As part of QPAC’s support of Common Ground Queensland, audience members were encouraged to make a gold coin donation in return for a copy of their souvenir show program. Through this initiative QPAC was able to raise $1,200 to go to Common Ground Queensland for their work in ending homeless in the community.
  • Please note: There will be strictly no admittance to the theatre once the performance has commenced.

After a sell-out Sydney season earlier this year at Belvoir Street, one of Australia’s favourite and most respected actors and presenters Noni Hazlehurst makes her mainstage Brisbane theatre debut in the critically acclaimed production of Mother.

Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive. It gives voice to the fallen and dispossessed, to those who exist at the edge of safety, at the point of being undone.

Written by acclaimed Australian playwright Daniel Keene, with his usual characteristic lyricism, Mother is a solo performance wrought with tenderness and loneliness in equal measure.

Noni Hazlehurst has been touring Mother for over two years and everywhere it goes audiences are swept away. It’s a moving and powerful play by one of our great writers, written specially for one of our great actors.

“If you want to see one of Australia’s finest actors at the height of her powers, rush out to see this. BYO compassion and don’t forget your tissues.” The Courier-Mail
“Perfect theatre; sheer entertainment with pathos interspersed with humour dark and light and a character so real that it cut deep into the heart.” Absolute Theatre


Director Matt Scholten
Set, Costume and Props Designer Kat Chan
Lighting Designer Tom Willis
Sound Designer Darius Kedros
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Photography Serena Ryan
An If Theatre Production


    This production contains haze and is suitable for Year 11 and Year 12 students, aged 15+ due to strong language, drug references and adult themes.


    There will be no admittance to the theatre once the performance has commenced.

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"Noni Hazlehurst delivers the performance of a lifetime." By The Sydney Morning Herald

"Scholten directs with great sensitivity, never letting the play slide into sentimentality. With an unforgettable performance by Hazlehurst, it’s harrowing, heartbreaking theatre." By Jo Litson, The Sunday Telegraph

"Essential theatre. Keene wrote Mother for as a vehicle for Hazlehurst and under Matt Scholten’s direction it takes just seconds for her to disappear into her role. She measures every sentence, every word perfectly and delivers an hour-or-so of pitiless storytelling flawlessly." By Jason Blake, Audrey Journal