A season of stories from home, in 2020 QUT Gardens Theatre proudly presents the best professional touring productions from around Australia, including the 65th anniversary production of the much-loved Aussie classic, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
The season opens in March with Joanna Murray-Smith’s American Song, which tackles the confronting issues of gun violence in a moving one-man play. This year will also see Michael Veitch return with Hell Ship, an historical maritime drama based on the true story of his great-great grandfather.
From the creator of the original hit TV series comes Mother and Son, a delightful stage comedy revisiting the characters made famous by Ruth Cracknell and Gary McDonald almost 35 years ago, followed by the playful Margaret Fulton – The Musical charting Australia’s culinary queen’s rise from home cook to household name in the swinging 60s.
Peta Murray’s Wallflowering features world-class ballroom dancers on stage alongside actors in a play about the nature of marriage, the pursuit of happiness, and the perfect foxtrot, with the 2020 season rounded out by Jane Bodie’s Lamb, a story of two generations of an Australian farming family spanning 40 years of lies and secrets kept, loves lost, and opportunities missed, and an original soundtrack of Mark Seymour’s exquisite songs.