AMPAG, Queensland Theatre Queensland Theatre:Phaedra

Phaedra

Image Credits: Queensland Theatre

November 2020

Thu 19 

Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre

Bille Brown Theatre Queensland Theatre

Brisbane

 
 

It’s the not-too-distant future, and with a defiant cry of QUEENSLANDER!, we’ve broken away. Again.

First Lady Phaedra and President Theseus are building a mighty wall along Queensland's southern border to keep the 'filthy' Newies from our gates. When Theseus takes off with the triumphant Broncos on a morale boosting tour, Phaedra is left alone to run the country and look after Theseus' teenage son, Hip, newly arrived from boarding school.

Hip's arrival stirs something in Phaedra she never expected and when Hip's mother shows up on the doorstep, too … well you know what they say about Queensland. Beautiful one day, tragic the next.

From the minds of Queensland’s own Belloo Creative, this roaringly funny reimagining of an ancient myth is at once a biting political satire, a feminist love song, and a timely wake-up call to our home state.