Presented by State Theatre Company
By Joanna Murray-Smith
Stage and screen legend Sandy Gore (Footfalls) returns to the Company to play one of the literary world’s most divisive and compelling figures – Patricia Highsmith, the brilliant mind behind The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train.
A hit when it premiered at Sydney Theatre Company in 2015, Joanna Murray Smith’s (The Female of the Species) play places Highsmith front and centre in a story that may or may not be of her own making. A semi-recluse in Switzerland, she is visited by a young man from her publishing house ostensibly on a mission to persuade her to write one last novel. But as the sun sets and rises again over the Swiss Alps, it becomes apparent that the charming young stranger is on a far more sinister mission…
True to Highsmith’s iconic style, there are multiple twists and turns as the enthralling plot unfolds. This is total edge-of-your-seat theatre!
Worthy of Highsmith herself The Sydney Morning Herald
Keith's Matinee Club
1 Nov, 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration behind the scenes.
Audio Described Performances
31 Oct, 6.30pm & 28 Oct, 2pm
People with vision impairment are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via www.statetheatrecompany.com.au a few days prior to the performance. Book Audio Described performances here.
Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Beyerdynamic Hearing System in the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer half an hour before the performance, or pre-book with your ticket purchase with the link above. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.
1 Nov, 11am & 6.30pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.
Director Nescha Jelk
Designer Ailsa Paterson
Composer Jason Sweeney
Cast includes Sandy Gore
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