As part of a 45-stop UK and Australian tour and following critically acclaimed seasons at both the Sydney Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Perth Theatre Company will bring their heartfelt tale of dementia and redemption, It’s Dark Outside, to Riverside Theatres from 26 to 29 May 2014, and Theatre People have 3 double passes to give away for these performances!
Inspired by experiences and research into Alzheimer’s disease and Sundowners Syndrome, It’s Dark Outside combines animation, mask, live performance and puppetry to tell the poignant story of an old man who is losing his memory.
Illuminating a world that consumes over 332,000 Australians and affects millions of carers and relatives, the story unfolds without dialogue and is supported by a haunting original music score from award-winning composer and singer songwriter for the critically acclaimed band Schvendes, Rachael Dease.
As the sun sets, an old man suffering from dementia wanders into the wild. He is losing his mind. Swept up in a surreal world, he is on the run. Meanwhile, a mysterious tracker has caught the scent, and is hell bent on hunting him down. But while he can try and run away from the life he once knew, he can’t hide from everything.
Having enjoyed a sell-out run at the 2013 Sydney Festival before embarking on this international tour, It’s Dark Outside is a heart felt adventure not to be missed.
For your chance to win one of three double passes to this incredible theatrical experience, visit www.riversideparramatta.com.au, find the page for It's Dark Outside, and answer the question, "Who are the three creators of It's Dark outside'?" Email your answer to [email protected], and the first three people to send in a correct answer will win a double pass to one of the performances at the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.
Dates: 26 May to 29 May 2014
Time: 7.30pm daily and Thursday 29 May at 1pm
Special notes: A Q&A session with the cast and creators of It’s Dark Outside will follow the performance on 26 May
Bookings: (02) 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au
Venue: Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta