The Umbilical Brothers ‘The Distraction’ | BREC

The Umbilical Brothers ‘The Distraction’

Run Time 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Ticket Prices Adult $54.90 + BF | Concession $49.90 + BF | Groups 10+ $49.90 + BF
Presented By A List Entertainment


PRESALE TICKETS On sale from 10:00am, Monday 12 February 2024
GENERAL TICKETS On sale from 10:00am, Tuesday 13 February 2024

28 April 2024
5:00 pm


Do you love staring at screens? Are you staring at a screen right now? You should get out more. Specifically to a show that has an enormous screen smack-bang in the middle of it.

The Umbilicals take the energy of live performance and the spectacle of cinema and smashes them together into a new show performed simultaneously on stage and on the big screen. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen, and nothing they’ve ever done, and it will blow your mind way more literally than you are expecting. The Distraction: enabling your screen addiction.

The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon. Their unique mix of mind-bending comedy and back-breaking physicality has taken the world’s favourite Australian comedy duo to 40 countries – from stadiums supporting Robin Williams to stadiums supporting N*Sync.

Named as two of Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment, they have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, after James Brown at Woodstock ’99, and before the Queen of England. Their global gigs have included a year long off-Broadway run where they received raves from The New York Times and a New York Drama Desk nomination. Awards include a Helpmann for Comedy Performance of the year, The Edinburgh Critic’s Choice Award and a couple of BAFTA’s. Younger fans and stoners know them from The Upside Down Show, which they created with Sesame Workshop and won them an Emmy and a Logie.

They haven’t just broken down the rules of theatre; they’ve invented a new theatrical multiverse. Unbelievable human performances meets special-effects wizadry. It feels so much like magic, you’ll want to burn them at the stake.


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“An unmissable and unforgettable comedy experience…mind-blowing special effects…it’s truly a roller-coaster of inventiveness…I’ve seen 37 shows in three days and when people ask for a recommendation – this is it”
Broadway Baby ★★★★★


“One word – BRILLIANT! …The Umbilical Brothers have taken entertainment to another level..”
“The show that’s so amazing, you may lose your head…10/10!”
Weekend Notes


“The Umbilical Brothers demonstrate that they are not only wizards of the stand-up comedy art form but also of special effects technology.”
Stage Whispers


★★★★★ – Theatre People           ★★★★★ – The Advertiser           ★★★★★ – Broadway World