Queensland Theatre Dear Brother

7 - 28 Sep 2024
Bille Brown Theatre
Duration TBC
$70 - $97

Available Discounts

Senior, Concession, Youth, Groups, Schools


Young men from different corners of Queensland blow into the big smoke burning with unbridled energy, desire and confusion. Each of them filled with the need to escape, to make something of their lives, to defy the hand that life has dealt them. An individual ignition has driven them all to Brisbane but something else – something ancestral – will bring them together. 

Caught between adolescence and adulthood, these young fellas will converge and wrestle with themselves, each other, their ghosts and a deep-etched sense of duty to Country. Together they’ll lay themselves bare and bond as brothers over what it means to be a young Aboriginal man in 2024. 

This high energy work, presented with BlakDance as part of Brisbane Festival, is all about giving today’s young Murri men a voice, one that challenges the narrative around public perceptions of Aboriginal masculinity.  

Using dance, music and poetry, this form-defying work features Girramay and Kalkadoon man Tibian Wyles and Djabuganjdji man Lenny Donahue in a tour-de-force performance that is as physical as it is heartfelt. 

Presented by Queensland Theatre, BlakDance and in association with Brisbane Festival 

Special Events

Night with the Artists

  • Mon 16 Sep 2024, 6:30 PM

If you want to know about the audition process for an actor, how a character was developed, or why that piece of music was chosen, consider booking the Night with the Artists performances on selected evenings. Following the show, the cast and creatives discuss the process with you.


To book the below accessibility enhanced performances please contact Queensland Theatre Ticketing Team on 1800 355 528 or email sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au.


  • Wed 18 Sep 2024, 1:00 PM

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.

Audio Described

  • Sat 21 Sep 2024, 2:00 PM

Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision. 

Auslan Interpreted

  • Mon 23 Sep 2024, 6:30 PM

Selected performances are professionally signed by Auslan interpreters. 

Tactile Tour

  • Sat 21 Sep 2024, 2:00 PM

Tactile tours offer blind and low-vision patrons the chance to touch and examine props and costumes and hear the cast and crew describe the visual aspects of the production. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming tactile tours, please contact Peter at psutherland@queenslandtheatre.com.au. Tours start 90 minutes before the designated start time of the performance.


  • Written by Lenny Donahue and Tibian Wyles
  • Directed by Isaac Drandic

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