Date(s) - 5 Mar 2016
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Belvoir Street Theatre
GoTheatrical! Closed Captioned Performance: Saturday, 5 March 2016 at 2pm
Captions are available during the performance via our GoTheatrical! app. You can download the GoTheatrical! app from The App Store or GooglePlay.
Booking details: http://belvoir.com.au/productions/the-blind-giant-is-dancing/
Brutality in the workplace, rage in the streets, seething in the home. The vulnerability of political parties when they’ve forgotten why they’re there. The intellectual torpor of modern Australia. How power corrupts.
Stephen Sewell’s play is an angry and tender depiction of an idealist who becomes so embroiled in a party power struggle that he loses sight of what’s at stake. When it premiered in 1983, The Blind Giant is Dancing felt like a sharp slap in the face. And in an age of ICAC, Union credit cards, speculative housing bubbles, a pulverised working class, vapid leadership… it’s definitely time for another look at this Australian classic.
Artistic Director Eamon Flack begins his tenure with a company of twelve of the country’s great actors and one of the country’s great plays.
By Stephen Sewell
Director Eamon Flack
Set & Costume Designer Dale Ferguson
Stage Manager Melanie Stanton
Assistant Stage Manager Grace Nye-Butler