by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd
We want to give our community the opportunity to come and observe this work-in-progress at a showing on the last day of the creative development. Come along and see how the creative team have been developing this work and get an insight into what the final production might be.
‘The Longest Minute – The real story of the North Queensland Cowboys. A Debase, JUTE and Queensland Theatre Co-commission. After an initial research process in 2016, development of the script and production design will happen in 2017 with a view to a co-production and regional tour in early 2018.
Robert Kronk will collaborate with Nadine McDonald-Dowd in the writing of the work.
It is anticipated that the final project will tour extensively in regional Queensland connecting with local football clubs and potentially including young Indigenous football players in each community as part of the show.
In September 2015, the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos met in one of the most extraordinary games of rugby league ever played. It had everything – suspense, last minute plot twists, despair and eventual redemption for the Cowboys, who won their first ever premiership. But all that was just the tip of the iceberg for a team with a tumultuous history of heartbreaking losses, near-bankruptcy, conspiracy theories, and permanent outsider status. Based on true stories of football, fandom and life in Far North Queensland, The Longest Minute is a story of a community and its quest for identity – and football glory.
Cast & Crew
Creative Development Director: Bridget Boyle
Dramaturge: Sam Strong/Kathryn Ash
Dates & Venue
February 10 2017: TBC, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD
All Tickets $10
N.B. Booking fees may apply
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.
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.