Horizon by Maxine Mellor

Horizon by Maxine Mellor

‘Nothing like hitting the road to leave your troubles behind.’

With the horizon ahead of them, Cole and Sky drive into the guts of the country in search of freedom. Cole’s dad is sick, Sky is bored of the corporate ladder, and so they’re excited to hit the road and leave their problems behind.

Their newfound freedom is underscored by a long-forgotten mix tape buried deep in the glovebox, but out of the static emerges the past. When secrets start to leak from the car, dingoes begin to stalk them, and the bush seems more haunting than before. The road trip games aren’t fun anymore.

Horizon keeps who we are in the rear-view mirror and asks us what it is we can see in the heat-distorted bitumen ahead?

Horizon by Maxine Mellor is an AWGIE Award winning work for Best Stage Original Script and the 2022 winner of the David Williamson Prize. 


TICKETING INFORMATION

ADULTS: $49.00
CONCESSION: $42.00
YOUTH (30 AND UNDER) : $37.00
SCHOOL BOOKINGS:
GROUPS UP TO 10: $25.00
GROUPS OF 11 – 20: $20.00
GROUPS OF 21+: $15.00
*$7.20 transaction fee applies to all ticket purchases.


REVIEWS

“…it is a thrilling ride not for the faint of heart, but rather those who like their drama with a bit of terror because once you’ve seen one monster, you see them everywhere.” – Blue Curtains Brisbane 

“Intense and unnerving in the best possible way, ‘Horizon’ confronts theatre-goers with these questions and more.” –

Horizon sets itself up as an in-depth and undoubtedly confrontational experience…the end result is a confronting and thought-provoking work.” – Rhumer Diball, Downstage Discernment

More Information

SEASON DATES

Wed 31 Jul – Sat 10 Aug 2024

PREVIEW NIGHTS

Wed 31 Jul - Thur 1 Aug

OPENING NIGHT

Fri 2 Aug

VENUE

Underground Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse

DURATION

90mins, no interval

AGES

Suitable for 16+.

PLAYWRIGHT

Maxine Mellor

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURG

Ian lawson

VIDEO DESIGNER

Nathan Sibthorpe

LX DESIGNER

David Walters

SOUND DESIGNER

Guy Webster

STAGE MANAGER

Mikayla Hosking

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Nicola Jones

CAST

Julian Curtis

Ashlee Lollback


Maxine Mellor

Maxine Mellor

Maxine Mellor has authored over thirty plays, and had work produced throughout Australia.

Awards include the Queensland Theatre Company’s Young Playwright’s Award (2001, 2002, 2003), the QTC George Landen Dann Award (2004), and a Matilda Award for best new independent work for Performance (2005) for Magda’s Fascination with Wax Cats. In 2012 she won Inscription’s Edward Albee New York City Residency Scholarship, and the 2012/2013 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. Maxine won the Max Afford Playwriting Award for 2014 for The Silver Alps. In 2017, Maxine received The Lord Mayor’s Young & Emerging Artists Fellowship to undertake professional development across Singapore, Iceland and the UK. In 2022 she was awarded the AWGIE award in the Original Stage Play category, and won the David Williamson Prize for Playwriting.

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Recent productions include Horizon (Playlab Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (a collaboration with the Danger Ensemble for La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival), Trollop (Queensland Theatre Company), Awkward Anthem (part of mka’s Group Show), and Anna Robi & The House of Dogs (Under the Radar). Other works for children include Sleeping Horses Lie (Terrapin Puppet Theatre), Desiree Din & the Red Forest (ATYP), and Maxine Mellor’s Mystery Project (QTC & The State Library of QLD). Her adaptation of The Wind in the Willows toured nationally and through Queensland regions in 2017. 

Maxine was selected to attend Inscription’s USA Playwriting and Screenwriting Tour in early 2015, and is currently working on her first feature film. 


Acknowledgements

A Playlab Theatre production. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.