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Paradise Is Singing

JUTE Theatre Company


Started: 7 Oct 2016 18:30
Finished: 22 Oct 2016 19:30


Adult $30. Concession $25. Groups of 4 or more $28 each. Opening Night Adult $40 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés). Opening Night Concession $35 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés). Opening Group of 4 or more $38 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés). N.B. Booking fees may apply. Theatre is for everyone! Prices are set to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Please note that you can also attend a JUTE show free of charge simply by volunteering a minimum of two hours towards the production. Excludes opening night.

Three playwrights take great joy in propelling their characters through the streets of the tourist city that is Cairns. Our story opens with a busker on the ‘narde painting musical images of a night on the Esplanade where backpackers and locals swim in the tropical miasma that is the wet season. The tension rises as the nightclubs empty and the Esplanade fills. We are then introduced to our Sydney-sider souvenir entrepreneur arriving to open her souvenir (read tacky) emporium. A new business venture that promises to end her money woes. But will it come crashing down around her? We are then taken to a winters’ night in Melbourne where lonely Moira has invited her fellow Cairns Reef & Rainforest Tour buddies for a slide night reunion where they all see themselves through Moira’s eyes.

Cast & Crew
Director: David Fenton
Playwright: Michael Gow, Mark Gaal and Kathryn Ash
Set Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Costume Designer: Simona Cosentini
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer: Quincy Grant
AV Designer: Dave Masters

Roz Pappalardo
Rachel Terry
Susan Prince

More Info
The play runs for approximately 80 minutes with no interval.

A reworking of the successful Latitudes commissioned to celebrate JUTE’s 10th anniversary, three interlaced stories about Cairns which have been described as a “kaleidoscopic fusion of laughter and tears, frustration and celebration”. This play brings to the stage a lifestyle in Cairns as seen through the eyes of three quite different women.

School groups can be booked directly through this link
Matinee + 20min Q&A: $15 per student + teacher/s free
Matinee + 20min Q&A + 45min Workshop: $30 per student + teacher/s free
Evenings: $25 per student + teacher’s free

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