“…boisterous, bitter and sweet, and replete with raw emotion.”
Sydney Morning Herald
A funny and moving Australian classic from the playwright of Holding the Man.
Shane has fled his family and is seeking refuge in Kings Cross. Confused and naive, he meets two strangers: the ultra-urban Will, who offers brotherhood, sex and something unexpected; and Peter, a fifty-year-old gay man whose mother is dying in a nursing home. With their help (or hindrance), Shane struggles to reconcile himself with events from his past. But how can he move on when he can’t even use laundry powder?
Directed by Daniel Lammin (Master Class at Hayes Theatre), this timely new production features a stellar cast – AACTA winner Simon Burke (Griffin Theatre’s The Homosexuals and Foxtel’s Devils Playground), recent Helpmann Award winner Guy Simon (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones), and Wil King (The Production Company’s La Cage Aux Folles).
Winner of the 2006 Premier’s Literary Award for Best Play
”so funny and tender and wild, and so beautifully acted.” The Age
“It is sure to be the highlight of Midsumma 2018.” Theatre People
“a profoundly touching play that is performed with humour and sensitivity… this production acts as a magnificent showcase for some stunning local talent.” Stage Whispers
This production contains full frontal nudity, adult themes, coarse language and sexual references
Restricted to ages 15+
Filming and photography not permitted
Mardi Gras at Seymour Centre is produced by the Seymour Centre in association with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Director: Daniel Lammin
Producer: Cameron Lukey
Co-Producer: Andy Johnston
Featuring Simon Burke and Guy Simon
Photo by Theresa Harrison