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Narelle and Leah reminiscing

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Let's whistle past the graveyard!

Presented by:

Leah Cotterell and Narelle McCoy and Anywhere Festival

Presented by Leah Cotterell and Narelle McCoy, and Anywhere Festival

Let’s whistle past the graveyard!

On a lovely autumn afternoon in May among the old stone monuments, two talented raconteurs will share fascinating reflections about funerals and the end of life.

In ‘Whistling Past the Graveyard’ Doctor Leah Cotterell and Mistress Narelle McCoy will draw from their written memoirs and academic research to look at the best and worst of funerals, from the sad to the sublime and the uplifting. The musical materials will be as eclectic as the subject matter, ranging from classical and folk song to emblematic pop songs and of course, together we will sing ‘Amazing Grace’. These wonderfully eclectic singing stylists will be accompanied by the world-class talents of Jamie Clark (guitar) and Fred Graham (Irish fiddle).

We have two performances at the beautiful historic South Brisbane Cemetery in Dutton Park – May 6 and 7 at 3:30pm

 

Tickets

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Whistling Past the Graveyard | Sat 6th May | 3:30pm
$ 40.00
80 available
Whistling Past the Graveyard | Sun 7th May | 3:30pm
$ 40.00
78 available
  • Genre

    Immersive, Musical Theatre

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    Total tickets per show

    80

  • RATING

    PG

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    VENUE

    South Brisbane Cemetery

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    Date & Time

    6 May @ 3:30 pm - 7 May @ 4:40 pm

  • DURATION

    70 min(s)

  • Premiere

    Australian Premiere

  • ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    Relaxed performances, Wheelchair accessible

  • WARNINGS

    No Warnings

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    REGION

    Brisbane

  • winner

    Awards

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    Doors Open

    3:00pm

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    Don't forget to bring

    BYO seating, blanket or folding chairs, and water

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