Barbara and the Camp Dogs | Queensland Theatre
01 May - 26 May [Past Event] Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

A rock’n’roll family reunion that will break your heart and fill it with songs

Hitting the big time is tough when the only booking your kick-ass band can score is a pub gig. But the boisterous, bolshie Barbara and her rockers the Camp Dogs are in it for the long haul.

When a family tragedy beckons, Barbara and her sister (and fellow muso) René set off on a long and winding motorbike adventure from Sydney, through Darwin, and finally to Katherine – where the bickering pair come face to face with some home truths. 

Part madcap buddy comedy, part electrifying rock gig, and part clarion call against the taint of inequality, this effervescent play with songs sold out its original season at Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre. Now it’s set to charm the pants off Brisbane.


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    Cast Includes Troy Brady, Elaine Crombie, Ursula Yovich

    Barbara Understudy Shakira Clanton

    Set Designer Stephen Curtis 

    Costume Designer Chloe Greaves 

    Lighting Designer Karen Norris 

    Sound Designer Steve Toulmin 

    Musical Rehearsal Director Adm Ventoura 

    Musicians Sorcha Albuquerque (Guitar), Jessica Dunn (Bass Guitar), Michelle Vincent (Drums) 

    Contains adult themes, strong coarse language and haze.

    Running Time
    Approximately 100 minutes with no interval.

    Information for Schools

    Auslan Interpreted Mon 6 May, 6:30pm
    Audio Described Thu 23 May, 7.30pm + Sat 25 May 2019, 2pm

    Play Briefing 
    Mon 29 Apr, 6pm 
    Bille Brown Theatre

    QT Club
    Sat 4 May, 2pm

    Night with the Artists
    Mon 6 May, 6.30pm

    Indigenous Theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation


    • RACQ
    • Belvoir
    • BDO
    • Boardmatters