Queensland Theatre’s Legal Chapter proudly supports the Play Commissioning Fund and the development of iconic new Australian work.
The Legal Chapter is a group of legal professionals whose love of language and theatre inspires them to support the essential work of Queensland Theatre’s Play Commissioning Fund. The Fund supports playwrights and encourages the development of new, ground-breaking works of theatre that are uniquely Australian. Most recently, the Chapter supported the commissioning of a play about the murder of Nellie Duffy. Legal Chapter performances and pre-show functions will take place on the following evenings in 2019.
To join the Legal Chapter please fill out an order form and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Queensland Theatre, PO Box 3310 SOUTH BRISBANE 4101
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Jason Klarwein
Thursday 21 FEB
THE REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT DEFINED THE 20TH CENTURY
As the death-rattle of American optimism echoes through the land of the Free Market, travelling salesman Willy Loman loses himself in the halcyon haze of the past.
By Ursula Yovich and Alana Valentine
Directed by Leticia Caceres
Thursday 16 MAY
Bille Brown Theatre
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.
By Colin Thiele
Adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway
Directed by Sam Strong
Thursday 1 AUG
THE BELOVED AUSTRALIAN NOVEL GIVEN DELIGHTFUL NEW STAGE LIFE
Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom.
During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shepherd him from childhood into adulthood: the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country; and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go.
Play Commissioning Fund
Queensland Theatre’s Legal Chapter is proudly supporting playwriting in Queensland through the Play Commissioning Fund. Each year, an exciting new work is commissioned.
In 2015 the Legal Chapter supported commissioning a play about the infamous Nellie Duffy case - the 1908 murder of the housekeeper at Carpentaria Downs station. Station manager’s wife Fanny Wilson and Aboriginal station-hand Billy were charged with the murder, but the jury refused to convict Billy despite his “confession”. The trial failed, and the truth never surfaced.
In 2016, the Queensland Theatre Play Commissioning Fund will support a work about the intense and tumultuous relationship between Australian writer Charmian Clift (Mermaid Singing, Peel me a Lotus) and war correspondent/novelist George Johnston (My Brother Jack, Clean Straw for Nothing), often regarded as Australia’s Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The play will examine their time living on the Greek island of Hydra, their return to Australia and the relationship between life and art.
If you share our love or words and stories and wish to see vital new works on the stage, please donate to our Play Commissioning Fund. All donations to Queensland Theatre are tax deductible and make a direct impact on our ability to bring new work to life.