Love blooms. Love fades. It happens to everyone. It could be happening next door. And in any marriage torn asunder, sifting through the wreckage is going to get messy.
Even a seemingly perfect marriage has cracks in its facade: cracks that if untended, can become gaping rifts. Johan and Marianne are the ideal couple: two daughters, glittering careers, a lovely home.
But when Johan admits to sleeping with another woman, he detonates the first bomb in what will become a ferocious and savagely comic battle.
Joanna Murray-Smith’s fiery adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman classic reunites her with Queensland Theatre’s new Associate Artistic Director Paige Rattray (Switzerland). Real-life power couple Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear play the warring spouses.
Adapted from the series by Ingmar Bergman.
“A portrait of extraordinary intimacy and a searchingly honest and moving love story.” The Independent
NIGHT WITH THE ARTISTS
If you want to know about the audition process for an actor, how a character was developed, or why that piece of music was chosen, consider booking the Night with the Artists performance on Thursday, 23 November 2017. Following the show, the cast and creatives discuss the process with you.
Director Paige Rattray
Assistant Director Julia Patey
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Composer/Sound Designer Kelly Ryall
Associate Sound Designer Tony Brumpton
Designer David Fleischer
Assistant Designer Vilma Matila
Cast includes Marta Dusseldorp, Christen O’Leary, Hugh Parker, Loani Arman and Ben Winspear.
Connecting safely at QPAC
Depending on current Queensland Health guidelines QPAC’s theatre capacities may vary and there may be patrons occupying the seats directly beside, behind or in front of you during a performance. Masks are mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.
The Safest Way to Buy!
QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Scenes from a Marriage. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.
Presented by arrangement with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation, Josef Weinberger Ltd and Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd
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