Breaking the Castle (audio described)

Details

Date 19 Jun 2021

Time 15:00 PM

Contact

Address HotHouse Theatre, Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga , VIC

Phone 02 6021 7433

Overview

Audio Described Saturday 19 June at 3pm

HotHouse Theatre
Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
Box Office: (02) 6021 7433
Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking

Originally programed to open the 2020 season, Breaking the Castle brings a timely conversation about being in and out of control.

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 Southeast Asia he is offered a chance at redemption – but he will need to confront his inner demons, traumas and secrets long buried in his psyche. Visceral, fierce and uplifting, Breaking the Castle is an exquisitely rendered, gripping tale and performance from creator Peter Cook as a man yearning for connection.

Breaking the Castle will play during Men’s Mental Health Week, opening a vital conversation with men and women from the region. This production will also include a La Trobe Conversations panel discussion about the journey out of stigma and will drive through the week finishing with Winter Solstice – our region’s major event for Suicide Awareness.

“Peter Cook fills this smartypants Everyman role with relish – and a smirk.” GREENROOM

“Peter Cook gives us a simple, standout performance.” XSENTERTAINMENT

PERFORMERS AND CREATIVE TEAM

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY: Peter Cook

DIRECTOR: Caroline Stacey

DESIGN: Imogen Keen

LIGHTING DESIGN: Gerry Corcoran