The White Rose and the Red - 2021

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White Rose and the Red

The

adapted & directed by

Terri BRABON

from the works of

William SHAKESPEARE

30 June - 11 July 2021 MAY WIRTH TENT, STRAND PARK


Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

Background Edward III had seven sons but many of them died in childhood. Those that survived were granted huge dukedoms forming the most powerful family dynasties in the realm - House Mortimer, House Lancaster and House York. The first son and heir, Edward the Black Prince, died before his father, leaving behind him his only son Richard, who after Edward III”s death, was crowned King of England at 10 years old. Richard ruled poorly, displeasing the powerful nobles and was eventually deposed by his cousin, Henry of Lancaster. Henry claimed himself King Henry the Fourth, overleaping his cousin, Mortimer, who had already been publicly named Richard’s heir.


Edward III

KING OF ENGLAND (deceased) 1

2

EDWARD

The Black Prince (deceased)

WILLIAM

of Hatfield (deceased)

4

3

JOHN OF GAUNT

LIONEL

Duke of Clarence

PHILLIPA

(deceased)

Mortimer

ISABELLA

(deceased)

JOHN BEAUFORT

KING HENRY IV

m.

(deceased)

(3rd Wife)

CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER

(deceased)

(deceased)

6

Duke of

YORK

(deceased)

m.

KING RICHARD II

1st Duke of

Swynford

Duke of Lancaster (deceased)

(deceased)

5

KATHERINE

GLOUCESTER (murdered)

JOAN BEAUFORT m.

7

WILLIAM

of Windsor (deceased)

Earl of

CAMBRIDGE (executed)

Neville

of Valois

m.

QUEEN OF ENGLAND

(deceased)

MORTIMER Earl of March

KING HENRY V

KATHERINE

(deceased)

(deceased)

of Valois

QUEEN OF ENGLAND

HUMPHREY Duke of Gloucester

m.

EDMUND MORTIMER (deceased)

ANNE MORTIMER

KING HENRY VI

m.

Duke of SOMERSET

ELEANOR Duchess of Gloucester

m.

Earl of SALISBURY

Lady SOMERSET Earl of WARWICK

MARGARET of Anjou

m.

CECILY NEVILLE

QUEEN OF ENGLAND m.

m.

Duke of

KING CHARLES VI

YOLANDE of Aragon

of France (deceased)

QUEEN ISABEAU

YORK

Richard Plantagenet m.

of France

m.

RENE

of Anjou

MARGARET of Anjou

QUEEN OF ENGLAND (Wife of Henry VI)

MARIE

of Anjou

m.

CHARLES

KATHERINE

ISABELLA

(Future King Charles VII of France)

QUEEN OF ENGLAND (Wife of Henry V)

QUEEN OF ENGLAND (Wife of Richard II) (deceased)

the Dauphin

of Valois

EDWARD

Plantagenet

of Valois

GEORGE

Plantagenet

?

France

Act 1

Henry V, King of England, conqueror of France, is dead and his infant son, Henry VI is named King. News arrives of the King of France’s untimely death along with a rebellion lead by his son, the Dauphin Charles who claims the French crown back from England. On home soil, a bitter family feud is brewing between two sides of the Plantagenet Family: the Lancaster’s and the York’s. Over Henry V’s coffin, sides are determined by the choice of either a White Rose (for York) or a Red (for Lancaster). On her death bed, Anne Mortimer, reveals a painful secret to her son Richard that will determine him to claim what he sees as his birthright, the English throne. As Henry VI grows, the family feud surrounding him has only grown more bitter. His Uncle Humphrey of Gloucester continues to beat back opposition from his half-uncle, Cardinal Beaufort. The French Charles finds a new hero in the form of a mysterious farm girl called Joan La Pucelle who convinces the dowager Queen of France, Charles’ mother, to turn her back on the English and unite the fractured French. Henry VI resolves to keep his father’s conquest by crossing the seas to be crowned in France as the true king but the English bring with them the feud that has been plaguing their royal family. The haughty Duke of Somerset meets his match in the beautiful Margaret of Anjou and immediately seizes an opportunity to bring her into the English court as a wife for the impressionable young King. The French are defeated, Joan la Pucelle captured and Margaret is made Queen. But not all are made happy by the marriage and the York’s are growing hungry.

Act 2

England’s troubles are far from over. The Lord Protector, Humphrey Duke of Gloucester is troubled by the ambitions of his young wife Eleanor, who enlists the help of the supernatural but gets more than she bargained for. While Humphrey attempts to keep order over the Cardinal, the Dukes of York and Somerset sit in bitter contention over who should be named the new Regent of France. Henry VI’s new wife is having an alarming influence on the King, and even Humphrey’s wife is not exempt from secret schemes and plots. When Eleanor is arrested for witchcraft, Humphrey’s position in the court is shattered and he must resign his protectorship. Henry VI is further manipulated into arresting Humphrey on suspicion of treason, removing his most loyal subject from his side. With Humphrey gone, Henry VI has left himself vulnerable and the vultures are circling. True colours are revealed, sworn enemies collide and once again the fate of England will be decided on a bloody battlefield. But the heavens have other plans in mind as York’s wife Cecily gives birth.


Guest Professionals LACHLAN STEVENSON Duke of Somerset

THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2013 - Alice Through The Looking Glass, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors, Twelfth Night, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Private Ginger Mick at Gallipoli, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, Two Weeks With The Queen, Macbeth; Crew: What is the Matter with Mary Jane?. The Cripple of Inishmaan, Sylvia OTHER THEATRE: New Theatre: Animal Farm; WAAPA: Atlas, The Seagull, the Two Gentlemen of Verona, Ajax in Afghanistan, Romeo and Juliet, When the Rain Stops Falling, The Misanthrope, An Ideal Husband, Motortown, Birdland AWARDS: Martin Gibson Medal (2016) TRAINING: WAAPA - Bachelor of Arts (Acting); TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT(2014-16)

Company Professionals BRENDAN O’CONNOR Duke Humphrey

THEATREiNQ: Brendan is a co-founder of THEATREiNQ and has featured in 36 of our 43 Productions. In addition to his on-stage roles, behind the scenes the multi-talented actor is also the Company Production Manager, Set Designer and Construction, Lighting Designer and key Fight Choreographer . OTHER THEATRE: 18 Years as leading actor with the Australian Shakespeare Company; founding Member of Tropic Line Theatre Company and original cast of Shakespeare Under the Stars; AFCM Noye’s Fludde (God); JUTE - Summaris and Grace FILM & TV: Australia on Trial, City Homicide, Crash/Burn, Marshall Law, Ned Kelly, Neighbours, Stingers, Blue Heelers, Welcher & Welcher ADVERTISING: Mitre 10, RACQ, Campbells Soup, The Age, Beaurepaires, National Australia Bank, Mitsubishi, Cabots (USA), Origin Energy, Captain Snooze AWARDS: Townsville City Council Services to the Arts Award (2019), Townsville City Council Performance of the Year (2015), Townsville City Council Jean-Pierre Voos Theatre Award (2012), Jean-Pierre Award (2011) OTHER: Mentor TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (Actor & Technical Strand); MULKADEE Drama Coach (2012-14/2018)

Company Actors ARMINELLE FLEMING

Queen Isabeau of France THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2011 - Much Ado About Nothing, The Blood of Kings, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Gert & Bess, Alice in Wonderland, Twelfth Night, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Director: Two Weeks With The Queen, X-Stacy; Stage Manager: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Crucible, The Importance of Being Earnest OTHER THEATRE: Director: Acting with Arminelle; Mulkadee Writer & Drama Co-ordinator (2019-2021); TCC Carols by Candlelight Writer/ Director/Performer (2019); Actor, Director and Stage Manager for various companies in Brisbane and Townsville including La Luna, Zen Zen Zo, Matrix Theatre and The Queensland Ballet OTHER: Mentor TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; ThiNQ Ed Coorindator; TheatreiNQ’s Grants & Sponsorships Manager; Arts Lecturer at JCU; MULKADEE Drama TRAINING: QUT- BA (Drama/History); Shakespeare & Co (USA); Trinity College (UK); ACS (Scotland) AWARDS: John du Feu Award (2018)

EMILY EDWARDS

Queen Margaret

THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2012 - First Born, Romeo & Juliet, The Crucible, Last Post, King Lear OTHER THEATRE: Bell Shakespeare: Just Romeo & Juliet!, Words, words, words; The Human Experience; Australian Shakespeare Company: Richard III Incursion, Romeo and Juliet Incursion; Acoustic Theatre: Ugly Love; NIDA: Three Sisters, Gloria, Weimar Kabaret, Twelfth Night, Hello Again, The Show that Smells; Sydney Theatre Company: The Removalists (Staged Reading); Old 505 Theatre: When we get here TRAINING: NIDA - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting); TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (2013-14) ADVERTISING: Townsville Enterprise/TEQ - Townsville ‘Alive with Curiosity’ TELEVISION: ‘Samantha’ - Home and Away - Seven Network

TERRI BRABON

Anne Mortimer

THEATREiNQ: Terri is a co-founder of THEATREiNQ and is the current Artistic Director of the Company. She is the resident director and also serves behind the scenes as Sound Designer / AV Designer, Costume Designer and Choreographer. Terri also continues to perform as an actor appearing in over 20 roles in the past 10 years, and has proudly directed 15 Shakespeare Under the Stars events. PLAYWRIGHT/ADAPTATIONS: The Wars of the Roses Trilogy: The Blood of Kings/The White Rose and the Red/ Blood will have Blood, Alice Through the Looking Glass, First Born, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein OTHER THEATRE: 10 years with the Australian Shakespeare Company; La Mama; JUTE; Complete Works; Essential Theatre; Harvest Rain Theatre FILM & TV: Neighbours, Underbelly, John Doe ADVERTISING: Carlton Draught, Kraft, McDonalds OTHER: Mentor TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; Theatre Coach THE CULTURE CLUB; MULKADEE Drama Coach (2012-14/2018) AWARDS: Townsville City Council Jean-Pierre Voos Theatre Award (2012)

ROSALILI FORD Cecily Neville

THEATREiNQ: Alice Through the Looking Glass, Much Ado About Nothing OTHER THEATRE: St Patrick’s College Productions; Magnetic Island’s Theatre on the Rock Productions TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; ThiNQ ED Workshops; Hunter Drama (NSW); Pantseat Productions (NSW)

LISANDRO GARCIA

King Henry VI of England THEATREiNQ: Alice Through The Looking Glass, Much Ado About Nothing, The Blood of Kings, Othello, DNA TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; THiNQ ED Workshops


Company Actors c o n t . MICHAEL GLEESON Duke of York

THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2012 - Alice Through The Looking Glass, The Vagina Monologues, The Comedy of Errors, First Born, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors, Twelfth Night, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Private Ginger Mick at Gallipoli, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Romeo and Juliet, Last Post, King Lear OTHER THEATRE: ASC Grad Players: Much Ado About Benedick & Beatrice; La Luna: Amelia Ellicott’s Garden; NQOMT: Sweeney Todd, Hair; TCS: Avenue Q, Spamalot, West Side Story, Chess AWARDS: Jean-Pierre Award (2018); TCC Performance of the Year (Chess, TCOS 2010) OTHER: THE CULTURE CREW (2016-2018); MULKADEE Drama (2018-19) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (2014-2017)

KEELY PRONK

Eleanor Cobham THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2017 - Much Ado About Nothing, The Blood of Kings, Othello, Alice Through the Looking Glass, DNA, The Vagina Monologues, First Born, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, X-Stacy OTHER THEATRE: Sleeping Star Productions: Trivia, Aladdin Jr, Mulan Jr; Props Youth Theatre: The Adventures of Goldilockpick and Little Red Riding Hoodlum, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Annie Jr. TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’S THE BRIDGE PROJECT; Victoria Stanborough Vocal Studio (2003-08); Susan Grinsell Singing Studio(2009-12) AWARDS: Martin Gibson Medal (2020)

RON PULMAN

Earl of Salisbury

JOHN GOODSON

Bishop of Winchester THEATREiNQ: Founding Ensemble Member - Much Ado About Nothing, The Blood of Kings, The Weir, Othello, The Vagina Monologues, First Born, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Frankenstein, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, Macbeth, X-Stacy, King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III FILM: Departure Lounge for Lucky Country Productions OTHER: Teacher, Puppeteer, Author, Musician; Music Coach The Culture Club; Actor - Tropic Sun Theatre; Musician - The Astronaut Launch Party AWARDS: Jean Pierre Award (2011)

SHANNON JENSEN Joan Beaufort

THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2020 - The Blood of Kings OTHER THEATRE: Tropic Sun Theatre: Sunrise by Louis Nowra, Orestes, directed by Jean-Pierre Voos OTHER: Jute Theatre: Enter Stage Write Programme TRAINING: JCU Bachelor of Theatre (2003)

EMMA LAMBERTON Lady Somerset

THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2012 - Alice Through The Looking Glass, The Vagina Monologues, Hamlet (inc. Japan Tour 2016), What is the Matter with Mary Jane?, Twelfth Night, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, Two Weeks With The Queen, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, X-Stacy, King Lear Stage Manager: One Man, Two Guvnors, Last Post (Monto Tour), Private Ginger Mick at Gallipoli, The Cripple of Inishmaan OTHER THEATRE: Anywhere Festival Brisbane: Flood (Producer/Actor); Share House: Immaculate Confection OTHER: Club Leader THE CULTURE CLUB/CREW (2015 & 2017); TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; Bachelor of New Media Arts (JCU) AWARDS: Anywhere Festival Award (2019); Martin Gibson Medal (2015)

THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2011 - Much Ado About Nothing, The Blood of Kings, Alice Through The Looking Glass, The Weir, The Vagina Monologues, The Comedy of Errors, Frankenstein, Alice in Wonderland, One Man, Two Guvnors, Private Ginger Mick at Gallipoli, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor OTHER THEATRE: The Little Dreambox Studio: The Bear (Japan Tour); Full Throttle Theatre Company: Futz (Qld & South Korea Tour), Oedipus The King (Qld & WA Tour); Tropic Sun Theatre: Henry V, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Henry IV Part 1; Deathtrap, Much Ado About Nothing OTHER: Member of the Society of Australian Fight Directors AWARDS: John du Feu Award (2020)

CYNDA SOLOMON Joan la Purcelle

THEATREiNQ: Alice Through the Looking Glass, Much Ado About Nothing OTHER THEATRE: Kirwan State High School Productions; Queensland Theatre’s The Scene Project;Townsville Choral Society’s Shrek the Musical TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; ThiNQ Ed Workshops; NIDA Short Courses; Queensland Theatre Workshops

ANNA VELLA-SAMS

Yolande of Aragon/ Mistress Hume

THEATREiNQ: Ensemble member since 2015 - The Blood of Kings, The Vagina Monologues, First Born, One Man,Two Guvnors, Twelfth Night OTHER THEATRE: La Boite: Emma Celebrazione!; On Giant’s Shoulders: The Owl and the Pussycat went to See; Trocadero Productions: Titus Andronicus, Henry the Fifth, Measure for Measure, The Seagull; Schonell Theatre: The Last Supper; Arts Theatre: Deadly Embrace; Groundlings: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, TV: Medivac TRAINING: Bachelor of Theatre (JCU)


The White Rose and the Red Adapted and Directed by Terri Brabon from the works of William Shakespeare

Cast HOUSE MORTIMER/YORK TERRI BRABON ....................TERRI ................................... Mortimer............................................ Anne Mortimer............................. GLEESON MICHAEL ... ............................................ son) Duke of York (her HOUSE LANCASTER ................. LISANDRO GARCIA ..................... VI............................................ King Henry VI........................................ V)..... BRENDAN O’CONNOR Henry to uncle/brother (his Duke Humphrey Eleanor Cobham (Humphrey’s wife)................................... KEELY PRONK HOUSE BEAUFORT ........ JOHN GOODSON Cardinal of Winchester (half brother to Henry IV)..........JOHN Joan Beaufort (his sister)............................................ SHANNON JENSEN ROSALILI FORD ....................ROSALILI Cecily Neville (Joan’s daughter/wife of York).................... Earl of Salisbury (Joan’s son).............................................. RON PULMAN OLAS ROSE NICHOLAS ....................................NICH Earl of Warwick (Salisbury’s son).................................... LACHLAN STEVENSON .............LACHLAN Duke of Somerset (Winchester’s nephew)............. EMMA LAMBERTON ........................................ . . wife) (his Lady Somerset HOUSE VALOIS Katherine (mother of Henry VI/wife of Henry V)................. PARIS WALSH Charles VII of France (her brother).................................. BRANDON GIBB ARMINELLE FLEMING ...................ARMINELLE Queen Isabeau of France (her mother)................... HOUSE ANJOU MILY EDWARDS ........... EMILY England..........................................E Queen Margaret of England............................... Yolande of Aragon (her grandmother)....................... ANNA VELLA-SAMS Pucelle...................................................................... CYNDA SOLOMON Joan la Pucelle. Tudor.......................................................................... BRANDON GIBB Edmund Tudor. ........................ ANNA VELLA-SAMS .................................. Hume............................................ Mistress Hume.................................. .............................. PARIS WALSH ........................................... Jordayn............................................ Margery Jordayn............................... DAVIES/SHANNON JENSEN CHARLOTTE Mercy............................. The Sisters of Mercy............................. .... THE ENSEMBLE .............................. ........................................... SERAPHIM............................................ THE SERAPHIM...........................


Production

...... TERRII BRABON .....................................TERR Director............................... Director

...........................CHRIS NOBILE Manager.............................CHRIS Stage Manager.

Design....................... BRENDAN O’CONNOR Set Design.

Design/Operator........... YOSHIE KENNY Lighting Design/Operator.

Operator................ DANIEL LOBLEY Sound & AV Operator.

Composer.... ISABELLE REYNAUD Original Music Composer....

TERRI BRABON Design....................TERRI Sound & AV Design....................

Film............... JOHN ROBERTSON Additional AV Film...............

................................KATHY BRABON mes..................................KATHY Costumes. ANN O’CONNOR llery.................................ANN Jewellery.................................

Props........................ SUSAN BRABON Specialist Props.

Weapons................ ROBERT BRABON Specialist Weapons................

..................................................... CLINT SMITH

.............................................. MICHAEL BLAKEY

............................................MICHAEL GLEESON

ds............................ BRENDAN O’CONNOR Shields............................ Art............................ RITA NEALE Masks/Shield Art............................

Construction............. BRENDAN O’CONNOR Set Construction.............

....................................... LACHLAN STEVENSON

............................................MICHAEL GLEESON

Choreography......... BRENDAN O’CONNOR Fight Choreography.

................................................... RON PULMAN

Assistants...... THE BRIDGE PROJECT Production Assistants......

grapher....................... CHRISSY MAGUIRE Photographer. amme....................... ANNE-MARIE SMITH Programme.

House.................. ANNE-MARIE SMITH Front of House..................

................................................... KELLIE ESLING

TheatreiNQ respectfully acknowledges the Bindal and Wulgurukaba peoples, the traditional custodians of the land on which we perform.


Company Actors c o n t . PARIS WALSH

Katherine/Margery Jordayn THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2015 - Alice Through The Looking Glass, The Comedy of Errors, First Born, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors, What is the Matter with Mary Jane?, Twelfth Night, Les Liaisons Dangereuses OTHER THEATRE: ASC Grad Players: Much Ado About Benedick & Beatrice OTHER: MULKADEE Drama Coach (2018) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT; Bachelor of Education (JCU) AWARDS: TTC Best Supporting Actress(2017) A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Frankenstein

Original Music ISABELLE REYNAUD

Composer

THEATREiNQ: Producer: Alice Through The Looking Glass EP OTHER THEATRE: Shakespeare Under the Stars: Love’s Labour’s Lost MUSIC: Isadore: EP ‘Fight or Flight, EP ‘No Illusion’; Recent releases: ‘Sun Queen’, ‘Raven’ with her remix by Harry Fox; Collaborating and featuring on Harry Fox’s track ‘Autumn’. OTHER PROJECTS: Musical projects including scoring parts for independent films; dance/performance art installations for Townsville dancer and producer Tegan Ollett: Composing and filming for Ulysses Dance Company choreographer Jane Pirani in creative development for their season of GASP. TRAINING: VCA - Bachelor of Musical Theatre (2011)

The Bridge Project CHARLOTTE DAVIES Seraphim

THEATREiNQ: Alice Through The Looking Glass, Merry Wives of Windsor OTHER THEATRE: Full Throttle Theatre: Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, I and a bird, Summer of the Aliens; Props Youth Theatre: Peter Pan, Rapzunel, Alice in Wonderland, 101 Dalmatians, Mother Goose and The Beanstalk, Breeze in the Bush, Princesses prom, the Lion the witch and the wardrobe, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlottes Web, Princess and the Pea TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT

DANIEL LOBLEY

Technical/ Sound & AV Operator

THEATREiNQ: Crew: Alice Through The Looking Glass OTHER THEATRE: Kirwan State High School: Troy Bolton in High School Musical; Backstage Crew: Wizard of Oz, Bring it On, Seussical the Musical, Popstars the 90’s Musical; Townsville Choral Society: Crew: We Will Rock You, Les Misérables, Shrek the Musical, Mamma Mia; NQOMT: Crew: Strictly Ballroom; NQPA: Crew: Jesus Christ Superstar TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT (Technical)

The Culture Club NICHOLAS ROSE Earl of Warwick

THEATREiNQ: The Blood of Kings, TCC Carols by Candelight (2019); Frankenstein; Crew: Alice Through The Looking Glass OTHER THEATRE: Townsville Grammar School Production: The Tempest (2019), Beach (2017); Props Youth Theatre: The Secret Garden (2019), Charlotte’s Web (2017), Rapunzel (2015) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s The Culture Club; Acting with Arminelle; Murrell Academy of Drama; Various NIDA short courses 2014-2015; Vocal training at The Voice Singing School Townsville

Technical CHRIS NOBILE Stage Manager

THEATREiNQ: Founding Ensemble Member and Executive Member Chris has been the Production/Stage Manager for Shakespeare Under the Stars Event for the past 10 years and has worked on over 18 shows in various roles including LIghting Operator, Follow Spot Operator, Sound Operator, Production/Stage Manager and Head Technician OTHER: Townsville Choral Society: Set Design/Construction -Mamma Mia, Shrek the Musical, Stage Management/Crew - We Will Rock You, Annie, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Chicago; NQOMT: Rock of Ages, The Boy From OZ, Hair, Hairspray AWARDS: Jean-Pierre Award (2016), TTC Production Award (2017) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s THE BRIDGE PROJECT - Technical (2014-2016)

BRANDON GIBB

Charles VII of France/ Edmund Tudor THEATREiNQ: This is Brandon’s first performance with TheatreiNQ OTHER THEATRE: La Luna Arts: Persephone Queen of the Underworld (2016); Townsville Little Theatre: A Christmas Carol (2017); Southern Cross Catholic College: Back to the 80s (2020), Wizard of Oz (2018), Milan (2016); Props Youth Theatre: Mother Goose and the Giant Beanstalk (2018); The Secret Garden (2019); Townsville Choral Society: Shrek (2019); Townsville Catholic Education Mulkadee (2015 - 2019); Dance North: Safety Net (2021) TRAINING: TheatreiNQ’s The Culture Club; Acting with Arminelle; Theatre Residency Week; La Luna Youth Arts

YOSHIE KENNY

Lighting Design/Operator THEATREiNQ: Ensemble Member since 2014 - Technician: Much Ado About Nothing, Two Weeks with the Queen, Sylvia, Last Post, What’s the Matter with Mary Jane, One Man Two Guvnors, Frankenstein, The Vagina Monologues, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Yoshie has worked as a technician on 10 Shakespeare Under The Stars Productions OTHER THEATRE: TCC: Halo; Townsville Choral Society: We Will Rock You; Full Throttle: All That We Carry; NAPA: Jesus Christ Superstar DANCE: Dancenorth Technician: Thread,Twilight,TheThree Dances, Surge, Tectonic, Rainbow vomit, Tomorrow Makers, Red, Tomorrow Makers 2, Safety Net AWARDS: Jean-Pierre Award (2020)


From the Director We’re finally here! Our The Wars of the Roses trilogy began back when the world was a different place. TheatreiNQ was celebrating 10 years with an epic Shakespeare adaptation that would cover 8 of his history plays in one single season. But Covid-19 had other plans for us - and after an incredible season of Part One: The Blood of Kings in February 2020 - the rest of our plans were put on ice. I am so grateful to the resilience of our company and the unwavering support of you, our audience, that we are back to bring you the rest of the story in 2021. It’s no secret that this part of the story and these two plays (Henry VI part 1 & 2) are arguably his worst and therefore least performed. Anyone that knows me will know that that only made me more excited for this challenge. After tonight, I’m sure you’ll ask yourself why these plays are not performed more often. Again, I have set myself the arduous task of placing at least one speaking female character in each scene. Shakespeare gave us 4 incredible female characters and we have included many more historical women who were denied a voice in Shakespeare’s original source material. The White Rose & the Red was always going to be about the next generation and I have been so fortunate to have such a fearless young cast strongly led by our Guest Professionals Lachlan Stevenson & Emily Edwards. Both Lachlan and Emily were members of The Bridge Project at the start of their careers and it has been a gift to be able to work with them on this production alongside so many other Alumni and current members of the Project. This show has also given me the opportunity to work with Isabelle Reynaud who has composed all the original music for the production. I am so incredibly proud of all of these young artists and I can tell you, the future is in good hands.

Joan of Arc

x Terri

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