While I haven't been around forever, I've been around a while. I suspect I've seen more sport than most, and I've never been more gripped or emotional than in those final moments of the 2015 NRL grand final. I don't have the words to describe it here, but I'm lucky enough to know people that do, and they've produced a freaking play about it:
Queensland Theatre, debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company present the World Premiere Season of The Longest Minute. One Epic Grand Final, One Family's Story.
Sunday 4 October 2015 is a date indelibly etched into the memories of millions of Australians. It’s the date that an epic game of rugby league was played by two Queensland teams that goes down as one of the best in history. It’s the date that the North Queensland Cowboys changed their destiny and took extra time to do it. It’s the date that proved beyond any doubt, that rugby league is so much more than just a game. Repeatedly, the commentators gushed that it couldn’t have been scripted any better.
The Longest Minute is the story of how this game, and the teams that played, affect the lives of one family.
Performances will take place in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton and Brisbane. I've included links below if any of you are keen to see a rugby league story played out on the stage:
Dates and Locations
Cairns: 2nd - 12th May (Jute Theatre Company Centre of Contemporary Arts: 96 Abbott Street, Cairns) Note: Apply the code CBOYS18 when booking for discounted ticket prices).
Townsville: 17th - 19th May (Dancenorth: 188-210 Stanley Street, Townsville) Note: discounted prices for Cowboys members.
Brisbane: 26th May - 23rd June (Cremorne Theatre, QPAC: Melbourne Street, South Brisbane)
Rockhampton: 28th June (Pilbeam Theatre: Victoria Parade, Rockhampton) Note: Apply the code Townsville when booking for discounted ticket prices).