The Longest Minute

Centre of Contemporary Arts

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One football club, one family, and one unforgettable NRL Grand Final

Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-QLD nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.

Jess was born on the night of the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game in Townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank ‘Black Flash’ Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition to play. But as a girl in a male-dominated sport, she faces more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys. Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.

Queensland Theatre joins forces with debase productions and JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns to bring this iconically Queensland story to audiences across the state.

"Sport and theatre have so much in common and I love them both : their sense of drama and spectacle, of heroes and villains, and triumphs against the odds. The last few minutes of the 2015 NRL Grand Final is almost the perfect piece of storytelling." - Sam Strong

Tickets for the opening night Friday 4 May include a Red Carpet Event, canapes and champagne.

Generally there is no right to a refund or exchange except as required by law, or as provided in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Please refer to Ticketlink Terms and Conditions on this website.

Price Guide
Fri 4 May - Sat 12 May
Venue Opens
1 hour prior
Doors open
15 min prior
Show time
Fri 4 May 6:30pm, Tue 8 May 6:30pm, Wed 9 May 6:30pm, Thu 10 May 7:30pm, Fri 11 May 7:30pm, Sat 12 May 2pm & 7:30pm
2 hrs approx
PG - Parental Guidance
Chips, nuts, and assorted chocolates.
Full Bar
Companion Card
Ticket collection
From the Ticketlink office during business hours or from Centre of Contemporary Arts 1 hr prior to performance time on the performance date.
Seating Plan
Seating Plan

Jute Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns. Off-Street parking available at the rear of the Centre of Contemporary Arts building; access is via the driveway. JUTE recommends patrons aim to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show start time. The Centre of Contemporary Arts Bar, Number 96, is open one hour prior to each performance. JUTE performances do not allow drinks to be taken into the show out of respect for other audience members and the performers.
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