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Memorial by Alice Oswald|Brink Productions
In this richly layered theatrical experience, T. S. Eliot Prize winner Alice Oswald’s powerful poem is performed on a grand scale, embodied by one of Australia’s most celebrated actors Helen Morse, alongside Golden Globe nominated composer Jocelyn Pook’s transporting, otherworldly score.
Out of the darkness, a vast field of bodies emerges. At the centre of this universe, a woman stands as storyteller, conveying the voice of a god, of the elements, of time itself, and of a thousand lives caught in ever-affecting moments of war. All the while, a 215-strong community chorus moves as a haunting and uplifting presence across the stage, which evolves from battlefield to meadow to empty starlit sky.
Stripping the narrative from the Iliad, Oswald’s Memorial is an intense and urgent elegy for each of the 215 dead soldiers named in Homer’s epic. Directed by Brink Productions’ Chris Drummond and choreographed by Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz, Memorial is a reflective, meditative and dynamic requiem to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during conflict and war. You can’t miss this major Australian theatre event in its world premiere season.
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The Aspirations of Daise Morrow - 2018 Tour
Brink Productions beautiful The Aspirations Of Daise Morrow a word for word adaptation of Patrick White’s short story Down at the Dump and featuring Zephyr Quartet is part of the Canberra Theatre Centre Collected Works showing 1-5 May 2018 and Merrigong Theatre Company Season 2018 9 -12 May 2018. [Image: Tim Standing]