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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre / Film / Live Music

  • PLAYING /

    29 Jun – 16 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences 16+

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains coarse language, sexual references and substance abuse references.

Season 2017

Heart is a Wasteland

29 JUNE – 16 JULY 2017

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass for the best discounts, exclusive access to special events and our new fully flexible date option.

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Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre / Film / Live Music

  • PLAYING /

    29 Jun – 16 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences 16+

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains coarse language, sexual references and substance abuse references.

Raye is struggling, a country music star in the making. Riding her luck, she’s playing pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs for ten bucks a piece until she can go home to Alice and look her son Elvis in the eye. Then Raye’s life becomes entwined with that of another wanderer and a love affair unfurls over the four-day drive to Alice Springs.

Heart is a Wasteland sees John and Margaret Harvey combine theatre, film and live music in this intimate portrait of two travellers that cuts to the country’s heart. Two of Australia’s most revered actors, Ursula Yovich (Love and Information) and Aaron Pedersen (Water Rats, Mystery Road, Goldstone) come together to portray two achingly beautiful characters in a whiskey-fuelled battle of egos and hidden scars.

From Brown Cab Productions, Heart is a Wasteland is a luminous journey towards the recognition of everyone’s worthiness of, and right to, love.

IT’S SOPHISTICATED AS WELL AS ENTERTAINING, AND A SHOWCASE OF AN ARTISTIC TEAM 
AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME.


– THE GUARDIAN (FOR MY LOVER’S BONES)

BY / John Harvey
DIRECTION / Margaret Harvey
CAST / Aaron Pedersen, Ursula Yovich, Anna Liebzeit 
DRAMATURGY / Mark Pritchard

PRODUCED BY / John Harvey
PRODUCTION DESIGN/ Alison Ross
LIGHTING DESIGN / Lisa Mibus
AV DESIGN / Desmond Connellan
MUSICAL DIRECTOR & SOUND DESIGN/ Anna Liebzeit
SOUND DESIGN / Steve Stelios Adam
SONGS BY / Lydia Fairhall
STAGE MANAGER / Ainsley Kerr

Season Pass Ticket Prices

ALL PERFORMANCES
Standard / $50
Senior / $45
Concession / $40 
Under 30s & Students / $30

Single Ticket Prices

IN SEASON
Standard / $69
Senior / $64
Concession / $49 
Under 30s & Students / $35

PREVIEW
Standard / $59
Senior / $54
Concession / $45 
Under 30s & Students / $35

Special Performances

PREVIEW
8pm, Thursday 29 June

OPENING NIGHT
8pm, Friday 30 June

TIME TO TALK
7pm, Tuesday 4 July

Production partners and supporters

A co-production with Brown Cab Productions.
Script development proudly supported by Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.