Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-QLD nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment

Jess was born on the night of the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game in Townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank ‘Black Flash’ Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition to play. But as a girl in a male-dominated sport, she faces more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys. Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.

Queensland Theatre joins forces with debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns to bring this iconically Queensland story to audiences across the state.

In the 2015 grand final, the Cowboys beat the Broncos 17-16 thanks to a Johnathan Thurston field goal in golden point.

“Sport and theatre have so much in common and I love them both: their sense of drama and spectacle, of heroes and villains, and triumphs against the odds. The last few minutes of the 2015 NRL Grand Final is almost the perfect piece of storytelling.” Sam Strong

Written by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd
Directed by Bridget Boyle
Composer/Sound Design Kim Busty Beatz Bowers
Designers Simone Tesorieri and Simona Consentini
LX Designer Jason Glenwright

Cast includes Jeremy Ambrum, Louise Brehmer, Lafe Charlton, Chenoa Deemal, Mark Sheppard and David Terry.


    This production contains strong coarse language, haze and strobe.

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Queensland Theatre, debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company co-production

Pricing Guide

Sat 7:30pm Adult $69 Senior^ $66 Concession^^ $61
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Wed 1pm & Sat 2pm Adult $62 Senior^ $59 Concession^^ $54 Youth^^^ $35
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