Wish - Perth Theatre Company

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY PETER GOLDSWORTHY. ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY HUMPHREY BOWER.

“Bower is a born storyteller” – The West Australian

An extraordinary love story and an ethical conundrum, Wish is based on the astonishing novel by leading Australian writer Peter Goldsworthy, and adapted by Helpmann Award winner Humphrey Bower.

JJ, the hearing son of deaf parents, agrees to teach Sign to the mysterious ‘Eliza’. She demonstrates a gift for Sign and bonds passionately with her new teacher.

Humphrey Bower plays JJ, joined by dancer-choreographer Danielle Micich as Eliza, with live music by Leon Ewing in this intimate Australian work that will take you to the outer limits of language, nature, ethics and love.

Nominated: Best Director (Humphrey Bower) Equity Guild Awards

Winner: Members’ Choice Award, Blue Room Theatre Awards

Winner: Blue Stone Award, Best Performance (Humphrey Bower & Danielle Micich)

Winner: WA Dance Award, Outstanding Female Performance (Danielle Micich)

14 — 24 MAY 2014

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

WRITER: Peter Goldsworthy, adapted and directed by Humphrey Bower

STARRING: Danielle Micich & Humphrey Bower

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Andrew Lake

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER: Joe Lui

MUSIC: Leon Ewing

A co-production with Night Train Productions

Originally supported by The Blue Room Theatre

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Maestro - by New Theatre, Sydney

BY ANNA GOLDSWORTHY & PETER GOLDSWORTHY
Adapted from his novel
Directed by Rosane McNamara

29 APRIL – 24 MAY 2014

 

“If you think I’m going to let this shithole wear me down you’re mistaken!”

 As a young boy in post-war Darwin, Paul Crabbe begins to take piano lessons from the enigmatic Eduard Keller, an Austrian émigré with a shadowy past and a pedagogical pedigree traced back to Liszt and Beethoven.

For Keller, escaping his ghosts in the isolation of the Top End, music has always been his way of dealing with the horrors of the world. For Paul, learning the piano starts as an inconvenience but soon becomes an obsession, his ticket out of a town full of drifters and misfits. The relationship between the ‘maestro’ and his pupil is an uneasy one but as Paul grows from ex-obsessed adolescent into self-questioning man, he learns about life through music, and through Keller’s experiences and understanding of human nature.

Goldworthy’s coming-of-age novel, voted one of the Top 40 Australian books of all time, has been turned into a wise and funny play about love, betrayal, loyalty, guilt, and the pursuit of artistic excellence.

“A masterful novel has been adapted into an equally masterful play” Australian Stage

TIMES 

Preview Wed 30 Apr 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 24 May 5pm

TICKETS

Full $32 | Concession $27 | Groups (10+) $27 | Members $22 | Previews $17 | Student Rush $17 | Cheap Thursdays $17

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Latest Release: Gravel

Gravel (2010)

Gravel (2010)

New short stories by Peter Goldsworthy, published by Penguin Hamish Hamilton, to be launched at Adelaide Writers Week on March 1st 2010, by J M Coetzee.

Eight brilliant stories by a master of the form, author of the classic Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam and The Kiss.

A contented woman finds herself considering a bizarre sexual invitation that just days before filled her with scorn. A mediocre man is pulled into a strange dance with his stalker. A father gives his daughter a Christmas present with a disturbing history. An ugly sports parent plays a game of ridiculous chance. A young boy's music lesson offers him a discordant insight into adult behaviour. And in a primal tale about the borderline between animals and humans, death is horrifyingly not the end of the story...

Compulsively readable, pitch-perfect in mood, Gravel ponders the forces that can wear down a marriage, darken desire, lead people to thwart their best intentions.