Cairns acting students determined to ‘Crèche & Burn’

Published:02 October 2019

Cast members L-R Dell Beckman, Reshma Van Der Werff, Shanna Neihsner, Bianca Oches and Rachael Davis.

CQUniversity Cairns’ first graduating actors from the Bachelor of Creative Arts degree are performing their last show as a cohort.

Crèche and Burn, written by acclaimed Queensland Playwright Elise Greig, is a riotous comedy set in the Little Acorn crèche and childcare centre.

The play features Sarah, who is starting work at the centre for the first time, and the colourful array of characters who utilise the centres services.

Cairns residents can support their local acting talent from 6.30 pm on Tuesday 8 October at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.

The play is directed by Karen Crone and is performed by Bianca Oches, Dell Beckman, Rachael Cecily, Reshma van der Werff and Shanna Niehsner.

Come watch the twist and turns, from funny to tragic,” says CQUni Cairns Associate Lecturer Patty Preece.

Tickets are available via .

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Creative Arts is an exciting and innovative on-campus course with majors in acting, contemporary dance, popular music or visual arts.

An audition is required for entry into the music, dance or acting majors. An interview and presentation of a portfolio is required for entry into the visual arts major.

Students are able to develop and polish performance skills through practical studios, industry seminars, theory studies, personal reflection, and hands-on educational opportunities.