By Patrick White / Directed by Chris Drummond
A unique adaptation of Australia’s towering literary genius and Nobel Prize recipient Patrick White’s Down at the Dump.
‘Visually captivating, splendidly lucid stage adaptation’ The Australian
‘Excellent... Drummond’s staging is masterful.’ In Daily, Australia
‘Phenomenal.’ Limelight Magazine
The only death to fear is the death of love
Actors, musicians and audience share a unique theatre experience in a transformed performance space in the Black Box Theatre with everyone sitting in a circle of burnt earth beneath a vast canvas of Australian sky.
The Whalley family are getting ready for a day at the dump, while next door the Hogbens prepare to bury the outrageous Daise Morrow, a free spirit whose youthful romantic exploits scandalised the staid residents of her tiny Australian town.
A gorgeous, sensory evocation of Patrick White’s Australia, The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is brutally funny, profoundin its understanding of human nature, the complicationsof compassion and the majesty of love. This rich theatrical adaptation keeps all the wit, scathing insight and wonderful humour of the book and transforms it into something new.
Accompanied with haunting live music performed by the sublime Zephyr Quartet.
In association with Far and Away Productions.