Managing Carmen

Date(s) - 22 Nov 2012
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

Captioned Performance:   Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 7.30pm

Brent Lyall is a freakish young sporting talent. At the age of twenty-three, the country lad is already captain of one of the most successful football clubs in the land. He is managed by the ruthless and famous sports manager Rohan Swift, a foulmouthed bully of legendary status.

Not only is Brent paid a prodigious amount of money to play AFL football, he makes three times as much with product endorsements: the advertisers simply love him and his glamourous model girlfriend. But he should be raking in a lot more advertising cash – if only he wasn’t so guarded in front of every camera!

Rohan is determined not to let Brent’s uptight performance get in the way of rich endorsement earnings and hires a psychologist to unleash Brent’s on-camera talent. But as Rohan finds out,

Brent is not quite the simple country boy he seems: He has a secret passion for cross-dressing.

Brent’s carefully managed career is in jeopardy and Rohan needs to come up with an emergency plan to keep Brent’s career and earning potential on track!

“For most of his career [Williamson] towered over the stage like an antipodean Colossus …. crackling one-liners about everything from marital infidelity to the politics of football …” The Australian

“A laugh out loud comedy for anyone who likes football or designer dresses. Nobody writes about Australian football like David Williamson; this is a crackling funny dissection of stereotypes in sport.” Kate Cherry


Director: Wesley Enoch

Designers: Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest


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