Sydney Festival presents

Maureen: Harbinger of Death

15 - 23 Jan 2021

Past Event

A touching and real homage to older women, celebrating the indomitable voice, wisdom and unapologetic passions of dames who defy invisibility.

Framed by velvet, Jatz crackers and cigarettes, join Maureen in her bohemian living-room for a journey of exquisite storytelling brimming with acerbic life advice, spirited friends now gone and the dauntless potency of limitless imagination. 

With minimal costume or props, writer and performer Jonny Hawkins transforms into Maureen before our eyes in a solo work that relishes the heroic, individual strength of female elders mostly dismissed by society. 

Co-created with director Nell Ranney, and inspired by Hawkins’ real-life friend, a self-described ‘working class glamour queen’, Maureen: Harbinger of Death redefines our concepts of older women, honours the bounties of inter-generational relationships and pays tribute to kindness, individuality and dignity.


Image credit: Joe Engstrom

Written & Performed by Jonny Hawkins
Co-conceived & Directed by Nell Ranney
Set & Costume Design by Isabel Husdon
Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper
Sound Design by Steve Toulmin

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and we're committed to making your Seymour visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

The theatre will operate at a reduced capacity of 75%.

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Reginald Theatre

Fri 15 Jan 7:30pm
Sat 16 Jan 2pm
Sat 16 Jan 7:30pm
Sun 17 Jan 5pm
Tue 19 Jan 7:30pm
Wed 20 Jan 7:30pm
Thu 21 Jan 7:30pm
Fri 22 Jan 7:30pm
Sat 23 Jan 2pm, 7:30pm

70 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies.

Full $39
Concession $35

Transaction fee applies.

Contains herbal cigarette smoke. Photography and filming prohibited.

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