Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street Ipswich

A Queensland Theatre, Debase Productions and JUTE Theatre Company co-production. Written by Robert Kronk and Nadine McDonald-Dowd.

One football club, one family, and one unforgettable NRL grand final.

Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-Queensland nail-biter that changed the game and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.

Jessica Wright has footy in her blood. She was born into a family of rugby league fanatics. Living in Townsville, her dad, mum and brother all barrack for underdogs, the North Queensland Cowboys. Determined to pursue her passion for playing league, watch Jess grow up, in parallel with the trials and tribulations of the NQ Cowboys until their (21 years in the waiting) win of the 2015 NRL Grand Final.

The Longest Minute is the story of how this game, and the teams that played, affect the lives of one family. It tells the story of a girl who wants to make her dad proud and succeed in the male-dominated sport of Rugby League.