Reedy River Musical on now!

Redland Museum, in association with Theatre Genesis presents an outdoor theatre production of:

Reedy River

A Bush Musical “as warm as a handshake” by Dick Diamond

Appreciate Reedy River under the stars. Sit back and enjoy, or join in and sing your favourite Australian bush ballads.

Reedy River is set in the aftermath of the shearer’s strike of 1891 and has helped popularise Australian folk music with songs like ‘Click go the Shears’, ‘On the Banks of the Condamine’ and of course ‘My Old Black Billy’.

Reedy River threads a love story through a significant time in our history. It is set in the harsh bush environment with strong, hard-working outback folk. Our hero Joe was gaoled after the Shearers Union stand at Barcaldine. Released and unsure of the future, he leads the life of a nomad before returning to Reedy River for the wool clip, hoping that there is still a chance for his marriage. The shearers walk out when they discover non-union labour in the sheds but surprisingly Joe stays on. The shearers decide to teach him a lesson –but there are other lessons to be taught and learned.

EARLY BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Reedy River will be held outdoors, but may be moved indoor if weather dictates.

Seats each night are strictly limited for audience comfort.

Ticket Price

$35 per head including dinner and show (sorry, no concessions)

Each table has 14 seats, so make a group booking.

Dinner includes hot Aussie tucker ( steak pie, mash, peas and gravy ) dessert, coffee and tea.

(Please advise when booking if vegetarian or gluten free meals are required)

Your ticket also includes access to museum and its great collection.


Doors open at 6.00pm with meal served at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm.


A bar will operate during performance. No BYO allowed by law.


Friday  23 January

Saturday  24 January

Sunday  25 January

Monday  26 January

Friday  30 January

Saturday  31 January

Friday  6 February

Saturday  7 February

Redland Museum;  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – online at:  or phone 3286 3494    $35 per head (includes dinner)



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