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Once In Royal David's City

Michael Gow’s play focuses on a middle-aged theatre director in the grip of existential and professional crisis.

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Category: Theatre
Company: New Theatre
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Once in Royal David’s City

Date: 10 Feb 2019

Part eulogy, part call-to-arms, Michael Gow’s play is focused on a middle-aged theatre director, Will Drummond, a man in the grip of existential and professional crisis.

Drummond’s incapacitated father has recently died, his production of The Importance of Being Earnest has come unstuck and his mother is ill. The pillars of his world are toppling.

Adding fuel his angst, he has been asked to deliver a lecture on the theories of Bertolt Brecht to Year 11 drama students. Exasperated and depressed, Drummond flees the city for a friend’s Byron Bay weekender. It’s Christmas.

Patrick Howard directs. Lana Birtles, Ben Brighton, Amy Victoria Brooks, Sandra Campbell, Nathalie Fenwick, Nicholas Foustellis, Angela Johnston, Alice Livingstone, Aimee Lodge, Francisco Lopez, Katarina Vandlik and Bryden White-Tuohey feature.

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