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The Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival is fast approaching and Tilly Napuljari is out of time to finish her new creation in time to enter it for judging.

Head Full of Love

Venue Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
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Dates From 7 Jul to 11 Aug 2012

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The Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival is fast approaching and Tilly Napuljari is out of time to finish her new creation in time to enter it for judging. Nessa Tavistock, a Sydneysider, has run away to the red centre to escape her own problems back in the big smoke. Head Full of Love is the story of these two remarkable women and the unlikely but inspiring friendship which forms between them. It invites you to look differently at the possibilities of the humble beanie: a much-loved everyday item, and an extension of ourselves and the everyday lives we wear.

This intricate, warm and wisely told tale by Australian playwright Alana Valentine (Run Rabbit Run, Parramatta Girls) is directed by Wesley Enoch and stars Colette Mann (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Strange Bedfellows) and Roxanne McDonald (Skin of our Teeth, Parramatta Girls, The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table).

Please note: Head Full of Love contains some coarse language and adult themes

Queensland Theatre Company’s Head Full of Love opened, surprising and delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews.

“…Head Full of Love will make you think, make you laugh and make you cry. And really, isn’t that what theatre is all about?” ArtsHub

“McDonald and Mann are superlative storytellers who negotiate their way through their turbulent relationship with contagious humour and disarming charm. Director Wesley Enoch's touch is imprinted on every story - honesty, simplicity and imagination pervading all.” The Australian.

“Head Full of Love is the most beautiful, vibrant, straightforward storytelling you will experience all year. From the head and heart of Playwright, Alana Valentine (Run Rabbit Run and Parramatta Girls), this is an extraordinary piece of theatre and one of the most important current works in this country, in terms of art and politics marrying up to inspire social change.” XS Entertainment.

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12:14 PM - 10/08/2012
By Janelle Colquhoun
Some stories need to be told, and Head Full of Love does this eloquently. Colette and Roxanne give a powerful and lovely performance and do a great job of educating audiences - probably previously unaware of the terrible kidney failure and dialysis issues rife among our indigenous communities. The play made me and my family laugh and sadly reflect - I suffered through 3 years of dialysis and as a past President of the Kidney Support Network, I was delighted that general audiences became aware of what it means to have kidney failure and how much worse it is for our indigenous communities. This play and its power should not be missed. Thankyou QTC, Wesley, Colette and Roxanne.
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1:36 PM - 8/07/2012
By Claire H
A touching play that gave you some laughs and affection; then someting to think on further as the underlying issues emerge. Thoroughly enjoyable

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