School of Arts coming to Warwick

PRESS that suit, shine those shoes and put on your best gown.

Gala charity show The School of Arts by Queensland's Bille Brown is coming to town and the proceeds are going to the Warwick and District Historic Society, Premier Anna Bligh has announced.

The show by Queensland Theatre Company and QPAC will be performed in six towns in Queensland, including Warwick on August 15.

“Travelling shows by travelling performing artists of this ilk are rare these days, but it's Queensland's birthday and it's our wish that Queenslanders in all parts of the State this year get to celebrate our people, our places and our stories,” Ms Bligh said.

“On August 15 it's the people of Warwick who have the opportunity to enjoy Queensland's 150th birthday party with a show that's an ode to the people of country Queensland and the performers who once traversed the State aboard Queensland Rail, bringing Shakespearean culture to their doors.

“The cast and crew are just as excited as the people in Warwick as this play has been busting to be told for a while and Bille's been wanting to tell it since his days at The School of Arts in Biloela.

The show will be performed at the Warwick Town Hall at 7.30pm. Bookings through Southern Downs Regional Council on 4661 0300.

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