Blue Roo Theatre Company

Blue Roo Theatre Company creates contemporary performances lead by the artistry, experiences and imaginations of an ensemble of artists with diverse ability and impairment.

Through unique artistic collaborations they redefine theatrical genres. The personal and private investment of the artists ensures that the work connects with everyone and poetically engages the public, social and political discussions.

Upcoming

10th Year Celebration Ball

Saturday September 14 2019

We're excited!

On 14 September 2019, Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc. is celebrating 10 years of inclusive and heart-warming public performances with the Blue Roo 10 Year Celebration Ball.

Ten years of amazing artists, their artistic production crew and their carers sharing their performances and joyfulness across Queensland.

Ten years of making a real difference to the lives of people with disability through their involvement in creating quality performances.

Ten years of raising community awareness of the resilience, courage and creativity of people with disability and their families.

Join us celebrating 10 extraordinary years

Saturday 14 September 2019, 6pm to 10pm

Boulevard Room, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,

Merivale Street and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

Formal dress

Ticket prices

Non concession: $60

Concession: $30  (Concession tickets are only available for current performers' family members and former performers)

Current Performers: Free

Click here for tickets

Commedia dell'Arte in Hotel Pantelone

Wednesday July 24 2019

The Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc. are bringing their delightful Commedia dell’Arte production, Hotel Pantelone Two- The Musical, to North Queensland and Cape York Aboriginal communities.

The Blue Roo Theatre Company provides opportunities for people with a disability to become actively involved and engaged in the performing arts, and Hotel Pantelone Two is a celebration of sharing laughter and joy, highlighting the creativity and resilience of artists with disabilities.

Commedia dell'Arte is famous around the world. This genre of theatre, born in the 16th century and developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, is based on humour, improvisation and masks. Travelling theatre companies moved from one town to another, sharing their jokes and wit.

“The production crew, artists and their facilitators are very excited to share their production with the people and families of the Yarrabah, Wujal Wujal and Hopevale Aboriginal Shire Councils,” declared Clark Crystal, Artistic Director.

“The artists have regularly been performing in South East Queensland and now we have the opportunity to share the production with Far North Queensland, thanks to the support of the Arts Queensland’s Play Queensland Fund program. This is very exciting and will be great fun,” explained Tanya Fomin, Tour Manager.

“The North Queensland and Cape York Commedia dell’Arte tour will support the Far North Queensland theatre culture and raise awareness of the resilience, courage and creativity of people with disability,” said Deborah Walker, Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc., President.

Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc is performing Hotel Pantelone Two – the Musical on:

Wednesday, 24th July 2019

  • the Yarrabah High School Secondary Campus at 10 am

  • the Mutkin Aged Care facility at 11 am

  • the Yarrabah State Primary School Primary Campus at 1.20pm

 

Friday, 26th July 2019

  • Wujal Wujal Community Event and workshop at 12 noon

  • the Bloomfield River State School at 1.30pm

    Monday 29th July 2019

  • the Hopevale Aged Care Facility at 10 am

  • the Community Performance, Council at 12.30pm

  • the Cape York Aboriginal Australia Academy Hopevale Campus at 2.30pm

 

You can keep up with all Blue Roo’s North Queensland and Cape York Commedia dell’Arte tour news by listening to the National Indigenous Radio Service.