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Once in Royal David's City

25 March - 9 April 2017 Showing at: State Theatre Centre of WA

Once in Royal David's City

25 March - 9 April 2017 Showing at: State Theatre Centre of WA Buy tickets

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company

By Michael Gow

Extremely and acidly funny, touchingly compassionate.” Stage Noise

Faced with loss, do we rage against the universe, search for connection or hope for an epiphany?

On the beaches of New South Wales, Brecht-obsessed theatre director Will has planned to share a restful, halcyon Christmas with his recently widowed mother. But then she unexpectedly falls seriously ill. During a bedside vigil, Will is forced to piece together the splintered shards of his own life. Angry and bewildered, he questions his role as an artist, a son and his place in a world where his dreams and ambitions appear forsaken.

This heartfelt work by Australian playwright Michael Gow is directed by Queensland Theatre’s new Artistic Director Sam Strong, marking our next exciting collaboration with this company. Intimate and sweeping, balancing warmth with wrath, Once In Royal David’s City is a life-affirming story about family, loss, purpose, politics and the endless possibilities of art.

WA PREMIERE


Cast and Crew

CAST INCLUDES Adam Booth, Penny Everingham, Jason Klarwein, Toni Scanlan, Kaye Stevenson, Steve Turner
DIRECTOR Sam Strong
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Stephen Curtis
LIGHTING DESIGNER Matt Scott
SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER Ash Gibson Greig

Co-production with Queensland Theatre


ONE FLAT THING, REPRODUCED

29 March – 1 April at 6.45pm

STRUT Dance is proud to invite you to a FREE performance in The Courtyard at the State Theatre Centre of WA prior to a performance of Once in Royal David’s City.  From Wednesday 29 March until Saturday 1 April at 6.45pm join 14 dancers from all over Australia and New Zealand as they lead you into William Forsythe’s seminal work One Flat Thing, Reproduced.  Normally quarantined to major dance companies – this a world first – the first time produced using independent dancers, performed outside and with a roaming audience.  Using 20 specially constructed tables,  live music from Thom Willems and the courtyard used in a way never before seen, be part of this iconic choreography. See the Work, Feel the Work, Be the First!  Running time: 20 minutes.


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
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