The feel-good cabaret Santa Claus is Autistic comes to the Redland Performing Arts Centre at 7.30pm on November 23.
It comes from the creative team of The No Bang Theory and makes the audience rethink everything about Santa and the spectrum.
Led by Brisbane autistic performer Oliver Hetherington-Page, the cabaret uses musical theatre songs and personal anecdotes to set the record straight about what life on the autism spectrum is really like.
Oliver has shifted his focus for a cabaret from The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper to Santa.
Santa does make a list and checks it twice. He avoids social contact. He enjoys an annual routine and his diet is limited to milk and cookies.
Everyone loves Santa, but when people on the Autistic spectrum exhibit exactly the same traits they are immediately on the naughty list.
Matilda Award winner Hetherington-Page and the No Bang team of director Lewis Jones and musical director Tim Forrester believe if life serves you lemons, make cabaret.The show is supported by indelabilityarts with funding from Creative Australia, Brisbane City Council’s Creative Sparks and Access Art.
The team is joined by choir master Katie Swan and the Spectrum Singers autistic choir.
Tickets are $30 to $37. Book on 3829 8131 or rpac.com.au (booking fees are $5.30 by phone and $6.40 online per transaction).