Heartfelt, honest, hilarious CWA touring story to be celebrated at the Clink

More than Tea and Scones is a new theatrical production about the women of the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) recognising 100 years of effort in 2023, its centennial year. Written by award winning Cairns playwright Angela Murphy of Veranda Theatre, the show could be set in any CWA hall around rural Australia.  DouglasNews.Network is giving away a double pass to the Show.


Playwright, Angela Murphy, Rita Merrick from Port Douglas CWA who was interviewed for More Than Tea and Scones with actor Sarah Speller. 

“I travelled over 2200km, visited 22 Country Women’s Association (CWA) halls across North Queensland and interviewed over 70 women,” said Ms Murphy.

Their stories have been woven together to create a funny and insightful piece of theatre that will appeal to anyone who cares about their community.

“It’s an eye-opening revelation into what the women in the CWA do. It will surprise and amaze you,” she said. 

“The show is heartfelt, honest and at times hilarious.  It’s the QCWA in their centennial year and it’s coming to a hall near you!”

The show is touring seven towns around the far north, and will be showing at the Clink Theatre on May 27 at 7pm.

Further information, and tickets:  https://www.trybooking.com/CGZWD

DouglasNews.Network has two tickets to give away to the Clink performance of More than Tea and Scones.

For your chance to win, simply email us at douglasnewsnetwork@gmail.com telling us your favourite thing about the CWA. We’ll notify the lucky winner by return email on May 24.

About the Playwright

Angela Murphy, founder of Veranda Theatre Co, is a Cairns-based playwright. She completed a Master of Letters in Creative Writing at CQU in 2005 and the following year JUTE and Darwin Theatre Companies produced her first, full-length play, The Boathouse. Drawing on her experiences as a high-school teacher she wrote Survival Instincts which was an award winner at the Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra Short and Sweet Festivals in 2009-10. In 2011, Angela’s box-office hit What are the Odds? set on Melbourne Cup Day was produced by JUTE, and in 2015 the Company brought her office comedy Stewed to the stage. In 2020, Prospect Terrace produced by Angela’s own Veranda Theatre Co, reignited theatre after the Covid-lockdowns, at the CPAC Studio. In 2021-22, with the support of Arts Queensland, and the FNQ community, she embarked on the journey of interviewing, recording and writing More Than Tea and Scones.

More than Tea and Scones is Directed by Rachel Terry with actors Liz Christensen, Roz Pappalardo, Sarah Speller and Natalie Taylor.

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