Once In Royal David’s City

Date(s) - 15 Mar 2014
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Belvoir Street Theatre

GoTheatrical Captioned Performance on Saturday, 15 March 2014 at 2pm

Booking details at belvoir.com.au

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Once in Royal David’s City

By Michael Gow Director Eamon Flack

Upstairs Theatre

Michael Gow’s eloquent, tender and furious new play.

Fierce and eloquent, playful, big-thinking, tender, furious – Michael Gow’s new play is an astonishing act of theatrical invention.

Will Drummond is bewildered. All the old certainties are coming apart. His parents are suddenly old, theatre is not what it used to be, people around him are losing their minds and losing faith, the world is shrinking, and what does it even mean to live in a society any more? Then, suddenly, Will finds himself sitting by his mother’s bedside in a hospital room on the north coast of New South Wales; his task is to turn bewilderment into clarity before it is too late.

Once in Royal David’s City is big and small at once, tumbling from the fifties to the present, from East Berlin to Byron Bay, from brief encounters to the cycles of history. It is about mothers and sons, lost innocence, omnipresent death. It is about rage. It is about the brilliant possibilities of theatre.

It is beautiful.

Eamon Flack (Angels in America) directs.

Helen Buday
Brendan Cowell
Harry Greenwood
Lech Mackiewicz
Tara Morice
Helen Morse
Lola Nixon
Anthony Phelan

By Michael Gow
Director Eamon Flack
Set & Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Costume Designer Mel Page
Composer Alan John
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Keiren Smith

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