IMAGE BY BENJAMIN KNAPTON, DIRECTOR

 

 

He Dreamed a Train

 

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The compelling, heartwarming and beautiful story of a sister and her brother as they face his premature death.

 

A family’s joys and challenges are revealed in this special show by one of Brisbane’s theatre treasures, Margi Brown Ash together with her son Travis Ash.

 

Returning to the family home, childhood memories and the human depths of love and loss are explored through words full of wisdom and big-picture thinking. This is contemporary theatre at its best: a deeply personal story where the show is named after brother David Brown’s book by the same name.

 

Multi-award winning artist Margi Brown Ash and acclaimed director Benjamin Knapton join forces to present a reworking of this show combining stunning digital projection and beautifully told storytelling.

 

In a Brisbane first, Margi Brown Ash will perform two of her shows back to back in a rare Double Bill performance, exclusively for Brisbane audiences – the acclaimed He Dreamed a Train and her award-winning Eve. Be sure to check out Double Bill options under “Packages.”

 

Both He Dreamed a Train and Eve explore the difficulty of belonging when faced with the ruptures of illness and death.

 

He Dreamed a Train has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

 

Supported by Metro Arts Theatre and Playlab.

Eve

 

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Brisbane’s own doyen of theatre, Margi Brown Ash, crawls beneath the skin of Australia’s Virginia Woolf: the enigmatic Eve Langley.

 

Eve is the fictional story of a writer caught somewhere between the domestic and the artistic; a story of a reluctant mother and passionate artist; a story for anyone who’s ever felt as if they never belonged.

 

Inspired by Australian writer Eve Langley, Eve is part memoir, part fiction, part homage to the sacrifice of the artist. Eve is revealed as a woman at odds with her prescribed position as wife and mother to three children and longs to be left alone to interpret the world through her viciously beautiful prose.

 

In a Brisbane first, Margi Brown Ash will perform two of her shows back to back in a rare Double Bill performance, exclusively for Brisbane audiences – her award-winning Eve and the acclaimed He Dreamed a Train. Be sure to check out Double Bill options under “Packages.”

 

Both Eve and He Dreamed a Train explore the difficulty of belonging when faced with the ruptures of illness and death.

 

Eve has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

 

Supported by The Blue Room Theatre, Metro Arts Theatre, Playlab, and Curtin University.

 

BELOW IMAGE BY STEPHEN HENRY