The Ballad of Rosie Quinn

Presented by Republic of Song

Come into the dark of Brisbane’s colonial past

The team that brought you The Medium in 2016 returns to the historic Spring Hill Reservoir for a sensory theatrical experience.

Pull on your blindfold, sit in the dark of Spring Hill Reservoir, and this historically-informed fakelore will come to life all around you, in the place where it happened. Come on a journey to the hellish Moreton Bay Penal Colony, where young convict Rosie Quinn struggles to make a life for herself. A place renowned for its convict brutality, Moreton Bay was home to a small population of women convicts, whose lives were harsh and difficult, and completely dominated by men.

Starring Will Boyd, Samantha Paterson, Michael Nunn, Jo Willans and Aimee Monement and Michael Owen, The Ballad of Rosie Quinn is a mix of campfire ghost story, popular true crime podcast Casefile and folk song that will leave your sixth sense tingling. How vivid is your imagination?

Special instructions: No disabled access.


45 mins | Double Bill with Full Steam Ahead



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, Spring Hill QLD 4000
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Spring Hill Reservoirs, 230 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000


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