Q Up The Coast Triple Bill

Opening new windows on the worlds of human connection

Q Up The Coast have brought together 3 very different shows that explore the basic human need of connection.

“Separation Anxieties” is a one-man show. Roscoe wakes up frightened in the middle of the night to find there is no phone, no internet and no television. He becomes anxious as he realises and then struggles to deal with his lack of connection. Dark memories resurface and past wounds re-open without the constant distractions of a media-filled world.

“Volume” by Tremayne Gordon was originally performed at Brisbane’s DIY Festival in 2015 with a follow up season at the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2016. It follows the meeting of two strangers and their journey to friendship via a hefty disagreement about their musical tastes. In learning about each other’s differences the two find a common ground that results in friendship.

“…k” began as a devised performance by USC drama students in 2015. It centres on the stories of a few characters and their interactions on social media with both happy and devastating results. Topics include online dating and cat-fishing. In 2017 it will be re-developed, led by two of the original collaborators for the Anywhere Festival.

** All tickets $20. Group bookings of 10+ $12 – call the office on 07 3102 4683 **

2 reviews

  1. Fabulous

    We went tonight and enjoyed the shows so much ! Great night out, great plays and fantastic actors . Well done everyone 🙂

  2. Q up the Coast Triple Bill
    A reminder of how we all function in our technological world clutching mobiles and laptops and how the very things that help us communicate also contribute to de-communication.
    The well chosen casts in all three plays portrayed the people that we have become and recognize, some scenes were akin to watching Big Brother, most notable was the excellent acoustics in this suitable space in C Square, Majestic Cinema foyer. The acoustics are so good though that other patrons caused some distraction outside of the space and it has to be said that this venue needs to provide directional and instructional signage when companies are patronising the venue.
    However, as a resident of Nambour, it was refreshing to see an almost full house for this new work. Most notable was the use of ‘lighting’ in ‘K’, a well rehearsed synchronization of mobile torches in answer to disturbing questions of technological etiquette. Loved it!
    A style with directors Anthony Borsato, Lara Qualtrough is well recorded use of voiceovers, but particularly notable was the spot on cueing of pings and rings, which in reality also punctuate our own lives. The dangers of catfishing could be developed into a school touring work, and particularly memorable was the well executed non-naturalistic style of Red speaking online about the ‘hunt’.
    Simple use of set and excellent audience connection, projection a little low in some places.
    Flattering lighting throughout. Again, excellent and innovative use of mobile phone light, particularly in a scene whereby the actor in monologue was lit by another actor from floor level.
    Every actor was enthusiastic, well rehearsed, line and movement perfect. Connection visible between actors and audience, thorughy enjoyable was the unexpected and fun dance scene in ‘Volume’ with the female lead in strap on submarine. Anthony Borsato, I am told, was a delight to watch holding the audience with his well written piece.
    Borsato and Qualtrough will, I am certain, journey South with future work towards city festivals, they have proved with Q up the Coast that they have the innovation and commitment to make theatre happen….anywhere.
    Catherine Steer
    Artistic Director
    Queensland School of Performing Arts

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Q Up The Coast @ Majestic Cinemas


Cinema Foyer, Majestic Cinemas
C-Square, 52-64 Currie St, Nambour QLD 4560

52-64 Currie Street
Nambour QLD 4560
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Thursday - Saturday: 7.30pm - 8.45pm; Sunday 6.30pm - 7.45pm