4 MAY – 2 JUN 2018
THIS WORK HAS SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT OUR COUNTRY, OUR SEXISM, OUR HEALTH, AND OUR VALUES THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LEAVE WITHOUT BEING AFFECTED
THE NEXT LAUGH IS NEVER TOO FAR AWAY...DEFINITELY FOR AN AUSTRALIAN AUDIENCE
AN ENRICHING ADVENTURE
A BOLD ADAPTATION THAT BOASTS A TALENTED CAST WHO TOGETHER ENLIVEN CAREY'S '81 NOVEL
We need to talk about Harry Joy. The world revolves around him. Until he dies on a sunny afternoon.
He awakens to a curious vision of the world he has known for 39 years. Fakes instead of family. Allies have become enemies. Conspiracies everywhere. His wife, children and friends attempt to punish him through a series of twisted inconveniences. Harry concludes that this Hell around him has been there the entire time. He’s just been too asleep to see it.
Peter Carey’s madcap novel is brought to life in a lush and extraordinary collaboration from the team behind Picnic at Hanging Rock. Starring Toby Truslove (ABC’s Utopia) and a stellar ensemble cast, follow Harry as he clamours for his soul, from suburbia to the rainforest, and beyond.
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
A Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir production. Proudly supported by Art Series Hotels.
Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Pia Johnson
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY /
Marco Chiappi, Will McDonald, Amber McMahon, Charlotte Nicdao, Susan Prior, Anna Samson, Mark Coles Smith, Toby Truslove
SET & COSTUME DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGN /
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /
Event & ticketing details
Act I – 75 minutes
Interval – 20 minutes
Act II – 70 minutes
Contains strong adult themes, sexual and drug references and coarse language.