Wednesday 1 September, 7.30pm
219 days from now
As visually stunning as it is deeply moving
One of the most significant new works of theatre in this past decade.
****½ This is a powerful piece of theatre with a message. It focuses on Australia’s Indigenous people but reaches out to the community as a whole.
“heartbreakingly good.” “astonishes with its aerial feats.” “As well as extraordinary moments of physical theatre, the play featured stunningly beautiful projected backdrops
Man With The Iron Neck. seamlessly interweaves extraordinary aerial and physical work with a beautifully written narrative.
Presented by Legs on the Wall
Written by Ursula Yovich from an original work by Josh Bond, Directed by Josh Bond and Gavin Robins
A powerful new work about finding hope and embracing life after grief.
More than a theatre show, Man With The Iron Neck tackles the growing rate of suicide amongst young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and provides an eye-opening yet transformative physical theatre experience full of hope for audiences.
When Ash loses his best friend Bear to suicide, he starts to idolise Vaudevillian stuntman The Great Peters, and Peters’ ability to jump from bridges with a rope around his neck and survive. Ultimately the fabled stuntman’s death proves to Ash the trick is just that - an impossible dream to follow, waking him from a haze of grief to find his own path to survival.
Written by leading Australian actor Ursula Yovich and featuring Legs On The Wall’s awe-inspiring aerial wizardry, this bold and tender portrait of survival melds text with daring physicality, and moving sound, set and video design.
1hr 20min no interval
Strong language, Fog/Smoke Effects.
This work contains adult themes and references to suicide that may be distressing to some audience members.
Co-Director & Original Concept - Josh Bond
Co-Director - Gavin Robins
Playwright - Ursula Yovich
Senior Creative Producer - Cecily Hardy
Dramaturg - Steve Rogers
Co-Composers - Iain Grandage & Steve Francis
Sound Designers - Michael Toisuta & Jed Silver
Set Designer - Joey Ruigrok
Costume Designer - Emma Vine
Lighting Designer - Matt Marshall
Performance Rigger/Counterweight - Andrew Bright