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The Eisteddfod

22 June - 9 July 2017 Showing at: State Theatre Centre of WA

The Eisteddfod

22 June - 9 July 2017 Showing at: State Theatre Centre of WA Buy tickets

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company

By Lally Katz

Sometimes make believe is the only way to make sense of the world.

Lally Katz emerged from the Melbourne indie theatre scene to become one of Australia's hottest playwrights, and is currently one of the most performed nationally. An award-winning hit at the New York International Fringe Festival, The Eisteddfod explores the nostalgic childhood world of orphaned siblings Abalone and his sister, Gerture. They are inseparable and love to play games together.

Abalone’s passion for amateur dramatics is a growing obsession, however Gerture’s interest in the imaginary worlds they create to stave off boredom is beginning to wane. But there is one final role-playing game Abalone thinks will bring his sister around and be sure to win him the ultimate prize – that first place ribbon at the Eisteddfod, with their rendition of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Lally Katz's disembodied voice leads the audience on a comic and somewhat unsettling journey. It is an intricate story, deftly told and an exciting, unpredictable production about the drama of growing up.

WA PREMIERE A Black Swan Lab Production

Warning: Strong adult themes, explicit language, ages 16+


Cast and Crew

Director: Jeffrey Jay Fowler
Set & Costume Designer: Tyler Hill
Lighting Designer: Lucy Birkinshaw
Sound Designer: Brett Smith
Cast includes: Brendan Ewing, Natalie Holmwood


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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