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The Events

Published 6th February, 2018 in Concert or Performance
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    1 Bounty Street, Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia

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A mesmerising piece of playwriting: generous, compassionate and subtle - The Events was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. For this Australian production, the brilliant Catherine McClements is joined by a host of community choirs in an extraordinary blend of theatre and music. Claire is a minister and the director of a choir that meets regularly in a local hall. It’s made up of all sorts, but when a disaffected young man enters the hall and opens fire with a semi-automatic, this community, and the ideals that formed it, are blown apart. After the event, Claire is left asking the big question: How do people live together knowing it can all come apart in a moment? The Events, in a co-production by the Actors Touring Company, the Young Vic Theatre, Brageteatret and Schauspielhaus Wien, was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2013.

Published 6th February, 2018 in Concert or Performance
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