14 November - 05 DecemberBille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy 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
Lighting Designer David Walters
Set & Costume Designer Penny Challen
Cast Includes Angie Milliken (Death of
a Salesman, MDA)
Auslan Interpreted Monday 23 November, 6:30pm
Audio Described Saturday 5 December, 2:00pm
Mon 9 Nov 6:00pm
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
Saturday 21 November, 2:00pm
Night With The Artists
Monday 23 November, 6:30pm