Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street Ipswich

Presented, Written, Produced and Directed by Paul Hayman

For over 40 years, an Iconic Building sat high on top of Bowen Hills overlooking Brisbane. A venue that could hold over 5,000 people and that was, in Australia, an integral part of the most defining decades of popular music. From before the birth of Rock’n’Roll to the post punk ‘New Wave’ movement.

The overnight demolition of Cloudland Ballroom in 1982 stunned not only the local residents, but people from all corners of the globe who had attended the venue during its lifetime.

With a stunning cast of over 30 world-class Actors, Musicians and Dancers, exquisitely choreographed by professional Choreographer & Dancer Kylie Wall, Cloudland the Musical is visually spectacular.

Each song has been carefully selected from the vast array of Australian and International bands that played at this venue.

Featuring the music of: The Bee Gees, Buddy Holly, Dragon, The Angels, Jerry Lee Lewis, UB40, Cold Chisel, Johnny O’Keefe, Midnight Oil, Australian Crawl, Normie Rowe, Mental as Anything, Bill Haley, The Stray Cats and more. The score comprises of predominantly Australian songs, many of which have been specifically arranged for the band in this production.

Its the story of how this Iconic venue impacted the youth of Queensland and beyond for over 5 decades. Cloudland was no ordinary venue, this is definitely no ordinary Musical!