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The Book of Revelations

19 July - 30 July

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Black Hole Theatre

19 July – 30 July 2017
previews: Wednesday 19 July &
Thursday 20 July
opening night: Friday 21 July
duration: 45 minutes
*All performances except Wed 19 July are looped*
times:
Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $25 – $35
bookings:
03 9662 9966

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‘Richards’ seraphic voice is haunting, the lyrics evoking visions of birth and death … This is a powerful performance by Richards … unfolding like a dream.’  The Age

 

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Ada’s world has become quite strange…nothing seems the same. Once familiar objects shift, time bends and angels sing. This is a journey with no beginning, moving towards an unseen end, oddly familiar with surprises along the way.

Black Hole Theatre is known for its track record of creating original exciting cross-disciplinary performance around often dark and challenging subjects. With Alison Richards’ extraordinary Book of Revelations, we leap into the unknown, following a mind facing uncharted realms of altered perception, stirred by dementia and other mental illness. Directed by Nancy Black, some of Melbourne’s leading talents combine sound, visuals and performance to create a startling world full of wonder, terror – and joy.

Part contemporary opera, part art installation where cutting edge technology meets visual theatre, The Book of Revelations marks a new approach to immersive performance. Each audience member will have their own unique experience; the everyday may never be quite the same again.

Black Hole Theatre would like to advise, people living with Alzheimer’s may find moments of this performance unsettling.

Production images taken by Sarah Walker

Please Note:
Time warps in Ada’s world, and so the 45 minute performance is looped (see exceptions below)
To see the complete show arrive before 8.15pm Wednesday to Saturday and before 5.45pm Sundays.

*The preview on Wednesday 19 July is not looped.*
Please arrive by 7:30 to experience this show.

Q & A sessions will follow performances on Sunday 23 July and Friday 28 July.

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund; Cultural Infusion and our generous donors

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Writer/performer: Alison Richards
Director: Nancy Black
Music & Sound Design: Faye Bendrups, David Franzke, Christine McCombe
Set Design: Dagmara Gieysztor
Lighting Design: Bronwyn Pringle
Puppets: Rod Primrose
Shadow puppetry: Rachel Joy
Video artist: Lindsay Cox

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $25,
Full:
$35,
Concession: $25,
Group 6+: $25,

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

Please Note:
Time warps in Ada’s world, and so the 50 minute performance is looped (see exceptions below)
To see the complete show arrive before 8.30pm Wednesday to Saturday and before 6pm Sundays.

*The preview on Wednesday 19 July is not looped.*
Please arrive by 7:30 to experience this show.

Q & A sessions will follow the final performance on Sunday 23 July and Friday 28 July.

Details

Start:
19 July
End:
30 July
Event Category:

Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
Website:
http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/