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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