A Cheery Soul

Nothing’s as bad as a good neighbour.

Meet Miss Docker: the delightfully ghastly anti-hero of this celebrated Australian classic. She is relentlessly upbeat – the quintessential ‘cheery soul’.

Miss Docker is one of Nobel Laureate Patrick White’s most memorable creations.

She and her neighbours are as hilarious and peculiar as they are uncannily familiar.

Together, this pioneering text and marvellous characters take us on a dizzying ride through suburban Australia, exploring the meaning of morality, mortality and the need for belonging.

One of Australia’s most revered writers, White uses poetic language and piercing satire to peel back the scalp of the Australian mind and reveal the underlying horror of 1960s suburbia.

These acidic insights are as dark and funny now as they were upon the play’s debut in 1963.

The magnificent Sarah Peirse (The Children, Switzerland) steps into Miss Docker’s fiercely sensible shoes in a bold new interpretation for the 21st century, joined by an outstanding ensemble including Anita Hegh (The Harp in the South), Tara Morice (The Harp in the South), Shari Sebbens (Black is the New White) and Bruce Spence (Endgame).

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When

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesdays to Saturdays, 8pm to 11pm

Monday 5 November to Saturday 15 December 2018

Wednesdays 1pm.
Saturdays 2pm.

Cost

Saturday evening: $108.00
Adult: $103.00
Concession: $82.00
Seniors cardholder: $93.00
Preview: $65.00
Under 30: $81.00

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