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Breaking The Castle

28 February - 14 March 2020

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Performance Details

Friday 28 - Saturday 29 February, 7:30pm
Wednesday 4 March, 6:30pm
Thursday 5 March, 7:30pm
Saturday 7 March, 7:30pm
Wednesday 11 March, 6:30pm
Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 March, 7:30pm
Duration:
90min
Venue:
Street 2

Street Talk

Sweeps you up”, “rollercoaster ride”, “compelling”  The creative team for Breaking The Castle, designers Imogen Keen, Gerry Corcoran and Kimmo Vennonen, talk about their response to the script, collaborative processes, key elements, tensions and the moods and landscapes created for Dave’s worlds.

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“So now you have the sounds, the visuals, the feeling...this feeling in the stomach, because you know everything is about to go away.”

David can’t get enough, of anything. Alcohol, drugs, women, gambling – whatever it takes to escape the bark of the black dog. Consumed by an overwhelming feeling of never belonging anywhere, days and nights are lived through a thick haze of drugs and alcohol.   This bender could be his last, but he doesn’t care – there are worse things than death.

Then David is thrown an unlikely lifeline. Finding himself in the mountains of South -East Asia he is offered a chance at redemption - but he will need to confront his inner demons, traumas and secrets long buried in his psyche. 

Visceral, fierce, and uplifting Breaking The Castle is an exquisitely rendered gripping tale and performance from creator Peter Cook as a man yearning for connection.

 

Content Advice :Contains coarse language, drug references and mature themes, recommended 15+

Warnings: Theatrical haze and mild incense in use during the show. 

 

Written and performed by: Peter Cook

Director: Caroline Stacey

Dramaturgy: Shelly Higgs

Design: Imogen Keen

Lighting Design: Gerry Corcoran

Sound Designer: Kimmo Vennonen

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THE STREET PRESENTS
BREAKING THE CASTLE
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY PETER COOK

Learn More:

Canberra weekly | The Canberra Times | City News | The Rock City Jester | Artsound FM | ArtsHub | ArtsReview | LivingArts Canberra

Reviews:

City News | Arts Review | The Canberra Times | Rock City Jester | Canberra Critics Circle | New Territory

 

 

Performance Dates & Times

Friday 28 Febuary 7:30 (Preview)

Saturday 29 February, 7:30pm

Wednesday 4 March, 6:30pm (Twilight Special)

Thursday 5 & Saturday 7 March, 7:30pm

 

Wednesday 11 March, 6:30pm (Twilight Special)

Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 March, 7:30pm

 

STREET TWO | UNRESERVED | DURATION 75 MIN

 

Location

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 4pm

+ 1.5 hours prior to performance.

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