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The first theatrical adaptation of Peter Carey’s Australian novel

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

Marco Chiappi
Mark Coles Smith
Will McDonald
Amber McMahon
Charlotte Nicdao
Susan Prior
Anna Samson
Toby Truslove



Mondays and Thursdays to Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm
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.


Full: $77.00
Concession: $54.00
Previews: $40.00

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