Head Full of Love




Head Full of Love is the story of two remarkable women and their unlikely but inspiring friendship.

The annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival is fast approaching and Tilly Napuljari is running out of time to finish her new creation in time to enter it for judging. Meanwhile, Sydneysider Nessa Tavistock is a long way from home, having run away to the red centre to escape her problems back in the big smoke.

This intricate, warm and wisely told tale by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Dead Man Brake, Run Rabbit Run, Parramatta Girls) was created through extensive consultation with the Central Desert community.

The result is an unsentimental, humorous and moving portrait of the complexity of cross-cultural relationships rewoven, like a beanie, into a simple and humble beauty.

Sensitively directed by acclaimed theatremaker, Queensland Theatre Companys Artistic Director Wesley Enoch, Head Full of Love is a tale of new friendships and breaking down barriers thats as warm, charming and full of love as a handmade beanie.

“…contagious humour and disarming charm. Director Wesley Enochs touch is imprinted on every story – honesty, simplicity and imagination pervading all… Head Full of Love is a head-warming, heart-searching story.”

— The Australian

Recommended for ages 15+. Contains strong language, adult themes and smoke effects.