New show to high­light the drought sit­u­a­tion

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

FARM­ERS in the grip of drought have been do­ing it tough over the past decade and a new show on the Gold Coast is shin­ing a light on just how bad things have been.

Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar’s new show, Heart­land, is a mul­ti­mil­lion­dol­lar Vil­lage Road­show project that will tug at the heart­strings, says Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar gen­eral man­ager Shane Phillips.

“The new show is all about strug­gling Aus­tralians try­ing to deal with the drought,” he said.

“It’s about peo­ple try­ing to save their prop­er­ties to pass on to the next gen­er­a­tion. I would be sur­prised if any­one could get through the show with­out shed­ding a tear.

“We have new state-ofthe-art pro­jec­tion map­ping tech­nol­ogy that makes it so re­al­is­tic you’ll feel it.”

The new pro­duc­tion took about 12 months to de­velop and is re­plac­ing the pre­vi­ous four-year-long show, High Coun­try.

Au­di­ences will recog­nise a num­ber of well-known faces in the cast.

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