Single tickets to the first four productions of Queensland Theatre’s Season 2019 are now available, including shows Death of a Salesman and the world premieres of both Hydra and City of Gold, and wildly popular Barbara and the Camp Dogs.
Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Sam Strong said the company had incredible momentum at the moment. “I’m so proud of the success of Queensland Theatre,” said Sam. “We’re not even at the end of 2018, and we’ve already broken the records we set in 2017. Last year, we were the fastest growing theatre company in Australia and played to more people than ever before in our half-century history. This year, we have opened the newest theatre in the country with the highest selling new Australian play the company has ever produced…. we’ve exceeded 2017 season ticket sales and are on track to set a 10-year record high at the Brisbane box office.”
Season 2019 begins with Arthur Miller’s 1949 Death of A Salesman, performed by an all-star cast of Queenslanders. Hydra follows on 9 March and is the award-winning playwright Sue Smith’s portrait of writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston. After a sell-out season in Sydney, rock’n’roll family reunion story Barbara and the Camp Dogs, by the brilliant Ursula Yovich and Alana Valentine will take over the Bille Brown Theatre in May, directed by one of the most in-demand directors in the country, Leticia Caceres. On 29 June, the world premiere of the most provocative play to hit the Australian stage in years, City of Gold by electric young actor and writer Meyne Wyatt (Neighbours, Redfern Now) takes place, directed by Queensland Theatre’s Isaac Drandic.
Next year Queensland Theatre will start celebrations for the company’s 50th anniversary season.
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