Waltzing Matilda will be brought to life on stage at the Warwick Town Hall.
Waltzing Matilda will be brought to life on stage at the Warwick Town Hall.

Matilda waltzes into town

SO you have read all about Queensland’s past in the history books, but now learn about it when Banjo Patterson’s characters and words come to life on the stage of Warwick Town Hall.

Waltzing Our Matilda offers up a new take on opera with a uniquely Australian feel – telling uniquely Australian tales.

Warwick Arts Council member Margot Cory encouraged locals to get to the Opera Queensland production which debuted in Brisbane in 2009.

“It won’t be like anything they have seen before,” she said.

“It’s not the old style of opera. It’s really a theatrical journey through the history of the state.”

She said even people who didn’t like the musical genre would get a kick out of the show.

“They’ll be doing Australian songs – some real gems – so I think people will really understand it. It’s clever and funny and always entertaining.”

Ms Cory said she hoped people would get out and support the touring show when it came to Warwick on August 6.

Jason Barry-Smith will star as the legendary Banjo Paterson, Emily Burke as the infamous soprano Dame Nellie Melba, Zoe Taylor as Bundaberg-born soprano Gladys Moncrieff, Guy Booth as distinguished bass-baritone Peter Dawson and David Kidd as renowned Queensland tenor Donald Smith.

Saturday, August 6, at Warwick Town Hall at 3pm.

Tickets are available at Stephanie’s Lingerie and Mayfair Casket Agency Warwick

Adult $28

QAQ/WAC member $18

School child $15

QAC member child $10

Group 10 adults and concession $22

Group children $10 (one free ticket per 10)

Family of five $70.



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