Queensland Theatre Vietgone

Must close 18 Nov
Playhouse, QPAC
2 hours 30 minutes
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
$71 - $99 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Available Discounts

Senior, Concession, Youth, Groups, Schools


Saigon has fallen. Helicopter pilot Quang and strongwilled Tong have both narrowly escaped the end of the Vietnam War and find themselves in a new and deeply strange country.

Thrown together in the arrival camp in Arkansas, they must navigate a mystifying dustland of rednecks, bikers, hippies and cowboys. Tong wants to make a fresh start in the land of opportunity, while Quang just wants to get home. But what if the spark growing between them was to ignite?

With its in-your-face ninja action and pulse-pounding hip-hop music, Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone is an inventive and genre-bending live-action theatrical cartoon — an irreverent, pulp fiction-style take on the love story that may (or may not) have led to his own birth.

This perfect finale to 2023 will be co-directed by Daniel Evans and Ngọc Phan on the Playhouse stage at QPAC. Cue the glitter cannon.

Presented by Queensland Theatre

Special Events

Play Briefing

  • Mon 30 Oct 2023, 6:00 PM

Night with the Artists

  • Mon 13 Nov 2023, 6:30 PM

Book the Night with the Artists to learn more about the audition process for an actor, how a character was developed, and why that piece of music was chosen. Following the show, the cast and creatives discuss the process with you.


  • Written by Qui Nguyen
  • Directed by Daniel Evans and Ngọc Phan
  • Original Music by Shane Rettig
  • Co-Director Daniel Evans
  • Co-Director Ngọc Phan
  • Designer Christina Smith
  • Associate Costume Designer Nathalie Ryner
  • Lighting Designer Bernie Tan-Hayes
  • Composer/Sound Designer Mike Willmett
  • Sound System Designer Michael Waters
  • Video Designer Nevin Howell
  • Choreography and Movement Kate Harman and Gavin Webber
  • Hip Hop Consultant Minh Nguyen
  • Stage Manager Yanni Dubler
  • Assistant Stage Manager Bridget O'Brien
  • SM Secondment Leila Marsden
  • Cast includes Aljin Abella, Patrick Jhanur, Hieu Luong, Kristie Nguy, Ngọc Phan and Will Tran

Contributing Artists

  • Cultural Safety Advisor Katrina Irawati Graham
  • Cultural Consultant Việt Trần
  • Fight and Intimacy Director NJ Price
  • Voice and Dialect Coach Gabrielle Rogers
  • Vocal Coach Luke Kennedy

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