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The Events

Past Show

21 Jun - 08 Jul

Studio Underground

A vicar and community choir regularly meet in a local town hall. An extraordinary blend of theatre and music.

  • “A MOVING EXPLORATION OF COMMUNITY AND HEALING."

    Sydney Morning Herald

The Events

A Belvoir, Malthouse and State Theatre Company of South Australia production, presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company

The Events was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and Clare Watson was instrumental in bringing this mesmerising theatre work to Australia in 2016, to direct its premiere for the Sydney Festival. After successful seasons in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, this acclaimed production is set to have its Perth premiere.

One of Australia’s most powerful actors, Catherine McClements (Water Rats, Rush), plays Claire, a vicar and leader of a community choir that regularly meet in a local town hall. When a young man enters the hall and opens fire, her beloved community – and the ideals that sustain it – is blown apart.

Set in the wake of the tragedy, a conversation unfolds between Claire and the young man. She is unpacking her rage, her fears and ultimately, her forgiveness. The young man is something else: the voice of the alienated, an enemy within and a lost generation. In an era of uncertainty and inexplicable events, questions are asked and resolutions sought. Could he have been stopped?

David Greig (Midsummer: A Play with Songs) has written a beautiful story of hope and healing. The Events will be performed with a different Perth community choir at each performance. It is an extraordinary blend of theatre and music.

Perth Community Choirs Include:

  • Churchlands Choral Society
  • Indie Mix Pop Choir
  • Rhythmos
  • St Barnabas Community Choir
  • The Mighty Camelot Chorale
  • Voyces

Dates

21 Jun - 08 Jul

Venue

Studio Underground

Duration

1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)

Content Warning

Contains adult themes and strong language

Media

Artists

Catherine McClements

Cast

Johnny Carr

Cast

Benjamin Hogan

Cast & Musical Director

Churchlands Choral

Choir Society

Indie Mix Pop Choir

Choir Society

Rhythmos

Choir Society

St Barnabas Community Choir

Choir Society

The Mightly Camelot Chorale

Choir Society

Voyces

Choir Society

David Greig

Writer

John Browne

Composer

Clare Watson

Clare Watson

Director

Geoff Cobham

Set & Lighting Designer

Chloe Ogilvie

Chloe Ogilvie

Lighting Designer Associate

Luke Byrne

Musical Supervisor

Keiren Smith

Stage Manager

Jacinta Wajon

Assistant Stage Manager

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