Get your theatre on with a range of events in May and June. For a full list, visit our Events Guide.
Sugarland opens audience’s eyes to teenage Australia
In 2011 playwrights Rachael Coopes (Art House) and Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Bloodland, The Gods of Wheat Street) engaged in a series of residencies in the town of Katherine in the Northern Territory. Their aim was to create a story that would allow audiences around the country to gain a personal understanding of what life is like growing up in remote Australia. With over two months spent in this unique place gathering stories, making friends and writing, the result is this extraordinary new play. Sugarland provides a glimpse into a teenage Australia that feels like a foreign country, an insight rarely seen on the Australian stage. It plays at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April. More at theartscentregc.com.au.
Mary Poppins Cast Announced!
The cast is set and Mary Poppins is well on its way to becoming a Gold Coast sensation with plenty of amazing local talent selected. A grand total of 140 auditions were received and the stakes were high for principal roles. Max Patterson who has been dancing since age three will play Bert and Georgina Hopson who graduated from Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2014 will play Mary Poppins. It runs at The Arts Centre GC from 17 – 25 June.
Belloo Creative brings Motherland to Gold Coast
The true story of the Brisbane socialite who married Russia’s deposed Prime Minister, Alexander Kerensky, and helped him escape from the Nazis in World War Two is being told on Motherland’s regional tour arriving on the Gold Coast 6 May. The play, written by Katherine Lyall-Watson (co-founder of Belloo Creative and a finalist in the 2013 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award) and produced in partnership with Ellen Belloo and Critical Stages, centres this captivating story around three remarkable women told at three very different times. Tickets at theartscentregc.com.au.