Lighting the Dark


Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +1 more


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


From $27 - $40


Townsville Civic Theatre
41 Boundary Street
South Townsville QLD 4810



Presented by Townsville City Council & Dancenorth Australia

Theatre Season 2024

LIGHTING THE DARK is a bold new work by Chris Dyke, a Kaurna (Adelaide) based dancer and emerging choreographer living with Down Syndrome. Chris is a young man with big hopes and a compendium of larger-than-life heroes that come to his aid in dark times.

Chris is a champion for inclusivity, and whilst his internal landscape is rich with dreams, wild imagination and an unfailing love for all, especially his Mum, at times the outside world sees only the cover of the book. A book, which, if they dared to open, would tell tender tales of care and friendship, and a radically inspiring story of creative brilliance.

Featuring the breath-taking Dancenorth Ensemble alongside Chris as the lead protagonist, Lighting the Dark is the retelling of a classic tale in which love, and light rise up against the darkness.

Inspired by Chris’ real life heroes Banksy, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, Lighting the Dark illuminates Chris’ profoundly moving and life affirming adventure through the world. Throughout the work, each of these icons acts as a mirror, reflecting Chris’ expansive perception and limitless sense of possibility.

Join Chris as he traverses individual and universal truths in a dance to the very centre of what it means to be human.

Additional Details

Age Suitability:

All ages


  • Companion cards
  • Disability parking
  • Disability restroom
  • Hearing loop
  • Nappy changing facilities
  • Service animals welcome
  • 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!

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Dance
  • Inclusive
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