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30 June 2021

Breaking The Castle: Preview Interstate Tour

“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.

Visceral, fierce, and uplifting Breaking The Castle is an exquisitely rendered gripping tale of a man yearning for connection.

"In many ways Peter Cook’s play answers the question - 'Why theatre?'"- Canberra City News

“For the first time in years, that took me out of the theatre,” was my companion’s verdict. This was an incredibly powerful work that was a privilege to see.”  - Stage Whispers

“Breaking the Castle’, succeeds because of the quality of the writing, the extraordinary performance of Peter Cook himself and the strong production by the director, Caroline Stacey, and the technical team at the Street Theatre.” - Canberra Critics Circle


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

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

This is a preview performance for the interstate tour of Breaking The Castle, first produced at The Street in 2020. 

Note: This preview performance has been rescheduled from June 9 7:30pm to June 30 7:30pm. 

Street Two | Unreserved | ACT Health has granted The Street an exemption to go to 100% capacity
As physical distancing may not be possible at all times patrons who feel uncomfortable may wish to reconsider their attendance. 
Check In CBR APP must be used by patrons on Arrival. Click here for more information on COVID 19 venue safety.

More information

The Street Presents
Breaking The Castle
Preview Interstate Tour

Wednesday 30 June 7:30PM
Standard $25


15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

Directions & Map

Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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