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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