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Wake in Fright

Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
In the Playhouse

Tuesday 11 February from 7pm to 8:30pm Wednesday 12 February from 7pm to 8:30pm Thursday 13 February from 7pm to 8:30pm Friday 14 February from 7pm to 8:30pm Saturday 15 February from 2pm to 3:30pm Saturday 15 February from 7pm to 8:30pm


Standard tickets from: $39.00

Tightly buttoned young school teacher John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him – cashless and jobless – in the harsh and remote Aussie outpost of Bundanyabba.

He makes new "mates" who are quick with a drink, but with every skol a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair-dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie mining town?

The entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured in a 1-person show by the always evocative Zahra Newman (The Book of Mormon) accompanied by an intense sonic soundscape from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene, Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian gothic horror is viscerally felt in the flesh.

Sydney Opera House presents a Malthouse Theatre production.

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