Redcliffe Hosts ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ as it Bids Goodbye after 21 Years

For 21 years, the Promac Productions has toured through Australia with their critically acclaimed versions of one of Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, “The Pirates of Penzance”. But like all good things, it must also come to an end.

Promac Productions, the leading theatre house which brings topnotch performances across major cities in Australia, will end the run of “The Pirates of Penzance” through a performance tour across Australia. Redcliffe Cultural Centre is one of only five locations chosen for the special moment. The production will run in Redcliffe on the 16th of February at 7:30 p.m.

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Everyone is invited to say their farewell to their beloved pirates, played by renowned musical theatre actor Philip Gould (Pirate King), veteran comic baritone Brian Hannan (The Major General and The Police Sergeant), international soprano Alison Jones (Mabel), Opera Australia mezzo soprano Caroline Vercoe (Ruth), and Chris McKenna (Frederic). Dominic Woodhead is show’s the musical director.

As always, the group will perform with a full set and costumes. See them for the last time as they clash with swords and trade barbs while singing the modern versions of “I Am The Pirate King”, “Policeman’s Lot is Not a happy One”, “Cat Like Tread”, and “Poor Wandering One”.

Credit: Promac Productions Australia

On top of what promises to be a memorable show, as a way of final goodbye, the performance will also incorporate some Donald Trump impersonation within the play.

This show is a must-see for those looking for a great time in the theatre, particularly since this will be one of their last performances before the curtains close on the show in Australia. For tickets, click here.

Russian National Ballet Theatre to Perform at Redcliffe Cultural Centre

The Russian National Ballet Theatre is performing two of the world’s most precious classics – “The Nutcracker” and William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” – at the stage of the Redcliffe Cultural Centre. Russian artist Evgeny Amosov has choreographed both of the two acts.

The company has regularly performed in Australia and is back this year after a successful tour of the “Swan Lake” in 2016. They have been scheduled to present in approximately 50 towns and cities from September to December.

Russian National Ballet Theatre is part of the Russian National Ballet S.Radchenko which was founded in 1989 by one of Russia’s honoured artists, Sergei Radchenko. At the time, only one troupe of dancers, called The Moscow Festival Ballet, was performing. After being overwhelmed by request for international tours, Mr Radchenko decided to form the Russian National Ballet Theatre.

Today, the dance company makes sure that each of the troupe tours in separate groups in order to reach audiences in smaller towns aside from the capital cities.

“We wish to give people the opportunity to experience classical Russian ballet, one of Russia’s great cultural heritages as passed down to us through the ages.”

“The Nutcracker” on 19th December at 7:30 pm

“The Nutcracker” is a classic Christmas story ballet which presents the events that took place in one family’s Christmas Eve celebration. The story centres on Marie Stahlbaum’s favourite Christmas Toy, the Nutcracker. It comes alive, defeats the villain Mouse King, and takes her to a magical kingdom.

“The Nutcracker” has its history deeply rooted in Moscow where it was first commissioned in 1891 by the director of Moscow’s Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky. It premiered a week before Christmas in 1892 and was never performed outside Russia until 1943 in England and 1944 in the U.S. It has since become the most popular ballet act being presented during Christmas season.

Credit: Russian National Ballet Theatre YouTube

Ticket prices:

Adult: $89.00
Concession: $79.00
Child: $69.00
Groups (10+): $79.00

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“Romeo and Juliet” on 20th December at 7:30 p.m.

“Romeo and Juliet” is one among Shakespeare’s frequently performed plays in the present times. This one hundred year old romance tragedy will be performed by the Russian National ballet Theatre with equally heart-warming choreography.

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Ticket Prices:

Adult: $89.00
Concession: $79.00
Child: $69.00
Group (10+): $79.00

Book here

Redcliffe Cultural Centre is at Downs Street Redcliffe

What’s On in Redcliffe This Ekka Week

Ekka Festival is on and has an exciting lineup of events. However, if you’re too lazy to go to the Brisbane Showgrounds, check out these events in Redcliffe this week.

Saturday, 19 August

Classic, Not Plastic, Car Show


  • FREE (audience)
  • $5 for the display vehicles

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Showgrounds

Photo credit: Don Bentley/Facebook

The Northern District Rod & Customs will be hosting a display of pre-1986 cars and bikes. This is a family-friendly event with food and trade stalls around the area, followed by a cruise on the Redcliffe area.

Alcohol is not allowed in the event’s premises. To maintain the safety and security of everyone, our furry friends are not allowed in the event.


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Sunday, 20 August

World Helicopter Day

Tickets: FREE

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Aerodrome

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The World Helicopter Day is a chance to have a close encounter with different helicopters and the people who fly them. During Open Hangar Day, spend the day talking to pilots, and take a selfie or two.

More than just seeing the helicopters, there will be kids colouring activities, race cars and drones displays, food and coffee van, and an Air Force Cadet drill demo.

This is an event for the young ones and the young-at-hearts to enjoy.


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Saturday, 19 August

Cooking with Ada

Tickets: $70

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Shields St Eats

Photo credit: Cooking with Ada/Facebook

At Cooking with Ada, participants will learn how to make Pizza Pide, Spicey Chicken, and other yummy dishes.


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Saturady, 20 August

The Australian Bee Gees Show


  • $57.50 – Adult
  • $52.50 – Concessions/Group 10+

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Cultural Centre

Photo credit: The Australian Bee Gees Show/Facebook

It has been 40 years since the Bee Gees redefined pop music and culture. The Australian Bee Gees Show is a tribute and a celebration of the wonderful world of music that the Bee Gees has brought to us.


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