JT out on a limb in Gympie

Leg­endary player to tour here

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

EAR­LIER this year The Gympie Times cam­paigned to get Johnathan Thurston to our fair city.

He is the su­per­star of rugby league and Gympie fans de­serve the chance to get up close and per­sonal with him as much as any­one else.

Thanks to our pas­sion­ate cam­paign, JT will ap­pear up close and per­sonal at the Gympie Civic Cen­tre on Mon­day night – in just two sleeps.

De­spite our small size, Gympie has made it on to the na­tional tour­ing map of An Evening with JT, which has been sold out across the coun­try and hailed a “rag­ing suc­cess”.

Thurston says he has been asked to sign peo­ple’s pros­thetic limbs and had some emo­tional and hi­lar­i­ous mo­ments on the tour, in­clud­ing get­ting grabbed on the bum by a grand­mother, trig­ger­ing his fa­mous kook­aburra laugh. Will this hap­pen in Gympie? When he dis­cov­ered a woman was turn­ing 40 at the Perth show he sang Happy Birth­day to her on stage.

You don’t have to be an NRL fan to love JT – he is the most in­flu­en­tial rugby league player in the his­tory of the game, many be­lieve.

The chance to see and hear a na­tional leg­end at such close quar­ters is once in a life­time.

The show is live the­atre guar­an­teed to give ev­ery­one who at­tends a good belly laugh and an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence. JT talks about his ca­reer, his fam­ily, go­ing through IVF and lots more.

There are still some tick­ets avail­able for Mon­day night’s event, but fans will need to get in quick. JT Live on Stage – An Evening with Johnathan Thurston will be held from 7pm at the Civic Cen­tre on Mon­day. Tick­ets range from $50-$200 and doors open at 6pm.

Book now at gympi­et­ick­ets.com.au or in­quiries can call 0410 049 419.

Photo: Troy Jegers

COME ON! Gympie Times sports re­porter Bec Singh is a HUGE JT fan, and her pas­sion helped con­vince the great man to in­clude Gympie on his na­tional tour. He will be in Gympie on Mon­day night.

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