The plays traverse centuries of time, the breadth of our country, the expanse of the globe, and the inner workings of diverse and brilliant minds. Artistic Director Sam Strong has unveiled the season to a capacity crowd as the company prepares to welcome a star-studded lineup for 2018.
The year opens on 1 February with the Queensland premiere of 'Black Is The New White' followed by 'The 39 Steps'. In April 'Twelfth Night' opens featuring a suite of new original songs by maestro Tim Finn. In May, Queensland Theatre presents the world premiere of 'The Longest Minute', a story about football and family and one unforgettable NRL grand final.
The award-winning story 'Good Muslim Boy' takes on the monumental question of faith, before Strong’s multi-Helpmann-nominated and winning 'Jasper Jones' opens in July.
On October 6 the world premiere of acclaimed playwright David Williamson’s 'Nearer The Gods' will take place, with Matthew Backer, William McInnes and Rhys Muldoon. To close Season 2018, Logie Award-winning actor Danielle Cormack will become the 'Hedda' audiences have all been waiting to see in Melissa Bubnic’s local version of the Henrik Ibsen classic that is as dangerous and surprising as its heroine.
Queensland Theatre 2018 Season Dates1-17 February – 'Black Is The New White' – QPAC Playhouse Theatre
24 Feb-24 March – 'The 39 Steps' – QPAC Cremorne Theatre
28 Apr-19 May – 'Twelfth Night' - QPAC Playhouse Theatre
26 May-23 June – 'The Longest Minute' – QPAC Cremorne Theatre
12 July-28 July – 'Good Muslim Boy' - QPAC Cremorne Theatre
28 July-18 August – 'Jasper Jones' – QPAC Playhouse Theatre
6 October-3 November – 'Nearer The Gods' – Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre
10 November-8 December: 'Hedda' – Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre