Secret House & New Ghosts Theatre Company are thrilled to present the Australian premiere of For The Grace Of You Go I by BAFTA award-winning Welsh playwright Alan Harris, a darkly funny, quick-witted, fast-moving new comedy.
"Jim's writing messages. In pepperoni. On top of pizzas. His life is going nowhere. But after watching the film I Hired A Contract Killer, Jim's found a solution – he'll just put a hit out on himself. What could possibly go wrong?”
The play premiered at Theatr Clwyd, Wales in June 2021, with 4 star reviews from The Times, The Stage, Get The Chance, A Younger Theatre & Theatre Reviews North, describing the work as “potent and disturbing”, “hugely entertaining yet deeply unsettling”, “fizzing with ideas and invention… seriously clever new comedy”, “important commentary on our modern world”, and “formally playful and deeply compassionate towards its characters”.
Featuring the work of 18 incredible artists, For The Grace Of You Go I navigates themes of mental health, consumerism, capitalism and ineffectual political systems.
Run time: Approx. 75 minutes
Content warnings: Suicide, drug use, domestic violence, mental health, strong language, use of gun & gun shots.
Playwright: Alan Harris Director: Lucy Clements Producers: Jane Angharad, James Smithers & Emma Wright Stage Manager: Clare Sheridan Set Designers: Monique Langford & Kate Ingram Costume Designers: Monique Langford & Aloma Barnes Set Builder: James Smithers Technical Director: Alex Holver Co-Lighting Designer: Alice Stafford Sound Designer: Sam Cheng Assistant Sound Designer: Uma Volkmer Assistant Director: Eezu Tan Photographer: Clare Hawley Poster Design: Amelia O'reilly Cast: Jane Angharad, James Smithers & Shan-Ree Tan Understudies: Joshua Shediak & Emma Wright
KXT is signatory to a joint statement with a collective of theatres in Sydney (Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir St Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Flight Path Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Hayes Theatre Co, Kings Cross Theatre, Red Line Productions, Seymour Centre, Sydney Theatre Company) to develop and implement COVID-Safe policies that meet or exceed the conditions set out in Public Health Orders (PHOs). As such –
We require all visitors to our venues to be fully vaccinated while on-site until further notice. Individuals under the age of 16 are excluded from this requirement;
Masks are mandatory while in theatre auditoriums and indoor spaces regardless of changes in the PHO. Individuals aged between 12 and 15 are required to wear a fitted mask at all times in our theatres and indoor spaces. Masks are strongly recommended for individuals aged under 12.
note that at KXT drinks may only be consumed in the hotel bars and are not to be brought into the foyer or theatre. This policy will be reviewed in June