Rolling Thunder Vietnam – Songs that defined a generation

The sensational Australian concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam – Songs That Defined A Generation returns for a strictly-limited tour in March-April 2020, including the Queensland Performing Arts Centre [QPAC] in Brisbane, Hamer Hall in Melbourne and the new Coliseum Theatre in Western Sydney.

The powerful production, comprising brilliant songs, stunning video footage and an emotive story, has become one of the most talked about musical and theatrical events since its world premiere in 2014.  It is a vibrant and stirring show with humanity and heart.

Under the musical direction of Chong LimRolling Thunder Vietnam earned plaudits from audiences and critics alike. In an era of political uncertainty and terrorist attacks, the show about social unrest, uncertainty, loss and the value of connection, is as resonant and timely as ever.

Rolling Thunder Vietnam showcases an outstanding cast, including TOBY FRANCIS (Once, Kinky Boots) TOM OLIVER (Velvet) and MATT PEARCE (Rent, Calamity Jane).

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“The great songs of the era and the passionate story of resilience and love at the heart of Rolling Thunder struck a chord with audiences throughout Australia.  Since 2016, many people have kept asking when the production would return. ” said producer, Rebecca Blacke.  “The incredibly emotional responses from the Vets and their families have been overwhelming, and it’s an honour to bring the show that has come to mean so much to them, back to the stage next year… The production appeals to a wide audience and young audiences love the music and storytelling as much as anyone.”

In its evocation of conscription, turmoil, protest and homecoming, Rolling Thunder Vietnam draws audiences inside the lives of young men on the battlefront and their families and loved ones at home. The Vietnam War was the world’s first televised war and gave rise to many of the most unforgettable songs of the 20th century.

Rolling Thunder Vietnam, written by Bryce Hallett (Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey) and directed by David Berthold (outgoing Brisbane Festival artistic director), was inspired by numerous interviews with Vietnam War veterans, actual letters and historic research.

 


WHERE & WHEN:?

GEELONG

VENUE           Geelong Arts Centre
SEASON         Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March
TIMES:           Matinee Sat 2pm & Evenings 7.30pm
TICKETS         From $79.90

BRISBANE
VENUE           QPAC Concert Hall
SEASON         Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March
TIMES:           Matinee Thurs 1pm & Evening Wed 7pm
TICKETS        From $79.90

GOLD COAST
VENUE           The Star Gold Coast
SEASON         Saturday 21 March
TIMES:            8pm
TICKETS         From $79.90

MELBOURNE
VENUE           Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
SEASON         Wednesday 25 March
TIMES:            3pm & 8pm
TICKETS         From $79.90

CANBERRA
VENUE           Canberra Theatre
SEASON         Friday 27 & Saturday 28 March
TIMES:            7.30pm
TICKETS         From $79.90

SYDNEY
VENUE           State Theatre
SEASON         Tuesday 31 March
TIMES:            7.30pm
TICKETS         From $79.90

SYDNEY
VENUE           Coliseum Theatre, West HQ
SEASON         Friday 3 & Saturday 4 April
TIMES:            Matinee Fri 2pm & Evenings 8pm
TICKETS         From $79.90

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