The Flick | Queensland Theatre
10 February - 05 March [Past Event] Cremorne Theatre, QPAC$48 - $68Buy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

An exquisitely observed meditation on love and change

Spilled popcorn, unspoken passions, dusty projectors. Three unsung, underappreciated employees banter about life, love and longing.

On a break from college, young film buff Avery takes a minimum-wage job as an usher at crumbling Massachusetts movie palace, The Flick. His thirty-something colleague Sam seems resigned to a dead-end life of sweeping up stale popcorn and his unrequited love for Rose, the achingly cool, free-spirited projectionist. As one late night blurs into another, and this trio of painfully ordinary people bond over movie trivia, low-level embezzling and shared ennui, the play evolves into a deeply moving, funny and delicate examination of the millions of tiny dramas that make up everyday life. The Flick, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been the talk of New York and London. This year, Queensland Theatre breathes new life into the hit production by Melbourne ensemble Red Stitch, directed by the acclaimed Nadia Tass (Disgraced).

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Director Nadia Tass 

Designer Shaun Gurton 

Lighting Designer David Parker 

Sound Designers Russell Goldsmith and Daniel Nixon 

Costume Designer Rebecca Dunn

Cast includes Ngaire Dawn Fair, Kevin Hofbauer, Dion Mills, Ben Prendergast.

Warning Coarse language, some adult themes, flashing lights, smoke and haze.

  • QPAC
  • Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Reviews

magically exposes the souls of lonely people in danger of being left behindThe Guardian ★★★★★
... delicate, luminous production...The Age ★★★★★
Chekhov for the 21st centuryThe Daily Review ★★★★★
The epitome of theatreArts Hub ★★★★ ½
Baker's text is a masterpiece... Tass' take on it is strikingly perfect... And the cast revelatory.Herald Sun ★★★★