THE LONGEST MINUTE

THE REAL STORY OF THE NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

 

A QUEENSLAND THEATRE, DEBASE PRODUCTIONS AND JUTE THEATRE COMPANY CO-PRODUCTION, CO- PRESENTED WITH DANCENORTH

BY ROBERT KRONK AND NADINE MCDONALD-DOWD

MAY 17-19 AT THE DANCENORTH THEATRE, TOWNSVILLE

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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, JUTE Theatre Company 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
— Sam Strong

Cast & Crew

Director: Bridgett Boyle
Designer: SimonaCosentini
Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright

Featuring:

Jeremy Ambrum
Louise Brehmer
Lafe Charlton
Chenoa Deemal
Mark Sheppard
David Terry

 

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, Townsville

May 23 – May 29 2018: Cremorne Theatre QPAC, Brisbane

June 28 2018: Rockhampton

 

Townsville Show Times (3 days)

11.00AM: Thursday 17th May
6.30PM: Thursday 17th May
7.30PM: Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May

townsville Prices

Adult $39
Concession $34
Groups of 4 or more $37 each
RACQ Members $20/ticket (limitations apply, please contact the Dancenorth Box Office on 4772 2549 to take advantage of this offer)

Theatre is for everyone! Prices are set to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Please note that you can also attend a Dancenorth show free of charge simply by volunteering a minimum of two hours towards the production. Excludes opening night. Limitations apply, first in best dressed. To volunteer please contact the Dancenorth Box Office on 4772 2549.

The show runs for approximately 2 hours with one 20-minute interval. Rated: PG.

SCHOOLS

Matinee : $20 per student + teacher’s free
Evenings : $30 per student + teacher’s free
Bookings : School groups can be booked directly through the button below

SUPPORTERS

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.

Sponsors

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DANCE TROPICS DANCE

 A FESTIVAL OF DANCE, MUSIC & FOOD

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Townsville’s newest dance party under the stars is back for another year! Hosted by the hilarious Ian Zaro, Dance Tropics Dance will feature an incredible showcase of local dancers from Dancenorth Company, the Lindyhop Swing group and crews from Dancenorth’s Open Class Program.

Dance the night away to party tunes by 1RAR’s kickin’ band who will be performing all of your toe-tapping favourites, a cheeky new kids set and hits from the 90s to get the MC Hammer moves going! Jezzine Barracks will be fitted out with Townsville’s largest dance floor, delicious eats by Otto’s Market food tr...ucks, a licenced bar area and easy no stress social dance lessons with Movimiento!

This is an all ages event so bring your loved ones, your hot date, your squad to experience an amazing night out under the stars with good music, food and dance. Our custom glitter tent will once again be on site to help you sparkle your way into the evening, a night not to be missed!

No dance experience necessary and family friendly (kids 4 & under are FREE)

The night will be full of glitter and party tunes by 1RAR's kickin’ band, plus includes a huge dance floor, delicious eats and licensed courtyard under the stars by Otto’s, a flash mob and social dance lessons. This beautiful fundraising event will be the second of a series of three funded by Townsville City Council, aimed at developing the profile of Dancenorth Community local events. 

To purchase tickets please click the link below!

“Dance, Tropics, Dance! was a truly, genuine, joyful celebration of Townsville’s dancing community! Across ages and experience, the event created a space for all to dance their hearts out on their terms. And what a brilliant, honest reflection of Townsville’s people; hosted by indigenous powerhouse, Ian Zaro, accompanied by the dynamic 1RAR Army Band and witnessed by families, hipsters, new and devoted dance lovers; long live Dance, Tropics, Dance!”
— Bec Reid