This weekend, Queensland Theatre had four productions either in performance or rehearsal around the country. Tom Holloway’s adaptation of Storm Boy, co-produced by QT, Melbourne Theatre Company and Dead Puppet Society, closed last night after playing to large family audiences in Brisbane and Melbourne. Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play L’Appartement , which also marks her directorial debut, is playing to sell-out crowds in Brisbane.
Another new play, Meyne Wyatt’s City of Gold , which QT co-produced with Griffin Theatre Company, is playing to great acclaim in Sydney after premiering in Brisbane, while Yve Blake’s new musical Fangirls, co-produced by QT and Belvoir in association with Australian Theatre for Young People, is currently rehearsing in Sydney prior to its world premiere in Brisbane next month.
Sam Strong and Trent Dalton. Photograph © Luke Marsden
“In terms of the national footprint of [QT over] the last few years as well, we have worked really hard to get the work of Queenslanders and Queensland Theatre around the rest of the country,” says Artistic Director Sam Strong.