The Dance of Death

2 time Academy Award nominee Judy Davis directs Colin Friels, Pamela Rabe and Toby Schmitz

With a bitter and brutal marriage at its centre, The Dance of Death centres on a couple who loathe each other, and have done for 25 years. Their mutual antipathy, as hilarious as it is morbid, has driven away friends and family leaving the pair isolated on an island without society or sanity. Strindberg’s Dance of Death is unnervingly funny and wickedly dark – Edgar and Alice make George and Martha look like Romeo and Juliet!

Edgar has started having heart problems. Alice plays the piano as her husband dances despite himself. A dance Alice hopes will stop Edgar’s heart before he makes good on his threats to cut her from his will. Into this duet of recrimination and resentment comes Kurt, Alice’s younger cousin. Kurt has his own hatred for Edgar and joins forces with Alice to plot against him. And so the dance hastens, a white-hot whirl around the darkest corners of the human soul.

One of the blackest comedies of the 20th century, The Dance Of Death has influenced countless writers in their examination of human relationships.

Belvior’s Artistic Director, Eamon Flack, says of this production of Dance of Death, “Judy Davis and her team have spent over a year dreaming up a wild, visceral production of what is an awfully funny play. Stringberg’s play has a can’t-look-away quality. It gets the heart going. Brian Thompson’s set turns Belvoir into a kind of marital abattoir, which is entirely appropriate. And to top it all off this is a formidable cast – three of the country’s very best. It shouldn’t be funny or entertaining but it’s absolutely both. It’s pure theatrical pleasure.”

Supported by The Chair’s Circle.

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When

Saturday 10 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Sunday 11 November 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 13 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 14 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Thursday 15 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Friday 16 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 17 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 17 November 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 18 November 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 20 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 21 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Thursday 22 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Friday 23 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 24 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 24 November 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 25 November 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 27 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 28 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Thursday 29 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Friday 30 November 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 1 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 1 December 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 2 December 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 5 December 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Thursday 6 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Friday 7 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 8 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 8 December 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 9 December 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 11 December 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 12 December 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Thursday 13 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Friday 14 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 15 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 15 December 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 16 December 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 18 December 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 19 December 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm
Thursday 20 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Friday 21 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 22 December 2018 from 8pm to 10.30pm
Sunday 23 December 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm

Cost

Full: $77.00
Seniors: $67.00
Concession: $54.00
30-Down: $47.00
Student Saver: $37.00

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