Go to Wake in Fright, 5-8 August 2020

This show is part of Collected Works 2020

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                      COLLECTED WORKS 2020 SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

5 - 8 August 2020

 

If you’re a good bloke, you’ll be all right. Right?

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through? It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up. John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him—cashless and jobless—in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba. So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie town? The entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured in a one-person show accompanied by a sonic assault from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene, Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the flesh. Bring sunscreen, buy a beer and wear your ear plugs. Once we pierce the Yabba’s ocker veneer, you better be ready for the explosive brutality pent up inside.

★★★★½ “Brilliant, bold and deeply unnerving theatre.” The Age

★★★★½ “Powerful.” ArtsHub

★★★★ “Brilliantly accomplished and innovative powerhouse.” Australian Book Review

★★★★ “Remarkable.” Time Out

★★★★ “Striking.”  Limelight Magazine

Show details:

Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST
SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

5 – 8 August 2020

 

If you’re a good bloke, you’ll be all right. Right?

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through? It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up.

John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him—cashless and jobless—in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba.

So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie town?

The entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured in a one-person show accompanied by a sonic assault from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene, Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the flesh. Bring sunscreen, buy a beer and wear your ear plugs. Once we pierce the Yabba’s ocker veneer, you better be ready for the explosive brutality pent up inside.

★★★★½ “Brilliant, bold and deeply unnerving theatre.” The Age

★★★★½ “Powerful.” ArtsHub

★★★★ “Brilliantly accomplished and innovative powerhouse.” Australian Book Review

★★★★ “Remarkable.” Time Out

★★★★ “Striking.”  Limelight Magazine

Dates

Opening Night – Wednesday 5 August, 8pm

Thursday 6 August, 8pm
Friday 7 August, 8pm
Saturday 8 August, 8pm

Credits

A NEW PLAY:
Adapted from Kenneth Cook’s Novel by Declan Greene with Zahra Newman

MUSIC & COMPOSITION:
Friendships

SOUND DESIGNER:
James Paul

LIGHTING & PROJECTION DESIGNER:
Verity Hampson

 

 

 

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Malthouse Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 70 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language, strobe lighting, fog/haze effects and loud noises (earplugs provided).

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children, parental discretion advised.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Additional Information:
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Seating Plan

 

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