• 2007 SEASON
  • 30 May - 23 Jun 2007
  • $25 - $30

Never Swim Alone and This is a Play

By Daniel MacIvor

Never Swim Alone Meet Frank and Bill, two highly competitive businessmen. In a series of bouts the two men battle it out for the titles like ‘Who Falls Dead The Best’, ‘Best Power Lunch’ and ‘Who Has the Hottest Wife’.

Never Swim Alone is a comedic battle through the dangerous terrain of masculine bravado, a sparring match between two suited men (Tim Major, Michael Howlett) refereed by a beautiful woman (Lotte St Clair), who holds a secret from their past. As their competition becomes more desperate, the deeper reasons for their strange rivalry are revealed.

 

 

This is a Play Actors are strange creatures – audiences often forget that inside each actor is someone desperately trying to remember their next line, compose a mental shopping list or falling for their fellow lead.

In This is a Play we meet an ingénue starlet (Lotte St Clair), an embittered older actress with a heart of gold (Janine Penfold) and a young actor (Neil Phipps) who psyches himself into each entrance by “…thinking of De Niro”. Peek backstage in this clever comedy that exposes the divas, dramas and dilemmas of show business.

Presented by Darlinghurst Theatre Company and RedshiftDG 

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Never Swim Alone and This is a Play

By Daniel MacIvor

CREATIVES

Director John Kachoyan
Producers Michaela Kalowski, Isabella Blackburne & Jeff Forrest
Designer Dani Gilbert

CAST

Lotte St Clair
Tim Major
Neil Phipps
Michael Howlett
Janine Penfold

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Never Swim Alone and This is a Play

By Daniel MacIvor

“About once a year, a tautly written, ingeniously constructed and teasingly mysterious new play emerges with (Daniel MacIvor’s) name on it.”
New York Times

“Ingenious, whimsical, a lyrical lunacy in the writing... a theatre experience comedy you might associate with Stoppard.”
The Globe and Mail

“Theatrically dangerous... arresting... compelling theatre.”
BackStage, New York

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Never Swim Alone and This is a Play

By Daniel MacIvor

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Season: 30 May – 23 June 2007

Tuesday – Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 5pm

TICKETS

Adult $30
Concession $25

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