The Longest Minute | Queensland Theatre
26 May - 23 June [Past Event] Cremorne Theatre, QPACBuy tickets Season 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. 

Running Time
Approximately 85 minutes with no interval.

Play Briefing 
Tuesday 22 May, 6pm - 7pm 
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Information for Schools

Production sponsor 



Debase ProductionsJute Theatre Company

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.


  • Energex-Ergon
  • debase productions
  • Jute