The Holidays | Queensland Theatre
14 November - 12 DecemberBille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre

In a nutshell

A touching portrait of memory and connection

Please note: Existing ticket holders will be contacted to arrange transfers from the original season which was postponed due to COVID-19. A limited number of tickets will be released for sale in October.

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Fathers and sons. Complicated. Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our fathers? Oliver Holiday believes we can write our own story and his capacity for hope is infectious.

The Holidays are on holiday: 12-year-old Oliver has been pulled out of school for an unexpected road trip with his mum and dad, en route to grandad’s seaside shack. But grandad, an eccentric artist, is not there. In this unkempt place stuffed with memories, it seems that the Holidays — instead of getting away from it all — have taken a lot with them.

This Queensland Premier’s Drama Award-winning play is a feast for the senses, a wistful and funny journey combining live performance, music and cutting-edge projection. A disarming and lyrical chronicle about family, for families, The Holidays is a show for sons, fathers, grandfathers, and anyone who loves one.

Proudly supported by

Queensland Government


    Queensland Premier's Drama Award Winner 2018-19

    Queensland Theatre Premiere

    Designer Sarah Winter

    Projection Designer Nathan Sibthorpe

    Composer Sean Foran

    Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright

    Sound Designer Matthew Erskine

    Cast Includes Louise Brehmer, Bryan Probets

    Auslan Interpreted Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm

    Play Briefing 

    Mon 9 Nov, 6.00pm (Online)
    Supported by Brisbane City Council

    Learn more about Play Briefings

    Night with the Artists
    Mon 23 Nov, 6.30pm