Remember the 2015 Rugby Leagued Grand Final – the epic tussle between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys? The greatest Grand Final ever with that fateful last minute of the game that gave heartache to the Broncos supporters and unbelievable joy to the Cowboys fans.
Well that Grand Final has been turned into play called The Longest Minute and after seasons on Townville and Cairns opens in Brisbane later this month
We have a double pass to the show at 7.30 pm on Tuesday May 29 in the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, to give away.
Check at the end how to win the tickets.
Sunday 4 October 2015 is a date indelibly etched into the memories of millions of Australians. It’s the date that an epic game of rugby league was played by two Queensland teams that goes down as one of the best in history.
The Longest Minute, written by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd and directed by Bridget Boyle in her mainstage directorial debut for Queensland Theatre is the story of how this game, and the teams that played, affect the lives of one family.
The Longest Minute tells the story of a girl – Jessica Wright - who wants to make her dad, the Foley Shield legend Frank “Black Flash” Wright, proud and succeed in the male-dominated sport of Rugby League, set during the true story of the North Queensland Cowboys and their historic premiership victory in 2015.
“Jess’ family could be any one of the real families turning up on the hill in Townsville week in, week out to watch their beloved Cowboys play, to eat bad food and drink warm beer from plastic cups and say, when it’s all over ‘there’s always next week’,” said Boyle.
“Like the disparate community of North Queensland, Jessica’s family is divided – her dad’s Murri, her mum’s Anglo-Australian. From their sacred spot on the hill at the Cowboys’ home ground, Jessica’s mob cheer, jeer, laugh and cry their way through 20 years of hit-ups, break-ups, triumphs and heartbreak on and off the field,” said Bridget Boyle.
“The Longest Minute is 80 minutes of high-energy theatricality that spans joyful highs and some tragic lows. With the high-profile success of Australian women in sport – from the AFLW to the giant-beating Matildas (women’s soccer team), the show is a timely story that celebrates the power of determination in the face of prejudice.”
Queensland Theatre has called up an ensemble of actors together to bring this story to life, with the key role of Jess – a heroine for a new age – played by Chenoa Deemal who charmed audiences with her work in last year’s An Octoroon and the 20-year anniversary production of the Seven Stages of Grieving.
Queensland actors Louise Brehmer, Mark Sheppard and Lafe Charlton will join her onstage with Jeremy Ambrum and David Terry making their debut for Queensland Theatre.
“I was also lucky enough to be working with the design team that created the incredible world for last year’s super-successful My Name is Jimi in Simona Cosentini and Simone Tesorieri. The sound score is created by Kim Bowers, of cabaret ensemble Hot Brown Honey,” said Boyle.
Brisbane May 26 – June 23 Bookings: qpac.com.au or 136 346.
To win the tickets email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the player who scored the first try in the game.
The first ten correct answers will go into a draw for the tickets.