Brisbane Festival and QUT present

Dead Centre/Sea Wall

15 - 19 Sep
Theatre Republic - The Loft
Red Stitch Actors Theatre (AUS)
Dead Centre by Tom Holloway, Sea Wall by Simon Stephens
Queensland Premiere

“I tell you… This country… There is something else going on here. Something that no-one talks about.”

A man and a woman are torn apart by a tragic loss. Bound together by their shared pain but living thousands of miles apart.

From two different continents, and two leading playwrights, comes an exhilarating double bill that explores the lives of two seemingly unconnected people in unexpected and heart-rending ways.

In Tom Holloway’s Dead Centre we meet Helen, who packs her bags and leaves Britain inspired by a Fosters ad, journeying to the land of Neighbours and Uluru in search of solace. In Simon Stephens’ Sea Wall, Alex’s story begins full of smiles as he speaks about his wife, visiting her father in the South of France, having a daughter, photography, and the bottom of the sea. But all is not as it seems.

Directed by Julian Meyrick, these beautifully written companion pieces explore family, place and how we deal with things that cannot be undone.


Spend the Evening at Theatre Republic and see two shows in one night for $45.

Artist Chat

Join us in the Theatre Republic Garden Bar on Friday 18 September at 8.55pm, as we chat to artists from Dead Centre Sea Wall. Check out the full line-up of our Free festival Artist Chats in the Theatre Republic Garden Bar.

This production contains adult themes and coarse language.
Photography by James Ballard
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No session information available
Duration : 60 minutes

Adult $25
Concession* $20

*Available to full time students, aged pensioners, senior card holders.  Proof of eligibility is required when purchasing or collecting.


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Theatre Republic - The Loft

The Loft (Building Z2), QUT Creative Industries
Musk Avenue
QLD 4059

Getting There

Catch an Uber to your Brisbane Festival event! First-time riders can use code BRISFEST17 for up to $20 off their ride.

Parking: Paid parking in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village (weekends free); limited Pay & Display street parking on Musk Ave, Blamey St, Victoria Park Rd & Carraway St
Bus: Kelvin Grove busway station; Bus routes 345 and 390 along Kelvin Grove Rd
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