Unique performers selling out Moncrieff shows


From a reptile lover and big-name Aussie musicians to a magical possum, the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre is playing host to a range of unique performers with sold out shows kickstarting an already successful year.

Community and cultural services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said Steve Backshall’s show Deadly 60, based on the highly popular ABC TV children’s series, sold out two shows in January.

Deadly 60 with Steve Backshall (left) showcased at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre this year, much to the delight of Alexandra Park Zoo's David Flack.

The upcoming John Butler Trio performances also sold out weeks in advance for the February 20 show.

“It’s fantastic to see our theatre full,” Cr Peters said.

“This is what it’s all about. We are responding to the community by creating a great yearly program containing things that residents want to see and be part of.”

The Moncrieff launched its 2019 Season Booklet last Saturday at an event showcasing excellence in local film making and music.

Topology, one of Queensland’s well-known contemporary classical music ensembles, worked with four local composers to create a soundtrack to a new film about the life cycle of the turtles by local filmmaker David Quarrell of Associate Media.

The showcase was part of the Queensland At Home tour, preceded by the world premiere of the film,From the Depths.

“Everyone I spoke to loved the new program,” Cr Peters said.

“I saw plenty of people walking out with their books dog-eared with the shows they’re planning to see for the rest of the year.”

For the kids

Cr Peters said one of the stand out features of the 2019 program was a great range of live events for children and young people.

“Possum Magic, a new stage adaptation of Mem Fox’s famous book, is showing in August and two shows are nearly sold out already,” Cr Peters said.

“We have had to book a third show because there’s been so much interest and there’s so much more with music, theatre, dance and film events right throughout the year.”

See what’s on at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre this year by visit the website at www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au