Tickets to Queensland Theatre’s 2022 Season are now on sale, giving the public the opportunity to secure seats to the first four shows: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, First Casualty, don’t ask what the bird look like and Bernhardt/Hamlet.

Artistic Director Lee Lewis says she is looking forward to connecting with a wider audience this year through the diverse array of storytelling on stage. “2022 is full of big, brave, bold shows that will prove the power of live storytelling. The classics are seen with modern eyes, and our new plays speak to issues that matter to us right now. Boundaries will be pushed, complacency will be challenged and we will laugh a lot. We want to invite people who have never been to the theatre to take a chance on a story told live in front of them. And we want to welcome back audiences who love theatre into vivid worlds with rich characters, wrestling with ideas that are exciting. Life is better with theatre!” Lewis said.

Opening the season on February 12, Margaret Harvey is directing Edward Albee’s electrifying masterpiece, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Harvey will enthrall audiences with her fresh vision of the classic, offering a dangerously funny portrait of a marriage in crisis. After much anticipation, First Casualty, a world premiere that delves into the experiences of Australian soldiers at war – written by serving Australian Army Lieutenant Colonel, Christopher Johnston, will play from March 12.

From May, Hannah Belanszky will take audiences on a journey as she reflects on her experience as a fair skinned First Nations woman through don’t ask what the bird look like. Directed by Queensland Theatre’s Associate Artist, Isaac Drandic (City of Gold), this story explores our relationships to culture with a light touch of humour and a philosophical undercurrent.

Breaking boundaries in June, Lee Lewis takes on Theresa Rebeck’s Bernhardt/Hamlet. Following the real-life backstage story of Sarah Bernhardt as she upends the status quo, feminises the sacred role of the Prince of Denmark and attempts to save her debt-ridden theatre.

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