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Bliss

Published 9th May, 2018 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010, Australia

  • Date

    9th June 2018 to 12th June 2018

  • Time

    All Day

Belvoir and Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre have combined forces on the theatrical adaptation of Peter Carey’s iconic Australian novel Bliss, a family saga full of sex, drugs, suicide and religion, coming to Belvoir. Harry Joy is the blessed Australian – a childhood of mystical innocence, a home stuffed with love, he brings a smile to all he meets. Then, one warm afternoon on the front lawn, he dies. It’s only for a few minutes – he’s revived. But the world he wakes to is changed; his wife, children and friends all now seem avaricious monsters. And so it dawns on Harry Joy: he hasn’t survived his heart attack at all. He is in Hell. Enter Honey Barbara, a hippy from the rainforest, wise to the ways of the big city. She and Harry melt back into the verdant bush, where their children tell a story of a Paradise Found. Peter Carey’s classic novel performed by a terrific ensemble cast. Entertaining and a little bit epic, it might just offer a vision of hope…A co-production with Malthouse Theatre.

Published 9th May, 2018 in Concert or Performance
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