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The Great Australian Play

When

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7:30pm to 9:50pm Sundays, 5pm to 7:20pm Thursday 15 September to Saturday 8 October Saturday 24 September from 2pm to 4:20pm Saturday 1 October from 2pm to 4:20pm Saturday 8 October from 2pm to 4:20pm

Cost

Starting from: $34.69

Montague Basement and Red Line Productions present The Great Australian Play.

Australia, 1930. As the Great Depression tightens its grip on a hungry, fledgling nation, Harold Bell Lasseter charms everyone with his story of a fabulously wealthy “reef” of gold hidden in the vast Interior. Brave adventurers set off in search of riches and salvation... but the expedition descends into a nightmare.

Australia, 2022. Lockdowns and relentless funding cuts have left the arts community weary and desperate. Five intrepid screenwriters lock themselves away to create the next great Australian story out of the myth of Lasseter’s Reef. But for these unlucky souls, trapped inside a story they haven’t begun to understand, the real nightmare is yet to begin.

After a Green Room-nominated season at Melbourne's Theatre Works in 2020, Kim Ho and Montague Basement have reimagined this ingenious satire for a post-pandemic Australia.

Presented by Montague Basement and Red Line Productions

Written by Kim Ho

Story by Kim Ho and Saro Lusty-Cavallari

Director, Video and Sound Designer: Saro Lusty-Cavallari

Producer: Imogen Gardam

Associate Producer: Rachael Adamson

Set and Costume Designer: Kate Beere

Lighting Designer: Kate Baldwin

Stage Manager: Justice Georgopoulos

Design Assistant: Serena Pollock

Cast: Lucinda Howes, Kurt Pimblett, Rachel Seeto, Idam Sondhi, Mây Trần

Covid-safe information

Red Line Productions is a registered COVID Safe business.

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