Once In Royal David’s City

Date(s) - 5 Apr 2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

State Theatre Centre Of WA

GoTheatrical! app captioned performance on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 at 7.30pm

Booking details: http://www.bsstc.com.au/season-2017/once-in-royal-davids-city/

Please notify the Box Office staff at the time of booking that you will be accessing the captioning service.  Please remember to download the GoTheatrical! app to your mobile or tablet device before the performance.  Devices are available to borrow from the venue.

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-af?rming story about family, loss, purpose, politics and the endless possibilities of art.


Co-production with Queensland Theatre


  • Adam Booth
  • Penny Everingham
  • Emma Jackson
  • Jason Klarwein
  • Toni Scanlan
  • Adam Sollis
  • Kaye Stevenson
  • Steve Turner

Directed by Sam Strong

Sound Designer/Composer
Ash Gibson Greig
Set & Costume Designer
Stephen Curtis
Lighting Designer
Matt Scott
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