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
Mark Coles Smith
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Sundays, 5pm to 7pm
Saturday 9 June to Monday 16 July 2018
Except Monday 18 June, Monday 25 June, Monday 2 July and Monday 9 July
Matinees: Saturdays 2pm.