick featuring a talented cast, an original score, brilliant puppetry and state-of-the art technology. The production will be at QPAC's Cremorne Theatre until September 11.
The festival will also see musical theatre favourite Anthony Warlow perform a concert at QPAC's concert hall on September 11.
Arts minister Leeanne Enoch said the program would showcase 63 Queensland companies, employing more than 1000 local artists, including 168 First Nations artists.
"The festival's newest addition Street Serenades: At Our Place will deliver 64 creative arts workshops across Brisbane in partnership with local neighbourhood centres," she said.
The event will also feature a variety of free street performances, with the program aimed at bringing people together.
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