Based on the bizarre true story of James Joyce’s 1917 Zurich production of The Importance of Being Earnest, and celebrated as one of Tom Stoppard’s greatest comedies, Travesties puts Joyce, Vladimir Lenin and Tristan Tzara together. Directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean, Travesties is being staged as part of the Bloomsday in Melbourne festivities. Performances continue until June 23. To book, click here.
John Connors, the award-winning Love/Hate actor, has made his debut as a playwright with this one-man show about three Dublin teenagers being enticed into a life of crime. Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin’s northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface.
There will be a Q&A session after the show.
The Highlands Theatre Group is producing an exciting new play by Irish author Jaki McCarrick, Belfast Girls. This is the first time the play has been produced by an Australian Theatre Company.
Escaping the Irish famine in 1850 five young women seek passage on a ship to Australia. For many of the ‘orphan girls’ on board, the voyage offers a fresh start. But some girls find they cannot escape the memory of the lives they’ve left behind – and that the closer they get to Australia the more powerful the past becomes.
Fridays and Saturdays - 8pm & Sundays - 2pm
Brevity Theatre is proud to present the Australian premiere of a A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. The award-winning novel written by Irish novelist Eimear McBride is an intense interior monologue, and has been transposed with rigour for the stage by Annie Ryan. After hugely successful seasons in the UK and US it is the perfect time to tell this story and have this discussion here in Australia. Directed by Erin Taylor and brought to the stage by a fiercely all-female team , this one woman show will demand the attention of Sydney audiences. 7.30pm (Tues - Sat), 5pm (Sun)