From Queensland


by Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Caroline Dunphy, Kieran Swann and Lauren Clelland

A Good Room & Critical Stages Production

Previous Seasons:

Brisbane Powerhouse, 2015

Billie Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre Company, 2014

Genre: Theatre, Drama, Physical Theatre, Verbatim
Duration: 60 minutes
Suits: Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Flat Floor Hall
Minimum Stage: TBA


Written By

Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Caroline Dunphy, Kieran Swann and Lauren Clelland

Directed By
Daniel Evans
Designed By
Kieran Swann
Amy Ingram, Caroline Dunphy, Margi Brown-Ash, Tom Cossettini

Joyous. Sexy. Heartbreaking. Take a dizzying ride through love’s collision course.

The sold-out surprise hit of Brisbane Festival 2014, which returned to the Wonderland Festival at Brisbane Powerhouse in 2015, is ready to tour and set to raise the pulse and pluck the heartstrings of audiences around Australia.

Based on 800 anonymous love stories submitted by you, your friends and your exes, I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests as secret confessions are transformed into magnificent declarations centre stage. This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.

This is a wonderfully original, hugely entertaining and highly physical performance from one of Brisbane's most exciting contemporary performance companies, The Good Room. The performance incorporates story, movement, song and is wildly surprising, at times moving, and enormously fun. See why audiences have been raving about I Want To Know What Love Is for yourself!

"Around the world, people love. They sing for love, they dance for love, they compose poems and stories about love. They tell myths and legends about love. They pine for love, they live for love, they kill for love, and they die for love. Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it." Helen Fisher, The Brain In Love

“A crowdsourced letter of love and loss; 60 technicolour minutes that will have you cringing, crying and singing along.” Cameron Pegg, The Australian

"You’ll be moved, and they won’t be rom-com tears.” Brisbane Times

“Elegant, sophisticated, heartfelt, inspiring and uplifting. You don’t want to miss this.” XS Entertainment


The Good Room is a Queensland-based performance collective who use the anonymous experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works. They ask you – and people just like you – to share anonymously fragments and memories, confessions and admissions from your lives and these stories ultimately are used to create the performance. Because of this unique way of working, there are a range of community engagement opportunities available alongside a tour which we will look forward to discussing further with you.


Production Still.  Photo Credit: Stephen Henry

Production Still.  Photo Credit: Stephen Henry

Production Still.Photo Credit: Stephen Henry

Production Still: Photo Credit: Barbara Lowing

Production Still. Photo Credit: Barbara Lowing

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