Overview

Who are we, what are we doing here, and why is it so? Faced with the loss of a parent, do we rage against the universe, search for connection or hope for an epiphany?

On the beaches of northern New South Wales, theatre director Will has planned to share a restful, halcyon Christmas with his recently-widowed mother. But then she falls ill. During a bedside vigil, Will is forced to piece together the splintered shards of his own life, questioning his role as an artist, as a son, as a citizen of the world.

Artistic Director Sam Strong marks his Queensland Theatre directorial debut with this heartfelt work by playwright and former Artistic Director Michael Gow. At once intimate and sweeping, balancing warmth with wrath, Once In Royal David’s City is a life-affirming story about family, loss, purpose, politics, and the endless possibilities of art.

“Extremely and acidly funny, touchingly compassionate.”  Stage Noise

Director Sam Strong
Designer Stephen Curtis
Cast includes Adam Booth, Jason Klarwein, Toni Scanlan and Steve Turner.
 

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Presented by Queensland Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company



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