We are proud to be presenting The Ballad of Rosie Quinn at this year's Anywhere Theatre Festival, May 18-20. This original work, written by Jo Willans, is a special theatrical experience because the audience will be BLINDFOLDED! It's a sensory experience that tells the tale of Rosie Quinn, a young convict in the hellish Moreton Bay Penal Colony. The colony was the birth of Brisbane, and was renowned for its brutality. The story focuses on the harsh and difficult lives of the women, which were completely dominated by men. It's part ghost story, part folklore, with some folk music in the mix!
We'll be taking up residence in the incredible space of The Spring Hill Reservoir to create this special event. It's a fascinating underground space, filled with archways, and it rests at the foot of the convict-built Old Windmill. This dark, atmospheric, acoustical space is the perfect setting for our tale. Be brave, and book today! Tickets are through Anywhere Theatre Festival: www.anywhere.is/rosie.