Queensland Theatre To Present Premier's Drama Award Winner 'The Holidays' For Live Audiences

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Queensland Theatre will reopen its doors to the Bille Brown Theatre in November, for the world premiere season of 'The Holidays' by David Megarrity.

"This is wonderful news for our performing arts landscape, and I am delighted the Queensland Theatre can celebrate its 50th anniversary with the much-anticipated QPDA 2018–19 winner," Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.

"The Queensland Government is proud to support the programme and I encourage Queenslanders to get along to see this remarkable play."

'The Holidays' is the winner of the Queensland Premier's Drama Award, recognising outstanding playwrights since 2002. Each winning play of the award is developed over a two year cycle.

'The Holidays' is a wistful, funny journey combining live performance, music and lyrical projection. Twelve-year-old Oliver has been pulled out of school for an unexpected trip with his parents, to granddad's seaside shack. . . But he's not there. It seems that the holidays have taken a lot with them.

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L-R: Louise Brehmer, Bryan Probets, David Megarrity and Bridget Boyle

"The show will go on, rehearsals are about to begin, the set is ready for bump-in and our COVID-Safe plans are all in place. Queensland Theatre is back!" Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Lee Lewis says.

"What a brilliant way to end a tumultuous year, with a new work by an outstanding local playwright and starring some audience favourites."

The show will be presented in a COVID-Safe theatre experience with a reduced capacity.

'The Holidays' stars Bryan Probets and Louise Brehmer, directed by Matilda Award-winning Bridget Boyle.

'The Holidays' plays Queensland Theatre's Bille Brown Theatre 14 November-12 December.



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