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Queensland Theatre

RACQ members can access $20 tickets to Queensland Theatre plays, usually up to $95.

RACQ and Queensland Theatre welcome you to the next era of theatre. To ensure theatre is more accessible and more new audiences can experience the magic of live performance, RACQ has generously supported the RACQ $20 tickets. Through RACQ $20 tickets, a limited number of seats will be made available for $20 to Queensland Theatre performances for first time theatre-goers. Tickets are now on sale for the following performances:

AN OCTOROON

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

16 September – 8 October

A PROVOCATIVELY HILARIOUS INTERROGATION OF IDENTITY

It’s the story of historical Louisiana. Or historical Far North Queensland. Or it’s the story of a black playwright. Or how race is portrayed on stage. Or, maybe ... it’s about how they’re all the same story.

Brash and provocative, the satirical comedy An Octoroon can trace its roots back to an 1856 novel, then a stage melodrama by crowd-pleasing Irish impresario Dion Boucicault. When the story of a man who scandalously falls for a slave on his Louisiana plantation premiered in New York in 1859, it helped fan the flame of the American Civil War.

Today – with race still as incendiary a global issue as it was then – dazzling and radical African-American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has torn apart and rebuilt the original text as a towering, immersive and wildly funny theatrical experience like no other. 

In a version subtly recontextualised to uncover and skewer Australia’s shameful history of slavery, leading Aboriginal artist and commentator Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy) makes her directorial debut in a Queensland exclusive, co-produced with Brisbane Festival.

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SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

By Ingmar Bergman
Adapted for the stage by Joanna Murray-Smith


11 November – 3 December

A RIVETING PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE PERFORMED BY A REAL-LIFE COUPLE

Love blooms. Love fades. It happens to everyone. It could be happening next door. And in any marriage torn asunder, sifting through the wreckage is going to get messy.

Even a seemingly perfect marriage has cracks in its facade: cracks that if untended, can become gaping rifts. Johan and Marianne are the ideal couple: two daughters, glittering careers, a lovely home. 

But when Johan admits to sleeping with another woman, he detonates the first bomb in what will become a ferocious and savagely comic battle. 

Joanna Murray-Smith’s fiery adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman classic reunites her with Queensland Theatre’s new Associate Artistic Director Paige Rattray (Switzerland). Real-life power couple Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear play the warring spouses.

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Queensland Theatre's An Octoroon & Scenes From a Marriage
  • RACQ $20 tickets are available to first time Queensland Theatre ticket buyers who are RACQ members only
  • A strict limit of 4 per RACQ membership for Playhouse shows, and 2 per RACQ membership for Cremorne Theatre and Bille Brown shows applies
  • RACQ members must supply their RACQ membership number in order to purchase these tickets
  • Offer available once per membership number only
  • Orders found in breach of these conditions may be cancelled and refunded at the discretion of Queensland Theatre.

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