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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    4 May – 2 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

Season 2018

Bliss

4 MAY- 2 JUN 2018

Single tickets go on sale 4 Dec 2017. Book a Season Pass now to secure tickets.

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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    4 May – 2 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

BY PETER CAREY

For Harry Joy, dying was the first in a series of twisted inconveniences. After a heart attack at age 38, the successful Ad Man awakens to a perverse vision of Australia. Fakes instead of family. Betrayal where there once was loyalty. Cancer everywhere. Insightful as always, Harry concludes this must be Hell, literally.

Peter Carey’s Miles Franklin Award winning novel is a hallucinogenic trip of self-discovery and impulse. In another stellar collaboration from the team behind Picnic at Hanging Rock, the eccentric transformation of Harry Joy is brought to life by Mark Leonard Winter.

Follow Harry as he clamours for his soul, from suburbia to the asylum, destined for a seedy hotel room, and bliss in the back of beyond.

A SUSTAINED AND SARDONIC FABLE ON THE FOLLY OF BEING WISE

– NEW STATESMAN

BY / Peter Carey
Adapted for the stage by / Tom Wright
DIRECTION / Matthew Lutton
CAST INCLUDES / Marco Chiappi, Amber McMahon, Anna Samson, Mark Coles Smith, Mark Leonard Winter
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Marg Horwell 
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER / Stefan Gregory

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEWS
7.30pm, Friday 4 May
7.30pm, Saturday 5 May
6.30pm, Monday 7 May
6.30pm, Tuesday 8 May

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 9 May

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 15 May

SEASON PASS TICKET PRICES

ALL PERFORMANCES
Standard / $55
Senior / $50
Concession / $40 
Under 30s & Students / $30

SINGLE TICKET PRICES

TICKETS TO INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTIONS GO ON SALE 4 DEC 2017. BOOK A SEASON PASS TO SECURE TICKETS NOW.

Production partners and supporters

A Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir production. Proudly supported by Art Series Hotel Group.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.