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


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

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Presented by arrangement with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation, Josef Weinberger Ltd and Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd

Pricing Guide

Sat 7:30pm Premium Adult $86 Senior^ $82 Concession^^ $75 A-Reserve Adult $78 Senior^ $74 Concession^^ $68 B-Reserve Adult $69 Senior^ $66 Concession^^ $60
Tue to Fri evenings Premium Adult $82 Senior^ $78 Concession^^ $71 Youth^^^ $41 A-Reserve Adult $74 Senior^ $71 Concession^^ $64 Youth^^^ $41 B-Reserve Adult $66 Senior^ $63 Concession^^ $57 Youth^^^ $41
Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm Premium Adult $72 Senior^ $66 Concession^^ $60 Youth^^^ $41 A-Reserve Adult $65 Senior^ $60 Concession^^ $54 Youth^^^ $41 B-Reserve Adult $58 Senior^ $53 Concession^^ $48 Youth^^^ $48
Previews Sat 11 Nov & Wed 15 Nov 7:30pm, Mon 13 Nov & Tues 14 Nov 6:30pm A-Reserve only Adult $55 Senior^ $55 Concession^^ $55 Youth^^^ $41
Sat 7.30pm i Premium $75 A-Reserve $68
Tue to Fri evenings i Premium $71 A-Reserve $64
Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm i Premium $60 A-Reserve $54
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