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October 8, 2017

The expectation and excitement of the audience contribute to the symphony of talent on stage to create a truly memorable live, stage show experience. Book or win yours now!





The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, opens its Brisbane season from December 26th 2017 in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. This exciting new production of MAMMA MIA! is produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick.



“MAMMA MIA! is exactly what we all need – an uplifting, fun-filled, heartfelt night at the theatre which puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step. The timeless tracks of ABBA never fail to bring joy to audiences across the world and we are delighted to be producing MAMMA MIA! once again across Australia. We are also thrilled with the incredibly talented creative team and cast we have assembled to bring this story and these songs to life on stage night after night,” Withers says.


MAMMA MIA! features a stella line up of principal cast; Natalie O’Donnell, Sarah Morrinson, Alicia Gardiner, Jayde Westaby, Ian Stenlake, Phillip Lowe, Josef Ber and Stephen Mahy.



Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.


Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in what will be a stunning new production, audiences are invited to join the party of a lifetime. A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages.

       Tickets on sale now via or call 136 246.


The 78-Storey Treehouse


As part of QPAC’s SummerSet program, families can get set for their imaginations to climb even higher with the world premier season of a brand new stage show, The 78-Storey Treehouse, based on the hugely popular self-reader book by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton, in QPAC’s Playhouse from 13- 23 December 2017.


It’s the fourth book to follow the popular series (13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouse) and cleverly crafted into a stage play by Richard Tulloch.

The 78-Storey Treehouse at QPAC follows the sold-out season of The 13-Storey Treehouse which thrilled young audiences when it came to the Playhouse stage earlier in the year.


Don’t miss being one of the first to see this much loved book come to life on stage.


The 78-Storey Treehouse is recommended for children aged 
6 years and above.

       Tickets on sale now via or call 136 246.


Emily Brown and The Thing


Something MONSTROUS is keeping Emily Brown awake. One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. He has lost his cuddly and absolutely can’t get to sleep without it. Emily and Stanley bravely set off into the Dark and Scary Wood in search of the missing cuddly but on their return they find that the Thing can’t sleep without hot milk or his tickly cough medicine. The question is: what is really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep?


Parents and children the world over will recognise the bizarre excuses a child makes to keep the light on at bedtime. Emily Brown and the Thing demonstrates the importance of talking with children and finding out what is really going on in their complex imaginations.



Tall Stories (creators of The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale stage shows) are delighted to bring to Brisbane their highly acclaimed production Emily Brown and the Thing, an imaginative adaptation of the much-loved book by the award-winning duo Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon) and Neal Layton. Presented in the newly refurbished Cremorne Theatre, created in Tall Stories’ unique style, Emily Brown and the Thing is told with original music, beautiful puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy and runs from 12-23 December as part of QPAC’s popular SummerSet program. Recommended for children aged 3 years and up.  With something for every age group, QPAC has your family’s summer entertainment all set.


        All shows on sale now, book via or call 136 246.


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