Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

A Bonnet For Eliza at Redland Museum

Home > Brisbane > Museums | Shows | Theatre
by May (subscribe)
Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Event: -
Our history in a play
Perchance Players will present the play A Bonnet for Eliza at the Redland Museum as part of the National Trust Of Australia 2019 Heritage Festival.

Based on the true story of the convict Eliza Davis, who was born in 1823 in County Wicklow, Ireland and transported to Tasmania, this spirited musical journey is based on facts researched by Gail Mulhern who is the great, great granddaughter of Eliza.

Courtesy of wikipedia
Ship travelling to Tasmania in the 1800's

To add to the local flavour of this event, the words and lyrics were written by Redland identity, Margaret Dakin, with music by Vicky MacDonald.

There are two scheduled performances:

Friday, 17th May at 7pm Tickets cost $20 each including a glass of wine.

There is also have the option of purchasing savoury sharing platters before the play. You will need to pre-book your platter. The range of food options are as follows:

OPTION 1 - Sharing Cheese Platter for 2: Brie Cheese, Blue Cheese, Vintage Cheddar, Dried Apricots, Grapes & Crackers $18.00 each.

OPTION 2 - Sharing Trio of Dips for 2: Hommus, Beetroot and Capsicum dips served with bread$15.00 each.

Platters will be served outdoors "under the stars" at 6:30 pm
Play commences at 7.30 pm.

Sunday, 19th May at 2pm Tickets cost $20 each including afternoon tea.

Ticket price is $20 per person and includes Devonshire Tea.
Devonshire tea will be served outdoors at 2:00 pm.
Play commences at 2:45 pm.

The theatre is air-conditioned for comfort & a cash bar will be open to purchase drinks.

The Redland Museum is located at 60 Smith Street, Cleveland, and there is both off street and on street parking.

Bookings are essential and tickets are available here.

Courtesy of author
Redland Museum

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  70
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Youue never too old to learn
When: An evening performance, and matinee show
Phone: 07 3286 3494
Where: Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland
Cost: $20 per ticket
Your Comment
Another interesting event by Redland Museum
by May Cross (score: 3|6914) 492 days ago
Very disappointed not to be able to get tickets to see the play about my ggrandmother, Eliza Davis. 😔
by Sharr (score: 0|4) 451 days ago
Top Events
Popular Articles