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QT's Return to the Dirt (Free Online Screening)

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Monday 5 December from 6:30pm to 9:15pm

To celebrate the launch of ATL ON DEMAND ( we are inviting you to a FREE online screening of Queensland Theatre's 'Return to the Dirt'.

FILM: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Q&A: 8:30pm - 9:15pm

Go to ( and follow the steps on the post to win 1 of 6 $100 Menulog vouchers to share dinner with your friends whilst you watch the film. Winners announced at the beginning of the screening.


In a year spent tending to the dead, a young man learns to live.

Steve never imagined he’d end up working in the funeral industry. But when he finds himself living back home in Toowoomba to save up for his wedding, it’s the only job he can get.

The year he spends working among the dead opens his eyes to what awaits us at the end and what it means to live.

With respect, wit and a nod to pop culture, Steve takes us on a journey that celebrates finding your place in the world, the power of personal redemption and humility in the face of the big questions.

Return to the Dirt is a refreshing, honest and surprisingly uplifting invitation to start the conversations we all try to avoid.



Writer: Steve Pirie

Director: Lee Lewis

Designer: Renée Mulder

Lighting Designer: Ben Hughes

Composer and Sound Designer: Julian Starr

Associate Lighting Designer: Christine Felmingham

Stage Manager: Kat O'Halloran

Deputy Stage Manager: Yanni Dubler

Assistant Stage Manager: Natalie Callaghan

Assistant Stage Manager (Rehearsals): Pip Loth

Production Observation: Makiko Shibuya


Greg/Ensemble: Chris Baz

Steve: Mitchell Bourke

Claire/Ensemble: Sophie Cox

Deb/Ensemble: Jeanette Cronin

Lucy/Jess/Ensemble: Miyuki Lotz

The Playwright: Steve Pirie

Ellie: Aara Afraz/Cleo Davis


Wedding Dance Choreographer: Dale Pengelly

Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor: Blair Petterd

Ballroom Dance Consultant: Carol Jelley

Vocal Consultant: Megan Shorey

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