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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Arts -

Theatre: When baux­ite was dis­cov­ered at Weipa, Cape York, in the 1950s, Awumpun Jean Ge­orge helped se­cure a bet­ter deal for her peo­ple. Fiona Doyle’s play is Awumpun’s story. From Kooemba Jdarra, the in­dige­nous per­form­ing arts com­pany. Ju­dith Wright Cen­tre of Con­tem­po­rary Arts, from Wed­nes­day un­til Novem­ber 24. Book­ings: ( 07) 3872 9000. Theatre: The two mono­logues in Alan Ben­nett’s form an im­pres­sive dou­ble act, with Si­grid Thorn­ton and Bri­tain’s Brenda Blethyn, writes theatre critic Vic­to­ria Lau­rie. In Ben­nett’s glo­ri­ous lan­guage, even in­no­cent words such as chi­ropodist, when linked to a ‘‘ fur- lined Gib­son bruised- look shoe’’, bris­tle with erotic over­tones. Play­house Theatre, Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, to­day and to­mor­row. Book­ings: 136 246.

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