Queensland Theatre will reopen the Bille Brown Theatre to audiences for the world premiere season of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (QPDA) 2018–19 winner The Holidays by David Megarrity, from 14 November through to 12 December. Tickets are now available.
The Holidays is directed by Matilda Award-winning Bridget Boyle, in a continuation of her long-time collaboration with the playwright, and stars Queensland stage royalty in Bryan Probets and Louise Brehmer. This family story is set at a quintessentially Queensland beach getaway as a touching meditation on mortality, and a whimsical and deeply recognisable exploration of the relationship between a son, his father, and his grandfather.
The Holidays are on holiday: 12-year-old Oliver has been pulled out of school for an unexpected trip with his mum and dad, to grandad’s seaside shack. But grandad, an eccentric artist, is not there. In this messy 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 wistful and funny journey combining live performance, music and lyrical projection. A disarming chronicle about family, for families, The Holidays is a show for sons, fathers, grandfathers, and anyone who loves one.
|David Megarrity with Bridget Boyle
THE HOLIDAYS by David Megarrity
14 November – 12 December 2020
Bille Brown Theatre, 78 Montague Road, South Brisbane
Telephone: 1800 355 528
Queensland Theatre provides a COVID-Safe theatre experience in line with Queensland Health guidelines. To comply with social distancing measures, the theatre's capacity has been reduced, but will run the season for longer so as many people as possible can see this performance.