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ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Raye, a struggling country music star in the making, plays pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs in the hope of returning home to her son, Elvis. But when she meets Dan, another broken wanderer, a love affair unfurls over their four-day drive home to Alice Springs.

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s restaging of John Harvey’s Heart is a Wasteland has been reimagined by Artistic Director Rachael Maza. Recognising everyone’s individual right to love, this production cuts to the country’s heart.

Storytelling and live music combine in a cross-country, whisky-fuelled love story.


    Coarse language and sexual references.


    Suitable for 15+.


    Latecomers will be admitted at an appropriate time in the performance.

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Presented by Brisbane Festival and QPAC

Pricing Guide

Groups 4+ i A-Reserve $40

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