Come into the dark of Brisbane’s colonial past
Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at 2018’s Anywhere Theatre Festival, (Reviewers Pick and “5 Stars” – Fiona Davey, Reviewer), this blindfolded theatrical experience comes to Valley Fiesta to open a window into Brisbane’s convict past.
Pull on your blindfold, and 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, Reagan Warner, Jo Willans, Aimee Monement and Michael Owen, The Ballad of Rosie Quinn is a mix of campfire ghost story, true crime podcast Casefile, and folk song that will leave your sixth sense tingling.
Presented in the heritage-listed Holy Trinity Hall, Fortitude Valley.
“A deeply moving production, with such clever attention to detail in designing a non-visual show, The Ballad of Rosie Quinn is a chilling reflection on our history and the way that we remember it.” – Elise Lawrence, Reviewer