The Events

Date(s) - 28 Jul 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)

GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Performance on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 1.30pm

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Please remember to notify Box Office at the time of booking tickets that you require seats with a good view of the captioning screen.

About The Production:

The most difficult question to answer is always “why?”

A mesmerising piece of playwriting – generous, compassionate and subtle, The Events stars one of Australia’s most powerful actors, the brilliant Catherine McClements (TV’s Water Rats, Rush), joined on stage each night by a choir from our own local community, in an extraordinary blend of theatre and music.

McClements plays Claire, a minister and leader of a community choir that regularly meets in a local town hall. When a young man enters the hall and opens fire, her beloved community – and the ideals that sustain it – is blown apart. In the aftermath, questions are asked and resolutions sought. Could he have been stopped? And how do we live together knowing it can all come apart in a moment?

The hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, The Events is award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig’s (Midsummer – A Play with Songs) response to the violence unleashed by a Norwegian white supremacist in 2011. It is stunningly brought to life in this production from three of Australia’s flagship theatre companies. It is a deeply important, poignant and challenging story of hope and healing.


“McClement’s performance is exceptional…It was impossible not to be moved” – Sydney Morning Herald

“The Events is a superb and unique examination of one victim’s self-destructive desire to understand the essence of violence.” – Stage Whispers

“Claire’s community chorus – the ‘one big crazy tribe’– lifted the show, finding a beautiful harmony we so desperately need.” – Daily Review


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