JUTE Theatre Company Presents:

Event: The Longest Minute


Coproduction with Queensland Theatre and debase productions.

by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd



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-QLD 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 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.

Queensland Theatre joins forces with debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns to bring this iconically Queensland story to audiences across the state.


‘Sport and theatre have so much in common and I love them both: their sense of drama and spectacle, of heroes and villains, and triumphs against the odds. The last few minutes of the 2015 NRL Grand Final is almost the perfect piece of storytelling’ - Sam Strong.


Cast & Crew

Director: Bridgett Boyle
Designer: SimonaCosentini
Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright


Jeremy Ambrum
Louise Brehmer
Lafe Charlton
Chenoa Deemal
Mark Sheppard
David Terry


Event details

Dates:Friday, 4 May 2018 - Saturday, 12 May 2018

6.30PM: Tuesday + Wednesday
7.30PM: Thursday + Friday + Saturday
11.00AM: Thursday (May 10 2018)
2.00PM: Saturday (May 12 2018)

The show runs for approximately 2 hours with one 20-minute interval. Rated: PG.

Program:JUTE Theatre Company

Adult $39 | Concession $34 | Groups of 4 or more $37 each

Opening Night
Openign Night Adult $50 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Concession $45 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Groups of 4 or more $48 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)


Theatre is for everyone! Prices are set to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Please note that you can also attend a JUTE show free of charge simply by volunteering a minimum of two hours towards the production. Excludes opening night.


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