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Phaedra

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

PHD 2160 X1350

By Katherine Lyall-Watson
Directed by Caroline Dunphy
14 November - 05 December [PAST EVENT]
Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre

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.

Assistant Director Nasim Khosravi

Lighting Designer David Walters

Set & Costume Designer Penny Challen

Composer/ Sound Designer Brady Watkins

Cast Includes Angie Milliken

Accessibility
Auslan Interpreted Mon 23 Nov, 6:30pm
Audio Described Sat 5 Dec, 2pm

Play Briefing
Mon 9 Nov, 6pm

Night With The Artists
Mon 23 Nov, 6:30pm

Unfortunately Queensland Theatre was forced to cancel this production due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

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