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The Virtuous Burglar


An attempted robbery at a Teneriffe apartment goes horribly wrong when the burglar is interrupted by the return of the owner and his mistress. Things turn from bad to worse when their respective spouses arrive, along with the burglar's zany wife. As the night explodes into tales of betrayal, adultery and accusations of polyamory, the only one left 'innocent' is the confused burglar.

5 May 2022 - 14 May 2022

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Xth Act and Anywhere Festival

Nobel Prize Winner, Dario Fo’s hilarious farce takes place one night when a burglar is caught mid-robbery by the owner of the apartment who unexpectedly returns with his mistress.

The already madcap night gets worse when the owner’s wife arrives and the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife. The misunderstandings become more ridiculous and the web of lies become more elaborate as more and more characters enter the apartment.

A new, contemporary adaptation set in Brisvegas where gender politics and class are at that centre of this wild farce at the old Jo Jo’s restaurant on Melbourne Street in South Brisbane.


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    Anywhere Festival Pop Up Space

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    May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until May 8, 2022

    One event on May 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    One event on May 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm


    60 min(s)

  • Premiere

    Australian Premiere


    Wheelchair accessible, Wheelchair accessible toilet


    Coarse or crude language, Sexual situations, Suggestive Dialogue, Violence



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