Head Full of Love

"An extraordinary piece of theatre..."

The Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival is fast approaching and Tilly Napuljari is running out of time to finish her new creation and enter it for judging. Nessa Tavistock, a Sydneysider, has run away to the Red Centre to escape her own problems back in the big smoke.

With time and talk, they realise that despite their differences in language, surroundings and upbringing, they are not so different after all. In making their beanie together, Tilly and Nessa’s stories become entwined and made into a thing of beauty – row by row, colour by colour, yarn by yarn.

Head Full of Love is the story of these two remarkable women and the unlikely but inspiring friendship which forms between them. It invites you to look differently at the possibilities of the humble beanie: a much-loved everyday item, and an extension of ourselves and the everyday lives we wear.

Wesley Enoch, who was announced as the new director of the Sydney Festival on 2 June, directs this intricate, warm and wisely told tale by Australian playwright Alana Valentine (Run Rabbit Run, Parramatta Girls).

Queensland Theatre Company’s Head Full of Love opened, surprising and delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews.

“…Head Full of Love will make you think, make you laugh and make you cry. And really, isn’t that what theatre is all about?” ArtsHub

“Director Wesley Enoch’s touch is imprinted on every story – honesty, simplicity and imagination pervading all.” The Australian.

Head Full of Love is the most beautiful, vibrant, straightforward storytelling you will experience all year. From the head and heart of Playwright, Alana Valentine (Run Rabbit Run and Parramatta Girls), this is an extraordinary piece of theatre and one of the most important current works in this country, in terms of art and politics marrying up to inspire social change.” XS Entertainment.

Head Full of Love’s visit to the Joan is accompanied by an Alice Springs Beanie Festival exhibition.

Please note: Head Full of Love contains some coarse language and adult themes

SINGLE TICKETS $45 ADULT / $40 CONCESSION

OR

PUT THIS IN YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACK TO SAVE BETWEEN $5-$15 PER TICKET!

Director Wesley Enoch

Associate Director Catarina Hebbard

Writer Alana Valentine

Performers Annie Byron, Paula Delaney Nazarski

Composer Brett Collery

Set Designer Simone Romaniuk

Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

Producer Queensland Theatre Company

Commissioning Producer Darwin Festival

Tour produced by Performing Lines for Blak Lines with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

 

Annie Byron is a familiar face to stage and screen audiences, based in Sydney. Appearing in diverse films like Wolf Creek 2 through to Muriel’s Wedding, Annie also regularly appears in productions from Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin Theatre Company and more.

Paula Delaney Nazarski is an actor, playwright and storyteller well-known in Queensland, and more broadly as the playwright behind the QTC adaptation of Mother Courage And Her Children. Paula is a Ngugi woman from Quandamooka country, and also works as a translator and cultural consultant.

  • Saturday, Jun 13 2015 8:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 13 2015 2:00pm

The Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival is fast approaching and Tilly Napuljari is running out of time to finish her new creation and enter it for judging. Nessa Tavistock, a Sydneysider, has run away to the Red Centre to escape her own problems back in the big smoke.

With time and talk, they realise that despite their differences in language, surroundings and upbringing, they are not so different after all. In making their beanie together, Tilly and Nessa’s stories become entwined and made into a thing of beauty – row by row, colour by colour, yarn by yarn.

Head Full of Love is the story of these two remarkable women and the unlikely but inspiring friendship which forms between them. It invites you to look differently at the possibilities of the humble beanie: a much-loved everyday item, and an extension of ourselves and the everyday lives we wear.

Wesley Enoch, who was announced as the new director of the Sydney Festival on 2 June, directs this intricate, warm and wisely told tale by Australian playwright Alana Valentine (Run Rabbit Run, Parramatta Girls).

Queensland Theatre Company’s Head Full of Love opened, surprising and delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews.

“…Head Full of Love will make you think, make you laugh and make you cry. And really, isn’t that what theatre is all about?” ArtsHub

“Director Wesley Enoch’s touch is imprinted on every story – honesty, simplicity and imagination pervading all.” The Australian.

Head Full of Love is the most beautiful, vibrant, straightforward storytelling you will experience all year. From the head and heart of Playwright, Alana Valentine (Run Rabbit Run and Parramatta Girls), this is an extraordinary piece of theatre and one of the most important current works in this country, in terms of art and politics marrying up to inspire social change.” XS Entertainment.

Head Full of Love’s visit to the Joan is accompanied by an Alice Springs Beanie Festival exhibition.

Please note: Head Full of Love contains some coarse language and adult themes

SINGLE TICKETS $45 ADULT / $40 CONCESSION

OR

PUT THIS IN YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACK TO SAVE BETWEEN $5-$15 PER TICKET!

Director Wesley Enoch

Associate Director Catarina Hebbard

Writer Alana Valentine

Performers Annie Byron, Paula Delaney Nazarski

Composer Brett Collery

Set Designer Simone Romaniuk

Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

Producer Queensland Theatre Company

Commissioning Producer Darwin Festival

Tour produced by Performing Lines for Blak Lines with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

 

Annie Byron is a familiar face to stage and screen audiences, based in Sydney. Appearing in diverse films like Wolf Creek 2 through to Muriel’s Wedding, Annie also regularly appears in productions from Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin Theatre Company and more.

Paula Delaney Nazarski is an actor, playwright and storyteller well-known in Queensland, and more broadly as the playwright behind the QTC adaptation of Mother Courage And Her Children. Paula is a Ngugi woman from Quandamooka country, and also works as a translator and cultural consultant.

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