Coproduction with Queensland Theatre and debase productions.
May 4 – 12
by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd
ONE FOOTBALL CLUB, ONE FAMILY, AND ONE UNFORGETTABLE NRL GRAND FINAL
Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-QLD nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.
Jess was born on the night of the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game in Townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank ‘Black Flash’ Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition to play. But as a girl in a male-dominated sport, she faces more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys. Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.
Queensland Theatre joins forces with debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns to bring this iconically Queensland story to audiences across the state.
‘Sport and theatre have so much in common and I love them both: their sense of drama and spectacle, of heroes and villains, and triumphs against the odds. The last few minutes of the 2015 NRL Grand Final is almost the perfect piece of storytelling’
Cast & Crew
Director: Bridgett Boyle
Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Dates & Venue
May 4 – May 12 2018: JUTE Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD.
May 17 – May 19 2018: Dancenorth, Cnr of Stanley Street and Walker Street
May 23 – May 29 2018: Cremorne Theatre QPAC, Brisbane
June 28 2018: Rockhampton
Cairns Season (2 weeks):
6.30PM: Tuesday + Wednesday
7.30PM: Thursday + Friday + Saturday
11.00AM: Thursday (May 10 2018)
2.00PM: Saturday (May 12 2018)
Groups of 4 or more $37 each
Opening Night Adult $50 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Concession $45 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Groups of 4 or more $48 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Theatre is for everyone! Prices are set to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Please note that you can also attend a JUTE show free of charge simply by volunteering a minimum of two hours towards the production. Excludes opening night.
The show runs for approximately 2 hours with one 20-minute interval. Rated: PG.
Matinee : $20 per student + teacher’s free
Matinee + Workshop : $35 per student + teacher’s free
Evenings : $30 per student + teacher’s free
Bookings : School groups can be booked directly through THIS LINK – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8SWMPD
JUTE Theatre Company acknowledges the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.