26 May - 23 June
Cremorne Theatre, QPACBuy tickets
In a nutshell
One football club, one family, and one unforgettable NRL grand final
Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-QLD nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.
Jess was born on the night of the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game in Townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank ‘Black Flash’ Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition to play. But as a girl in a male-dominated sport, she faces more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys. Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.
Queensland Theatre joins forces with debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns to bring this iconically Queensland story to audiences across the state.
2 - 12 May | Cairns: Centre of Contemporary Arts
17 - 19 May | Townsville: Dancenorth
28 June | Rockhampton
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Cast Includes Jeremy Ambrum, Louise Brehmer, Lafe Charlton, Chenoa Deemal, Mark Sheppard, David Terry
Designers Simona Cosentini, Simone Tesorieri
LX Designer Jason Glenwright
Composer/Sound Designer Kim Busty Beatz Bowers
This production contains strong coarse language, haze and strobe.
Approximately 85 minutes with no interval.
Tuesday 22 May, 6pm - 7pm
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Information for Schools
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its
arts funding and advisory body.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.