Phaedra | Queensland Theatre
14 November - 05 DecemberBille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

Classic tragedy turns hilarious farce in Queensland

It’s the not-too-distant future, and with a defiant cry of QUEENSLANDER!, we’ve broken away. Again.

First Lady Phaedra and President Theseus are building a mighty wall along Queensland's southern border to keep the 'filthy' Newies from our gates. When Theseus takes off with the triumphant Broncos on a morale boosting tour, Phaedra is left alone to run the country and look after Theseus' teenage son, Hip, newly arrived from boarding school.

Hip's arrival stirs something in Phaedra she never expected and when Hip's mother shows up on the doorstep, too … well you know what they say about Queensland. Beautiful one day, tragic the next.

From the minds of Queensland’s own Belloo Creative, this roaringly funny reimagining of an ancient myth is at once a biting political satire, a feminist love song, and a timely wake-up call to our home state.


    Queensland Theatre Premiere

    Assistant Director Nasim Khosravi

    Lighting Designer David Walters

    Set & Costume Designer Penny Challen

    Composer & Sound Designer Brady Watkins

    Cast Includes Angie Milliken 

    Auslan Interpreted Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm
    Audio Described Sat 5 Dec, 2pm

    Play Briefing
    Mon 9 Nov, 6pm
    Supported by Brisbane City Council

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    Night With The Artists
    Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm