The Longest Minute by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd is the perfect storm of theatre and sports, and will move you to tears and cheers.
One football club, one family, and one unforgettable NRL grand final. Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-Queensland nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.
Jess Wright was born on the night of the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game in Townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank ‘Black Flash’ Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition to play. But as a girl in a male-dominated sport, she faces more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys. Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.
The Longest Minute was originally produced by Queensland Theatre, debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company premiering at the JUTE theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns on May 2, 2018 before seasons at Dancenorth Townsville, Cremone Theatre QPAC Brisbane and Pilbeam Theatre Rockhampton.
ISBN: 978 1 925338 61 4
"The Longest Minute is the perfect storm of theatre and sports, and will move you to ters and cheers."
— LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
"There are few plays where you could say honestly that anyone, theatre lover or not, rugby league fanatic or not, will enjoy it, but this refreshing and authentic homegrown story is one of those rare examples."
— THE AUSTRALIAN
"The Longest Minute will not only break your heart, but fill it with soul (and side-splitting laughs)."
— BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE
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