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Echo Theatre Co

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Echo Theatre Co

Aspiring performers from across the region have access to a professional pathway with The Q’s theatre company, Echo Theatre. Echo has an increased focus on creating from within. Under the guidance of artistic director Jordan Best, Echo produces at least one show each year as part of the subscription season with a view to offering these shows across the wider region. Echo provides a rich creative environment that promotes the amazing wealth of established and developing talent that enriches our cultural landscape. 

Wolf Lullaby


A small country town…
A horrible crime…
An unimaginable suspect…

The beginning of 2021 saw The Q opening its doors once again with the award winning Australian play by Hillary Bell. Wolf Lullaby asks, when a child commits an act of terrible violence, who is really responsible?

Wolf Lullaby has enough psychological power to remain imprinted on the psyche of its audience. […] [It] should be priority viewing for anyone interested in experiencing the power of theatre to evoke apparently invisible realities within social and psychological existence.” – City News

Belfast Girls


In 2019, Echo staged the professional premier of Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick, the story of 5 famine orphans coming to Australia from Belfast in the 1850s. These extraordinary women are part of our history, helping to shape the Australia we know today.

“There is a stark and earthy authenticity to Jordan Best’s premiere production of Belfast Girls for Echo Theatre, the newly formed professional resident company at the Q. […] We see real women, bearing the burden of their poverty and struggle through dreams of escape and good fortune. We see women, true to their nature, fighting, supporting, comforting and confronting their identity during a three-month passage to a new and uncertain future. And we see women, determined to shake off the shackles of expectation and male authority.” – Peter Wilkins, The Canberra Times

Echo Youth

Launched in 2022, Echo Youth provides opportunities for our regions young artists to work with and learn from our established local artists.

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