In The Next Room
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 11 June at 2pm in The Playhouse, Canberra
Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘In The Next Room’:
The perfect remedy for illness-just lift your petticoats ladies!
For the wife of eminent scientist and inventor Dr Givings, the vagaries of the medical field have never held much allure. Until now.
Unable to breastfeed her baby and desperately lonely, Mrs Givings seeks companionship in two of her husband’s patients – and soon discovers the truth of what goes on at his practice.
What exactly is the revolutionary treatment he administers to females suffering from hysterical disorders? And why is his important medical invention called The Chattanooga Vibrator?
Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play was a resounding hit when it opened on Broadway in 2009, consolidating playwright Sarah Ruhl’s reputation as one of America’s most exciting contemporary writers. This Australian premiere features an outstanding cast headed by Hollywood star Jacqueline McKenzie.
In the Next Room, or the vibrator play has infinitely more to it than primitive vibrators. It is sharp, witty and bursting with charisma: an utterly beguiling play
Duration: 150 minutes, including interval
Venue: The Playhouse
Warning: This show contains sexual themes
Suit Children: TBC