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Whiteley's Incredible Blue

Dickins’ distinctive, poetic script is rendered truly memorable by Pigot’s nuanced, chameleon-like performance.
Kate Herbert – four stars in the Herald Sun read review here.

What lies inside the imaginations of an artist and addict?

The capricious genius of Brett Whiteley bursts once more into incandescent life. A hallucinatory exploration of Whiteley’s life and art, Whiteley’s Incredible Blue is a one-man theatrical fever dream, an urgent swell of colour, sound and language. Cast in the luminescent ultramarine blue that became the artist’s hallmark, and interwoven with a live free-jazz performance.

Penned by award-winning playwright and Whiteley biographer, Barry Dickins, and performed by the acclaimed Neil Pigot, this is the world premiere of a new and controversial rendering of Whiteley’s life.

For more information see our inhouse production page here.

Associate Director & Designer Meredith Rogers
Lighting Designer Kerry Saxby
Sound Designer Chris Wenn
Stage Manager Claire Shepherd
Featuring Neil Pigot
Musicians Robert Calvert, Robert George, Pietro Fine

Whiteley’s Incredible Blue is produced and presented by fortyfivedownstairs in association with the Melbourne Festival and supported by the Sunraysia Foundation, the Sidney Myer Fund and Yarra Trams.

Image by Jeff Busby, design by Millimetre.

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