Stories from over thirty years of weather, television, hairstyles, fashion advice and meeting people from across Queensland.

Jenny Woodward, ABC Queensland’s respected, renowned and much-loved weather reporter has been a presence in homes throughout the state since 1986.

She is currently developing a touring show, working title ‘WEATHER OR NOT’ to share with audiences her reflections upon a career spanning over three decades.

“Over thirty years, I have not only had the privilege of coming in to people’s homes through their televisions, but have also travelled across the state and met thousands of Queenslanders, each with their own story to tell.

“In the show, I want to share with audiences stories and reflections on the changing world of television, the advances in weather forecasting, the big weather events and the impact they have on people’s lives – as well as a trip back in time through hundreds of outfits with the hilarious review of the letters and emails from fans and fashion advisers alike.

There will be self-contained audio-visual content, a script by award-winning journalist Karen Berkman and Jenny will be joined on stage by an accompanist, providing a live soundtrack, accompanying Jenny in a few songs, and providing musical interludes during costume changes!


Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party
4
Considerations

The show will be designed to be presented in any indoor space with three-phase power, in other words it will be self-contained. It will feature extensive audio-visual content.

Understudy Productions is a Brisbane-based production company, by creatives for creatives. We strive to create professional work opportunities for local, Australian-based talent.


Company Website
understudyproductions.com

Unique Selling Point

Jenny has delivered ABC Queensland's statewide weather for over three decades and is integral to the lives of many Queenslanders, especially those in regional areas where the weather is more than just a topic of conversation. She's travelled all over the State, meeting thousands of people and gathering a wealth of stories along the way. In the show, she will share those stories and also chat about the changes she's seen in both television and weather forecasting . . . as well as a few reflections on her trademark outfits and some of the fashion advice she has received from viewers.

Marketing Materials

At this point, the show is being developed and no marketing collateral has been developed. We have put out a call for expressions of interest and have over 21 venues who are looking to present the show in 2020. We will be approaching them to develop a tour over a three week period commencing 11 May 2020 and Jenny has done a short promotional video to support that. This tour will be subject to successful funding application.

Community Engagement

Jenny will be available to deliver activities related to weather forecasting, mainly focussed at primary schools although this will not be a strong focus of the tour.