The Chapel Perilous

Dorothy Hewett's great play about the painful, crazy, hilarious life of a defiant young poet and sexual rebel

“We can go wrong in our minds, but what our blood feels and believes and says is always true.”

This iconic masterpiece of Australian theatre charts the painful, crazy, hilarious life of defiant young poet and sexual rebel Sally Banner, as she searches for artistic and personal freedom.

Set against a background of Australia’s changing social landscape, we follow Sally’s coming-of-age as a communist, feminist, bohemian, lover, wife, mother, and writer.

At the heart of the play is the conflict between Sally’s journey through adolescence to womanhood and self-discovery, and the constricting attitudes of a conservative society.

Dorothy Hewett’s semi-autobiographical play is a heady cocktail of drama, comedy, vaudeville, musical theatre and panoramic social realism. Ground-breaking, daring, confronting and hugely entertaining.

“A great play of life, love and longing” – Australian Stage online.

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When
Thursday 18 May 2017 from 7.30pm to 10.15pm
Friday 19 May 2017 from 7.30pm to 10.15pm
Saturday 20 May 2017 from 7.30pm to 10.15pm
Sunday 21 May 2017 from 5pm to 7.45pm
Thursday 25 May 2017 from 7.30pm to 10.15pm
Friday 26 May 2017 from 7.30pm to 10.15pm
Saturday 27 May 2017 from 2pm to 4.45pm
Where
New Theatre
542 King Street, Newtown
Cost
Full: $35.00
Concession, Groups (6+): $30.00
Thrifty Thursdays: $20.00
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