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Barbara and the Camp Dogs

A ROCK’N’ROLL FAMILY REUNION THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART AND FILL IT WITH SONGS

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By Ursula Yovich and Alana Valentine
Directed by Leticia Cáceres
01 May - 25 May [PAST EVENT]
Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre

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.

Cast Includes Troy Brady, Elaine Crombie, Ursula Yovich

Set Designer Stephen Curtis

Costume Designer Chloe Greaves

Lighting Designer Karen Norris

Sound Designer Steve Toulmin

Musical Rehearsal Director Adm Ventoura

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

Warning
Contains adult themes, strong coarse language and haze.

Running Time
Approximately 100 minutes with no interval.

Accessibility
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