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190707 QT 2020 03 The Holidays 1907

The Holidays

By David Megarrity
Directed by Bridget Boyle

Drama Family Beachside

A touching portrait of memory and connection

Fathers and sons. Complicated. Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our fathers? Oliver Holiday believes we can write our own story and his capacity for hope is infectious.

The Holidays are on holiday: 12-year-old Oliver has been pulled out of school for an unexpected road trip with his mum and dad, en route to grandad’s seaside shack. But grandad, an eccentric artist, is not there. In this unkempt place stuffed with memories, it seems that the Holidays — instead of getting away from it all — have taken a lot with them.

This Queensland Premier’s Drama Award-winning play is a feast for the senses, a wistful and funny journey combining live performance, music and cutting-edge projection. A disarming and lyrical chronicle about family, for families, The Holidays is a show for sons, fathers, grandfathers, and anyone who loves one.

  • Duration
    80 minutes (no interval)
  • Times
    1.00pm / 2.00pm / 6.30pm / 7.30pm
    depending on dates
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm
  • Play briefing
  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm


  • Duration
    80 minutes (no interval)
  • Times
    1.00pm / 2.00pm / 6.30pm / 7.30pm
    depending on dates
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm
  • Play briefing
  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm


14 Nov – 12 Dec Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre
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