Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    8 – 20 Nov

  • WHERE /

    Tower

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • WARNING /

    Contains haze and smoke effects, loud sound effects, sexual references, coarse language, references to drug use, simulated sex, smoking of herbal cigarettes and adult themes

Blessed

8 – 20 November 2016

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    8 – 20 Nov

  • WHERE /

    Tower

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • WARNING /

    Contains haze and smoke effects, loud sound effects, sexual references, coarse language, references to drug use, simulated sex, smoking of herbal cigarettes and adult themes

In a shitty flat sit two shitty people, shitty lives hanging out all over the place

 And something is moving in the cosmos. Fate or God or some such shit.
The world needs saving, someone to switch the power back on and light up the whole fucking mess.

 A brutal, epic and incredibly human love story, Blessed openly and candidly presents something that few people want to talk about: the anger, helplessness, fear and lack of control felt by those who were never really given a choice.

Told through a fractured timeline, Blessed follows two familiar strangers so entangled, dark and claustrophobic that nothing in this world could lift them out of their current situation. It is about the struggle to rise above a birthright of poor education, community housing and low paid jobs that bring in just enough to stay alive, but not enough to live on. But it is also a story of dreaming beyond your front door and hoping for something more.

As hope and pessimism collide, and dreams remain out of reach, Blessed asks the question: where does love end in the face of much larger responsibilities?

Shortlisted for the Max Afford Playwrights’ Award (Playwriting Australia) and recipient of the Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award (Adelaide Festival), Blessed is the fourth collaboration between writer Fleur Kilpatrick and director and producer Danny Delahunty (previous works together include: The City They Burned, Skinhouse and Insomnia Cat Came to Stay).

BY / Fleur Kilpatrick
DIRECTION & PRODUCER / Danny Delahunty
SET & PROPERTIES DESIGN / Luc Favre

LIGHTING DESIGN / Rob Sowinski
SOUND DESIGN / Tom Pitts
CAST INCLUDES / Matt Hickey, Olivia Monticciolo

Tickets

IN SEASON
Standard / $38
Concession / $28

PREVIEW
All tickets / $25

OPENING NIGHT GALA
Opening Night Gala + show / $50
Gala only / $25

Subscription Tickets

Four show subscriptions (including Blessed) to Poppy Seed Theatre Festival 2016 are available here.

Special Performances

PREVIEW
8pm, Tuesday 8 November

OPENING NIGHT GALA
8.30pm, Wednesday 9 November

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
4pm, Sunday 13 November (tactile tour at 3pm)
8pm, Tuesday 15 November (tactile tour at 7pm)

Production partners and supporters

Presented by Poppy Seed Theatre Festival.