The Curators Theatre presents

Vincent River - Philip Ridley - 13 - 31 October Brisbane
Vincent River - Philip Ridley - 13 - 31 October Brisbane


Vincent River is dead and seventeen-year-old Davey has been shadowing Anita since her son’s death. A mother…. a stranger… denials, lies, half-truths and shocking disclosures. The confrontation is brutal. Why is he so traumatised? Why has he been following her? Why is he so hungry for the details of Vincent’s life?

The Curators’ timely revival of Philip Ridley’s modern masterpiece VINCENT RIVER debuts at CHRIST CHURCH, Brisbane’s newest, inner-city indie theatre venue, from 13 – 31 October for 13 performances only.

The dramatic tension of this taut two-hander ramps up as Davey’s account of events is subjected to the devastating and unrelenting logic of a grieving mother’s scrutiny. Seeking comfort, absolution, relief, understanding; bound together by the memory of Vincent and haunted by his gruesome death, these two spar, thrust, parry, accuse, excuse, plead and bear witness. This chamber piece is a timely and thrilling piece of theatre.

Under the incisive direction of Michael Beh and featuring TCT mainstay ensemble members Amanda McErlean and Patrick Shearer, Vincent River by Phillip Ridley is a mesmerising and compelling denunciation of society’s fear of difference.

This uncompromising, edgy play has been moving audiences since its first staging and continues to connect deeply in sell out revivals, most recently Trafalgar Studio’s production in the heart of London's West End. This is a MUST SEE production that reignites our passion for quality theatre that speaks to our shared humanity.

a beautifully calibrated cat-and mouse tease
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Amanda McErlean


Patrick Shearer




Michael Beh

Set / Costume Designer

Michael Beh

Lighting Designer

Bethany Scott

Sound Designer

Amanda McErlean & Michael Beh

Stage Manager

Elizabeth Wherrett

Lighting & Sound Operator

Bethany Scott

Assistant to the Director

Douglas Hackett


Marketing Manager

Lauren Roche

Marketing Support

Lisa Hickey & Helen Strube

Production Photography

Naz Mulla

VR Trailers & Videography

Wayne McPhee

Website, Graphic Design & Ticketing

Peter Crees

TCT COVID-19 Safety Manager

Elizabeth Wherrett

Front of House Managers

Lisa Hickey & Greg Scurr



Michael Beh, Lisa Hickey, Amanda McErlean, Helen Strube, Elizabeth Wherrett



The entire team at Milton Auchenflower Anglican Parish.
Our incredible FOH Volunteers.
George O’Farrell & Adrienne Costello





$42 Adult
$34 Concessions / Under 25s / ARC
$34 Preview
$10 MEAA / Actors' Benevolent Fund
$30 Early Bird (finishes 22 September)

Performances at 7.30pm

13 - 31 October

9 Chippendall St
Milton, Qld

Please be advised this play contains adult themes with strong coarse language and spoken references to sex and violence.

Super Tickets

...For when you want to be right in the heart of the action!


The Curators’ Theatre is delighted to offer our committed supporters a sparkling opportunity to express their generosity by joining our jewel-encrusted "DEVOTEE" patron program!

Our three-tiered, little-gem-of-an-offer lets you purchase a TCT Super Ticket, which includes either one, two or three tickets for the current show, and a package of benefits.

As Brisbane’s bold, boutique, independent theatre, TCT needs your help. Your support will aid our creatives who are working for reduced capacity audiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. It will also assist TCT in developing our incredible, new venue here at Milton’s Christ Church, and in putting together a very exciting program for 2021. 

Super Ticket Tiers
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Super Ticket Tiers



  • 1 adult ticket
  •  preferential seating
  •  name on the website and program
  •  signed cast photo of appreciation



  • 2 adult tickets
  •  preferential seating
  •  name on the website and program
  •  signed cast photo of appreciation



  • 3 adult tickets
  •  preferential seating
  •  name on the website and program
  •  signed cast photo of appreciation
  • invitation to a special Curators’ Coffee Klatch
    with a clutch of production creatives


TCT currently does not receive any form of government or private philanthropic funding and relies entirely on ticket sales for its income. By purchasing a TCT Super Ticket you are also making a donation to The Curators’ Theatre.  For this reason, TCT Super Tickets are not tax-deductible.  


superb, unmissable stuff
a brilliant, fierce piece of writing
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The Curators’ Theatre (TCT) wants you to have a wonderful theatre experience when you attend our productions. Central to that is our responsibility for ensuring your safety and that of our artists, staff and volunteers. TCT is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVID19 Safe Industry Plan. We expect that every audience member will be responsible for maintaining physical distancing and complying with the requests of our Front of House team. Of course, if you feel unwell, please refrain from attending TCT events.

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