Tickets now available for Ballad of Backbone Joe - Fri 2nd Dec


Internationally acclaimed Suitcase Royale are riding into Birregurra with murder ballad of junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humour and rag’n’bone live music. 

Undefeated bare-knuckle boxer Backbone Joe has a right hook “as quick as a spun tea-bag” but repeated blows to the head have left him a bit slow to process little details. Like, did he really kill his wife by throwing her off a bridge?

Abattoir owner and fight promoter Messy Dimes Dan is only too happy to fill in the blanks. Can Detective Von Trapp ease poor Joe's troubled mind?

When they are not performing, operating their own lights and triggering primitive visual effects, the actors morph into musicians, pick up drums, guitar and double bass and rattle off foot-stompin' street blues from side of stage.

Bring along a tasty picnic to share with your friends on the long tables...heck bring the whole family and enjoy some good ol' country fun with Rag'n'Bone blues music, absurdist plots and action, and maybe an enLIGHTening surprise or two outdoors after the show.

Make sure you don't rush off after the show....the bar will stay open and there will be lots more to enjoy!

EMERGENCE by Craig Walsh (on display after Ballad of Backbone Joe)

Andrew Ferris @andrew.ferris
JUMP LIGHT by Ainslie Macauley (family fun after Ballad of Backbone Joe)