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Music Theatre

Becoming Bill

Presented by Old Fashioned Productions

An award-winning new musical, featuring Rachael Beck, leading lady of Australian stage and screen.

The story of single mum Jane and her two twenty-something boys. Or should that be men? No, boys. Still it’s a normal enough life, not perfect and she’s getting through … until son number one, Bill, decides to write a musical – about his family!

Bill’s doing OK. He’s got his own flat, a job and an on-again-off-again girlfriend. But he also has a brother who called in to play video games three months ago and hasn’t left. Mum just can’t quite find the balance between letting go and helping out.

Becoming Bill is a heart-warming and comical look at the quirks and struggles of this perfectly normal but slightly off-beat family – an award-winning new musical that everyone will fall in love with.

This project has been supported by The Bridge, an initiative of Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Council.

Old Fashioned Production Company is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Becoming Bill is supported by The Park Hotel Brisbane and Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments.

Reviews

Bradley McCaw showed us a glimpse of why he is off to take on New York...

Stage Whispers

It is always very satisfying to know that there is talent out there writing new material and pushing the boundaries in musical theatre.

Musical Theatre Review UK

Sometimes, the experience of musical theatre can be so special as to leave you in want of a thesaurus to do its distinction justice…

Blue Curtain

More Info

Cast:
Rachael Beck
Bradley McCaw
Stephanie Long
Oliver Samson

Creative:
Directed by Neil Gooding
Musical Direction by Trevor Jones

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.