Date(s) - 9 Jul 2016
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Performance, with the option of simultaneous captioning on your mobile or tablet device: Saturday, 9 July 2016 at 2pm
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Booking details: https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/countrysong/
YOU’LL LAUGH, CRY, DANCE AND MAYBE EVEN SING ALONG WITH THIS INSPIRING TALE.
“They laughed and cheered and had a wonderful time… A standing ovation” Crikey
Country Song is a fictionalised story wrapped around the life of Indigenous singing legend Jimmy Little – a witty, warm journey back into Australia’s recent past. It’s a rollicking celebration featuring music from some of Australia’s renowned Indigenous entertainers and pure escapist entertainment, revelling in the healing power of music.
It’s the ’70s, and Jimmy’s on top of the world but doubting himself – prompting a nostalgic journey through his past from talented teen to honey-voiced guitar-slinger to respected leader. Other pioneering Indigenous icons weave in and out of his life, such as songbird Auriel Andrew, boxer-turned-singer Lionel Rose, and firebrand activist Bobby McLeod. Together, they chalk up a list of firsts for their people as Australia goes through a turbulent change.
Michael Tuahine leads a cast of six actor/musicians in this warm and witty yarn drawing on the life of the gentleman balladeer, peppered with old-time hits from Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins to Jimmy’s own No.1 Royal Telephone and his covers of 80’s hits Under the Milky Way and Blackfella/Whitefella.
Canberra Theatre Centre presents Queensland Theatre Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre production
125 minutes, inclusive of interval.
This show contains replica firearm, mild coarse language, adult concepts (race and discrimination), smoke/haze effects.
No, this show is not suitable for children.