The Q

Season 2023

What’s on

Bloom sings the Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt and Carole King Songbooks

23 Mar 23

The B

Celebrate the hits of vocal powerhouses Stevie Nicks, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt

The Romantic Piano: with concert pianist Konstantin Shamray

25 Mar 23

The B

Crisp, articulated and consummately musical

Boop

30 Mar – 31 Mar 23

The Q

Life’s a mess: Clean up on aisle 6.

Prima Facie

19 Apr 23

The Q

This is not life. This is law.

Wild Thing

28 Apr 23

The Q

How far would you go for a friend?

Golden Days

6 May 23

The B

The Tenor from Oz, direct from London’s West End, sings the best songs from movies and musicals.

Puffs

11 May – 20 May 23

The Q

A fast-paced comedy that takes a whimsical look at what life looks like for the people never destined to save the world.

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

26 May – 27 May 23

The Q

A scientific race through the alphabet — where awesome words inspire awesome science!

Garry Starr Performs Everything

3 Jun 23

The Q

Theatre is dying. Garry is our only hope.

The Twits

13 Jul – 15 Jul 23

The Q

Dahl’s gruesome twosome The Twits, live on stage in a visually-spectacular, delightfully-disgusting, revoltingly-funny production for the whole family

Legacies

2 Aug – 5 Aug 23

The Q

There were once six Scottish lads who stowed away on a ship, chasing dreams of adventure…

Coil

8 Aug – 9 Aug 23

The Q

Streaming killed the video store. And that’s not all we lost…

JUST LIVE ON STAGE!

11 Aug – 12 Aug 23

The Q

Andy Griffiths’ awesome JUST series mashed together in a theatrical rodeo

Tim

25 Aug – 26 Aug 23

The Q

An unlikely friendship…

The Beanies Egg-Straordinary Day

7 Oct 23

The Q

Parenting: How hard boiled can it be?

Under the Influence

3 Nov – 4 Nov 23

The Q

A tragi-comic romp through the many moods of Mikelangelo

Triceratop

24 Nov – 25 Nov 23

The B

A gay dinosaur climate change love story parable about loneliness and eco disaster.

King Lear

29 Nov – 3 Dec 23

The Q

A bold, contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, King Lear.

About the season

With COVID and construction continuing to create difficulties (not to mention rate rises, a federal election, war, and the death of a Monarch), 2022 has kept it interesting right to the end. I am so grateful to our patrons who have stuck with us despite the craziness, and I’m excited to welcome everyone to our 15th year at The Q.

2023 features a handpicked season of plays from around our country that showcases the best in new Australian writing, inspiring local performers, comedy, cabaret, music and more. After the last 3 years of chaos, we are presenting you with a season that will entertain, intrigue, and delight you, but it will also inspire and provoke, and perhaps even be a catalyst for change.

Our Q the Locals programme enters its second year, and we are bringing you 2 mainstage productions from local artists—Legacies, written and directed by one of our 2022 Young Ambassadors, Rachel Pengilly, and Little Women—The Musical, produced by Heartstrings Theatre Company and directed by Ylaria Rogers (Urinetown, Shrek). We’re also programming a myriad selection of performances from around our region that will tug at your soul and make you laugh until you’re rolling in the aisles.

We will continue to champion our wonderful community of regional theatre makers with musicals from Queanbeyan Players and Free-Rain Theatre Company, as well as welcoming back the incredible classical musicians from the National Capital Orchestra. 

Our 2023 Season will make history come alive, bring literary classics to the stage like you’ve never seen them before, introduce kids to the stories their parents loved, and their parents to new characters and worlds.

While we can’t close the book on COVID yet, we can certainly turn the page. This is more than just a season brochure, this is an invitation to join us in opening the next chapter.

Welcome to 2023 at The Q!

Jordan Best
Artistic Director & Programming Manager

Watch the launch