The ghost of Pike lives on in 2021 season at The Q

Share Canberra's trusted news:
Entertainer Glenn Starr.

QUIETLY, with none of the razzmatazz we’ve come to expect from The Q, The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre has posted the first half of its 2021 season online, and it looks remarkably familiar.

Pike at The Q. Photo: Nathaniel de Hoog.

The subtext is that in July, The Q suddenly let go its founding director and program manager Stephen Pike, described by me in November last year as “the canniest and most imaginative theatre programmer in town”.

At the time Pike said, with thinly-veiled disappointment, that he felt it was time to move on “to allow a new set of ideas to be implemented” after 13 years at The Q.

But even as The Q is, at last, advertising for a replacement, his covid-thwarted season of song and hard-hitting drama lives on.

Wolf Lullaby.

Among the 2021 choices previously planned by Pike for 2020 are Eddie Daniels’ “Battle of the Voices: Roy Orbison vs Gene Pitney”, “Wolf Lullaby”, staged by Jordan Best for Echo Theatre, the heart-warming “Lamb”, a Red Stitch & Critical Stages touring production, Glenn Starr’s Hit Parade, and the riotous “Don Juan” from Slightly Isolated Dog Production.

View the 2021 season at The Q

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleTalented crop of Young Archies
Next articleP-plater knocks driver unconscious in Aranda
Helen Musa
“CityNews” arts editor

Leave a Reply