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y separately published work icon Behind the Cane single work   musical theatre  
Note: Written with and performed by the people of the Whitsunday Coast.
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Behind the Cane
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'"Behind The Cane" tells the little known story of the origins of the Australian South Sea Islander Community. This emotive new piece of musical theatre chronicles – in song, dance and story – the triumph and joy of the Islander spirit against immense social and geographical hardship. The original score blends western, gospel and Melanesian music and is brought to life by a stunning local cast of 120 including choirs and ensembles from across the region.' Source: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/ (Sighted 18.07/2011).

Production Details

  • Produced as part of 2011 Queensland Music Festival at Santa Barbara Parade, Bowen Soundshell, Bowen Foreshore, Bowen, Queensland, 28-30 July 2011. Director: Sean Mee.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2011
    • Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2013 .
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      Extent: 64p.p.
      ISBN: 9781921390449

Works about this Work

Fresh Light on Dark Days of Sugar Gillian Wills , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 August 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Behind the Cane Margery Forde , Michael Forde , 2011 single work musical theatre
Apprenticed to the Cane Madeline Healy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 July 2011; (p. 11)

— Review of Behind the Cane Margery Forde , Michael Forde , 2011 single work musical theatre
Apprenticed to the Cane Madeline Healy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 July 2011; (p. 11)

— Review of Behind the Cane Margery Forde , Michael Forde , 2011 single work musical theatre
Fresh Light on Dark Days of Sugar Gillian Wills , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 August 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Behind the Cane Margery Forde , Michael Forde , 2011 single work musical theatre
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