2024 Subscription Season
Physical Theatre
The Theatre Royal presents Briefs Factory International's

Dirty Laundry

20 - 23 Mar 2024 (4 performances)
Wed 20 Mar 2024 7:30 pm
Thu 21 Mar 2024 7:30 pm
Fri 22 Mar 2024 8:30 pm
Sat 23 Mar 2024 8:30 pm
Theatre Royal

Strip the bed, pre-soak your expectations and get ready to air your dirty laundry.

In Dirty Laundry, Meanjin/Brisbane’s cult cabaret company, Briefs Factory International, set the night on a riotous spin cycle of physical comedy, athletic prowess and sensual spectacle.

Fez Faanana (aka Shivanana) and their Briefs Boys are on a mission to lather up the audience with soap sud seduction and aerial acrobatics. Each night the Brief Boys shed light on the societal odd socks that ordinarily remain buried at the bottom of life’s washing basket. In the Boys’ inclusive wash house, powdered detergent is both personal and political. Dirty Laundry’s laundromat setting provides the scaffolding for slapstick circus gymnastics, tumble-dry humour and subversive stain-removal. But it’s also a Hills Hoist from which to peg Australian nationhood and the thinly-conceived gender stereotypes that cling to it like a wet t-shirt.

The Briefs Boys know how to combine the serious, the ironic, and the naked.


Thank you to our production partner, Ian Gurner Dental. We really appreciate your support. 

Opening night event 20 March, 2024
Join Pussay Poppins, your host for Dirty Laundry at the Theatre Royal!

Pussay Poppins Pre-Soak

Start the night right by joining Pussay for a quick round of pre-show, Pre-Soak Bingo

This is a free event for those who have tickets to Dirty Laundry on 20 March - very limited capacity!
Pre-Soak Bingo has SOLD OUT! Join the wait list here.
6pm arrival for a 6.30pm (sharp) start.
Level 3, The Hedberg

Post-show event with drag dynamo, Pussay Poppins
Join us post show and meet the cast of Dirty Laundry and enjoy drinks and nibbles at the Theatre Royal Bar on Level 2 of The Hedberg – all welcome.  

Dress to impress
Dress up and claim the title of best dressed crowned by local Queen, Pussay Poppins with a special prize pack for that winner to sashay away with!  

Dirty Laundry Golden Margarita - $18 
Start your night right and pre-order a zingy cocktail for a raunchy night. Order your drink now to avoid the bar queues on the night! 
*Extra offerings do not attract a Subscriber or Member discount.

Video URL
Briefs Factory International, Cluster Arts, Creative Australia, Ian Gurner Dental and The Mercury logos in black sit on a white background.

Stalls & Dress Circle
Premium     Full $79 | Concession | Groups 6+ $69
A Reserve   Full $69 | Concession | Groups 6+ $59
B Reserve   Full $59 | Concession | Groups 6+ $49
C Reserve   Full $49 | Concession | Groups 6+ $39

Limited 30 Under 30 / Industry Allies / Student Members $30
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*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee


110 mins (with interval) 

Patrons' Advice
  • Strictly 18+
  • Full frontal nudity, explicit language, strobe lighting, and theatrical haze
  • Strictly no photography, filming, or recording.

For wheelchair and accessible seating enquiries, please contact our box office on (03) 6146 3300 or boxoffice@theatreroyal.com.au