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10 — 29 Sep

Trent Dalton's Love Stories

Presented by Brisbane Festival and QPAC

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Trent Dalton's Love Stories
Trent Dalton's Love Stories

Get ready to fall in love all over again. This restless city has a story to tell.

“I believe in touch. I believe in song. I believe she remembers him. I believe the perfect girl can always meet the perfect boy. I believe we are not alone in the universe.” 

A father prepares himself for the day he lets go of his daughter’s hand. A young man breaks up with his girlfriend so they can both follow their dreams. A couple play nice in public to hide the fractures at home. A woman rebuilds herself along with a flood-devastated city. A working mum contemplates taking the photographs of her late husband down from the fridge. A grandmother dreams of seeing her grandson’s face. A renowned 100-year-old scientist ponders the one great earthly puzzle he was never able to solve: 'What is love?'

Inspired by a personal moment of profound love and generosity, bestselling author — and one of Australia's finest journalists — Trent Dalton spent two months in 2021 gathering stories on his sky-blue 1960s Olivetti typewriter, on a prominent street corner in Brisbane’s CBD.

Speaking to Australians from all walks of life, he asked them one simple thing: 'Can you please tell me a love story?'

What followed was Dalton’s unashamedly joyous collection of Love Stories, and the creative team behind the smash-hit page-to-stage adaptation of Boy Swallows Universe (Sam Strong and Tim McGarry) reuniting to bring to life Dalton’s latest warm, wise, poignant, funny and moving story about love, in all its guises. 



The Courier-Mail in Conversation with Trent Dalton

Saturday 21 Sep, Playhouse QPAC
Join Love Stories author Trent Dalton and some of the people behind the real-life stories in the book in an afternoon of heartwarming, truth-telling conversation. More details to come. 


Price

Tickets from $79 - $99

Times

1pm and 7pm
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Auslan interpreted performance Thu 19 Sep, 7pm, & Sat 21 Sep, 1pm
Audio Described performance Sat 28 Sep, 1pm

Duration

100 minutes

Where

Playhouse, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Venue info

Accessibility

Assistive listening systems available

Wheelchair access

Auslan interpreted events

Audio description

Important Info

Age suitability:

Suitable for ages 15+

Warnings:

This production contains sexual references and adult themes. It also contains sound pressure effects (loud noises) and haze.

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Love is a universal access point to the soul. Get any earthling from anywhere on earth talking about what they love and you will get them talking deeply about their life. Because love is life.

To tell a love story is to tell a story of your life.

Maybe the defining story. Pain. Glory. Rage. Regret. Sorrow. Passion. Joy. Wonder. Meaning. Love. Life. All of life can be found in a single stranger’s love story. And all of life can be found in this play.

Trent Dalton



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Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton

One of Australia’s best-loved and bestselling authors, whose books have sold over 750,000 copies in Australia alone.


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How to get there

Playhouse, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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