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Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) Year 10 Theatre Ensemble presents INKHEART.

Originally based on the book trilogy by Cornelia Funke, Inkheart is a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire that the QACI Year 10 Theatre Ensemble has adapted into a stage production. Under the guidance of their director, Luci Morris, together they have created a show of fantasy and family, but one that will make you shiver. Imagine a person running their fingers down your spine… now imagine someone doing that with words. Keep that feeling in your mind.

Inkheart follows the story of Mo, a silvertongue. A silvertongue is someone who has the ability to read out characters from books when they read aloud. They leave the pages of their story and come into our reality. But no one has any control over what comes out. The most terrifying part is that someone from our world goes into the book. No one knows if they can escape. But Mo is willing to try.

Years earlier, when he was reading a story to his daughter, Meggie, four characters leapt from the pages of Inkheart; Capricorn, Basta, Crow and Dustfinger. But what Mo didn’t realise until the four had disappeared into the night, is that his wife, Resa, was no longer in the room. She had been lost into the world of Inkheart. Now, 9 years later, Mo is still on his mission to find Inkheart and bring Resa back. Dustfinger continues to plead to be read back into the book and Capricorn has plans of his own. Together with Meggie and her deranged Aunt Elinor, Mo and Dustfinger go on a twisted journey to defeat Capricorn and his henchmen. But will they prevail? Or will it be too late to stop Inkheart from disappearing forever? Will Resa be forever condemned to its pages as Dustfinger loses all that his dear to him, once and for all?

The $5 charge for the performances is to help raise money for the organisation Beyond Blue, with proceeds going towards further research and support for teenagers with mental health issues.

Inkheart has themes of a PG nature, with loud and low frequency sound usage, fog machine, strobe and other lighting effects.

6 - 8 December, 7pm

Tickets $5

QACI Theatre
61 Musk Avenue