Silent Night Official Media Release

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Ho no, Christmas is coming! But before you groan at the thought of 10km queues at the Fish Markets, negotiating your way through stacks of Coles Christmas puddings or that one spirited colleague excited for Secret Santa, stay with us, Silent Night is not what you expect.

In The Dapto Chaser Mary Rachel Brown took us to the dogs, in Silent Night she takes us to hell in this hilarious take-no-prisoners comedy for anyone who feels a mix of terror and affection about spending Christmas with family.

This new Australian work is a comic romp, exposing the underbelly of Christmas. It explores over consumerism, over eating, over drinking and the danger of unexamined religious beliefs lurking underneath that well hung Christmas tree.

Normally Christmas is a time for giving, but for the Lickfold family it’s a time for winning!  Every year for the past 12 years the Lickfolds have entered the ARCE (The Australian Regional Christmas Excellence Awards) a Christmas lights competition that is bristling with misguided community spirit and over participation. This year, the Lickfolds are determined to win the ARCE, at any cost, but their path to electric glory is thwarted by an unexpected and unwanted Christmas guest.

Directed by Australian comedy royalty, Glynn Nicholas (The Glynn Nicholas Show, The Dapto Chaser, The Big Gig) whose own comedic prowess illuminates the play’s innovative physical vocabulary.

Cast with some of Australia’s finest comic actors including, Michael Denkha (Here Come The Habibs!), Amanda Bishop (At Home With Julia), Richard Sydenham (The Dapto Chaser) and Aaron Glenane (Drift), Silent Night is the perfect antidote to those Christmas blues.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the world premiere of this new Australian work.

Silent Night was developed with the support of Playwriting Australia at the National Script Workshop 2015.

Posted 16 Oct 2017

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