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Student Preview Performance - Friday 28 April 2023, 10.30am
Q&A Session (Women in Leadership) - Friday 28 April 2023, 11.30am
Full Premiere Performance - Saturday 29 April 2023, 7.30pm
“I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. I will not.” – Julia Gillard
10 years have passed since the iconic speech by the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and as predicted by those attending parliament that day, history was made. Julia Gillard’s justifiable anger at the shocking misogyny she had experienced during her leadership, exploded into a speech which has survived the test of time.
Misogyny Opus, Not Now Not Ever celebrates the speech that sparked a conversation. This pop orchestral work is proudly composed by international songwriter Karen Jacobsen and accompanied by musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Word for word, hear Julia Gillard’s historic speech accompanied by the powerhouse of these incredibly talented musicians, this April, live at the MECC.
“What a powerful and EPIC piece. Needs to be shared far and wide. Thank you for raising your voice in such a creative way” - The Speakers’ Director
“This project will transform the culture of prejudice against women in Australia and on a global scale” - Founding Director of Broken to Brilliant, Kate Crowley-Smith
Age Suitability: 13+
Student Preview Performance - Post show Q&A
Students attending the 1030am performance will have the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the performance and this year’s IWD theme #EmbraceEquity via a post-show Q&A with some of Mackay’s most influential Leaders.
Students are encouraged to submit questions and discussion topics early by emailing email@example.com - The panel will also be open to questions on the day.
Teachers are reminded that this performance is proudly supported by BMA via the Pathways to Performance program. With applications for funding closing on Wednesday 8 March(T1 W7). For more information please contact the MECC.
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Retail Café and Candy Bar - Join us 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), we offer drinks, delicious food, and candy options.
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.