Tag: touring

  • 1975: On tour with QTC’s “The Rainmaker”

    1975: On tour with QTC’s “The Rainmaker”

    It’s been quite a while since I wrote this little piece for the QTC’s 1975 newsletter No 2. I found it today as I was researching materials for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Company. Touring around the vast distances of this country is still a way of life for actors – some things never…

  • A commonwealth of theatres

    Suddenly it’s apparent how much performing arts touring is being done throughout Australia. Not that we haven’t always had small and large companies on the road most of the time since white settlement – well, maybe a little after white settlement – but it’s really, really visible right now. For the past few weeks, corporate…

  • Being There: On Tour

    An enormously important and formative experience in my life as a young actor was that of being on tour for many weeks, and schools’ tours at that. It was 1971, and I was fresh from drama school in the UK, and back home in Queensland. The new state theatre company (Queensland Theatre Company or QTC…