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Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

The legendary Warhol Factory Superstar and New York’s undisputed queen of the underground PENNY ARCADE brings her internationally acclaimed show LONGING LASTS LONGER to Brunswick Heads!

Penny Arcade is a force of nature. Her latest award-winning show, the thought-provoking and subversively funny LONGING LASTS LONGER, turns contemporary stand-up on its head in an outrageous blend of satire, memoir and comedy.

Driven by her magnetic rock ’n’ roll energy, Arcade’s razor-sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture, as she strikes a blow against the golden age of stupidity. This passionate and exuberant performance anthem will have you thinking, laughing and dancing at the same time!

Outrageous and inspirational, Penny Arcade is one of a handful of artists who created performance art as we know it today. Since first climbing out of her bedroom window at age 14 to join a fabulously disenfranchised world of queers, junkies, whores, stars, deviants and geniuses, Penny Arcade has become one of the most influential performers in the world. A former Andy Warhol Factory Superstar, a contemporary of Patti Smith and Debbie Harry, and named the soul mate of the late great Quentin Crisp, Penny Arcade is above all an internationally respected writer, poet, actress, theatre maker and icon of artistic resistance, and occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde.

On the themes of the show, Penny said: “You need to be able to see the alternative in order to live the alternative… And what’s being done now in all of the cities — all over the world — is removing the alternative, removing the bohemian, taking the rock and roll, the funk, the poetry right out of it. I no longer think one person can change the world, but you can certainly change the world around you. So show up!”

Don’t miss New York’s undisputed queen of the underground in her hilarious Brunswick Heads debut!

“Bursting with energy … hilarity and pathos ★★★★★★”
— EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

“Hot and hysterically funny”
— NEW YORK POST

“An exhilarating, passionate plea to those who care to actually do something about it ★★★★★”
— THE STAGE (UK)

Adult $30 | Concession $25