The Longest Minute

The Longest Minute

The Longest Minute is the perfect storm of theatre and sports, and will move you to tears and cheers.
★★★★★
– Limelight Magazine

Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-Queensland nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.

Jess Wright was born on the night of the North Queensland Cowboys’ first game in Townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank ‘Black Flash’ Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition to play. But as a girl in a male-dominated sport, she faces more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys. Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.

debase productions joined with Queensland Theatre and JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns to bring this iconically Queensland story to audiences across the state in May and June 2018.

Script available

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The Longest Minute script

The Longest Minute script published by Playlab Theatre. $23.95 each


The Longest Minute – class set of scripts (min. 10 script order). $21.95 per script

Check out other debase scripts, DVDs and online video on our Publications page.

Production images

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... it’s an absolute ripper and a lot of fun.
– The Courier Mail
There are few plays where you could say honestly that anyone, theatre lover or not, rugby league fanatic or not, will enjoy it, but this refreshing and authentic homegrown story is one of those rare examples.
– The Australian
The Longest Minute will not only break your heart, but fill it with soul (and side-splitting laughs).
– Blue Curtains Brisbane
It’s a passionate high-energy brilliant night of theatre. Go, go, go!
– Backstreetbrisbane

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