The draw for the Absolutetheatre’s The Longest Minute competition has been made and the winner is Andrew Sparrow from Tingalpa. Congratulations Andrew and enjoy the performance of this Queensland Theatre production at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC.
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 Brisbane season runs from May 26 – June 23. Bookings: qpac.com.au or 136 346