Queensland Theatre Company’s 2015 season truly has something for everyone: musicals, dramas, comedies, new and classic plays, women’s theatre, indigenous plays, four world premiers and a play about the Battle of Brisbane.
This season celebrates music. Be sure to book for the world premier of Tim Finn’s (Crowded House) original musical, Ladies in Black starring local talent Christen O’Leary. For more toe-tapping and great songs come to another world premier – Country Song (July 14), a celebration of country and western legend Jimmy Little that includes true-life experiences of Indigenous singers such as Wilma Reading, Auriel Andrew and Lionel Rose.
Perhaps you enjoy a good laugh? Then book seats for the stage adaptation of tv’s Mother & Son, surely one of Australia’s best loved comedies. Noelene Brown leads an all star-cast. Speaking of great television comedy, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple is also part of the season (Wesley Enoch directs). Expect more laughs from the Boston Marriage, a quick-fire comedy from David Mamet, starring Amanda Muggleton.
In April QTC presents the world premiere of Brisbane, the story of the infamous Battle of Brisbane during WWII, by Queensland playwright Matthew Ryan. Other dramatic plays include Chekhov’s The Seagull adapted by Queensland playwright Daniel Evans, and Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days with Carol Burns as Winnie.
The DIVA program includes the whimsical Argus, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Chenoa Deemal in The 7 Stages of Grieving, a powerful story by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman. Libby Munro plays a deadly Air Force pilot brought back to earth with a bump when she falls pregnant in Grounded. In Home Margi Brown Ash shares her life story. And Naomi Price transforms into pop star Adele in Rumour Has it – a Grammy goddess ready to spill her guts about the man who wronged her.
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