Multi-award winning play The Flick officially opened at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, on Wednesday, 14 February; the second of Queensland Theatre’s season 2017 line-up. On a break from college, young film buff Avery takes a minimum-wage job as an usher at crumbling Massachusetts movie palace, The Flick. His thirty-something colleague Sam seems resigned to a dead-end life of sweeping up stale popcorn and his unrequited love for Rose, the achingly cool, free-spirited projectionist. As one late night blurs into another, and this trio of painfully ordinary people bond over movie trivia, low-level embezzling and shared ennui, the play evolves into a deeply moving, funny and delicate examination of the millions of tiny dramas that make up everyday life. Queensland Theatre has breathed new life into the hit production by Melbourne ensemble Red Stitch, and directed by the acclaimed Nadia Tass (Disgraced).

Banner image: Barbara Kerr, Nathalie Ryner, Nikki Porter