From Campfire to Stage Light


Sat, 22 Jun 2024


7:30 PM – 8:45 PM


From $27 - $40


Townsville Civic Theatre – C2
41 Boundary Street
South Townsville QLD 4810



Presented by Townsville City Council & JUTE Theatre Company

Theatre Season 2024

From Campfire to Stage Light is an epic journey toward self-determination and Indigenous pride, as told through the life experience of David Bindi Hudson, well-known and loved cultural leader and global ambassador for Indigenous Australia.

David is the ultimate storyteller, singer-songwriter, dancer, visual artist and actor and the performance is brought to life through storytelling, songs, and extraordinary visual design.

The stories take us from David’s traditional lands to the international mega stages as David traversed the world musically, educating people about his culture. He co-founded the award-winning dance troupe ‘Tjapukai’, whose achievements include being Australia’s longest-running theatrical production. David has emerged as a strong cultural leader with a significant arts practice.

This play, directed by nationally recognised First Nations Director, Isaac Drandic, with music and lyrics by Nereace, Nigel Pegrum and David Bindi Hudson, will take the audience on a culturally rich journey of Far North Queensland and the world.

"A captivating Indigenous life story told through words and music." – 

Douglas Robins, ArtsHub 

"a significant addition to the growing body of work produced and performed by First Nations artists." – Katrina Chapman, Limelight Magazine
"David Hudson is a storytelling mastermind" – ATYP

Additional Details

Age Suitability:

Parental guidance under 15 years


  • Companion cards
  • Disability parking
  • Disability restroom
  • Nappy changing facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • Wheelchair seating available


Cuisine To Go Menu

Did you know you can now pre-book your meals through Cuisine to Go at least 48 hours before the scheduled show time. Menu varies with performance.

Don't miss this delicious culinary experience at our theatre!

  • One Act: 75 Minutes (No Interval)
  • Rated PG: Educational use of historical topics
  • Theatrical smoke & Haze may be used.  
  • First Nations
  • Contains voices and images of deceased people. 
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