Champagne flowed at the official opening of The Mountaintop, QPAC’s stunning version of the Broadway smash

Theatre-goers mingled with the cast of The Mountaintop last night to celebrate the play’s official opening in Brisbane.

Guests enjoyed champagne on the rooftop of QPAC, although few embraced the party’s 1960s dress code.

The play itself was a revelation: a stunning, thought-provoking – albeit fictionalised – recounting of the final hours of Martin Luther King Jr’s life.

Although set in the volatile landscape of 60s America, there was a poignancy to the themes of racism, death and, ultimately, the very human flaws that exist in public figures.

The Mountaintop runs from February 22 to March 16 at QPAC. Read our event guide for more information.