16 August - 9 September
Presented in association with Workhorse Theatre Company.
Hailed as the young playwright of her generation Sarah Kane lays her soul bare as she disintegrates before you and sheds light on the darkness and struggle of mental illness. The Guardian said of Sarah "Sarah Kane wrote simply and starkly about the world she saw around her... a mature and vividly theatrical response to the pain of living” In her final note to her agent regarding 4:48 Psychosis Sarah Kane wrote "do with it what you will, just remember — writing it killed me".
Containing no characters, stage directions or specified setting 4:48 is as unique as it is harrowing. Poetic, angry, full of love and frustration and darkly humorous this extraordinary work explores parts of the mind very few of us ever experience but from which some can never escape.
Patrons are advised that this performance contains nudity, strobe lighting and suicide themes.
Written by Sarah Kane
Directed by Anthony Skuse
Produced by Workhorse Theatre Company
Set & Costume Design by Jeremy Allen
Lighting Design by Alexander Berlage
Composition & Live Musician: Benjamin Freeman
Stage Management by Genevieve Muratore
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:15 PM
Sunday: 6:30 PM
16 & 17 August
Friday 18 August (invitation only)
60 minutes (no interval)
*Concession tickets are available to Seniors, DVA & Student Card Holders and MEAA Equity Members.
"...the performances and the exquisitely wrought production (intricately interwoven sound and light, and impeccable direction) make this an absorbing, tender, shocking and extraordinary 65 minutes. Totally recommended."
Diana Simmonds - Stagenoise
"...the most powerful hour on stage in Sydney right now."
Frank Hatherley - Stage Whispers
"Ella Prince, Lucy Heffernan and Zoe Trilsbach are individually captivating, whilst maintaining an impressive cohesiveness that secures our attention, come hell or high water."
Suzy Wrong - Suzy Goes See
"The trio of women deliver a well-paced performance with an honesty to the expression of the character's thoughts."
Jade Kops - Broadway World
"...this fine production allows Kane’s poetry and uncompromising theatrical vision to take flight."
Jason Blake - Sydney Morning Herald
Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.
Drinks are permitted in the theatre. Food is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes bar chips/nuts.
Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 044 413 with any issues.