The Longest Minute

by Robert Kronk & Nadine McDonald Dowd

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A JUTE Theatre Company production for the Dare to Dream program (revised production) and A Debase Productions, JUTE Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Co-production for the Queensland regional tour (original Production) One football club, one family, and one unforgettable NRL Grand Final

Tour Dates

15 July – 18 July: Innisfail
22 July – 25 July: Bamaga
29th July – 1 Aug: Mapoon
5 Aug – 8 Aug: Weipa
12 Aug – 15 Aug: Mossman
19 Aug – 22 Aug: Ravenshoe
26 Aug – 29 Aug: Yarrabah
2 Sept – 5 Sept: Mt Isa
9 Sept – 12 Sept: Doomagee
16 Sept – 19 Sept: Cloncurry



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.

JUTE has commissioned Debase to revise the script to fit within the guidelines of the Dare to Dream program. This includes reducing the cast to 4 Indigenous actors and reducing the length of the show to 60 minutes and ensuring that the show is appropriate for grades 4-10.

Crew & Cast

Leonard Donahue Actor
Mark Sheppard Actor
Nazaree Dickerson Actor
Kaleenah Edwards Actor
Bridget Boyle Director
Kathryn Ash Dramaturg
Simona Cosentini Set Designer
Simone Tesorieri Set Designer
Kim Bowers Sound Designer
Jason Glenwright Lighting Designer
Nazaree Dickerson Assistant Tour Stage Manager
Ashley Groenen Rehearsal Stage Manager
PJ Rosas Tour Stage Manager

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