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RETURN TO DIRT 2160

Return to the Dirt

By Steve Pirie
Directed by Lee Lewis

True Story Real Talk Gravely Humorous

In a year spent tending to the dead, a young man learns to live.

Steve never imagined he’d end up working in the funeral industry. But when he finds himself living back home in Toowoomba to save up for his wedding, it’s the only job he can get.

The year he spends working among the dead opens his eyes to what awaits us at the end and what it means to live.

With respect, wit and a nod to pop-culture, Steve takes us on a journey that celebrates finding your place in the world, the power of personal redemption and humility in the face of the big questions.

It’s a refreshing, honest and surprisingly uplifting invitation to start the conversations we all try to avoid.

Winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020–21

2021 Education Pack

  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 25 Oct 6.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Mon 11 Oct, 6pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 25 Oct 6.30pm

  • Warning

    Coarse language and adult themes

  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 25 Oct 6.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Mon 11 Oct, 6pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 25 Oct 6.30pm

  • Warning

    Coarse language and adult themes

Creatives

Writer Steve Pirie
Director
Lee Lewis

Cast

The Playwright Steve Pirie

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16 OCT – 6 NOV Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre
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