Presented by State Theatre Company, Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre in association with Adelaide Festival
By David Greig
The Australian premiere production of a thought-provoking and upliftinginternational phenomenon, starring the extraordinary Catherine McClements.
When Claire, a priest, survives a massacre she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all—‘why?’ It’s a journey that takes her to the edge of reason, science, politics and faith.
Award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events follows a community’s search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence. This play asks big questions: how far can forgiveness stretch in the face of atrocity; how can we live together knowing that it can all come apart in an instant?
Delving into faith, politics, and reason, this brilliantly inventive piece showcases a different local community choir at each performance. Featuring soaring choral music,The Events tells of tragedy, obsession and our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable.
The hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Events garnered five-star reviews, along with a Fringe First and the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award before transferring for sell-out seasons around Europe and America, and is sure to be a stand-out within the Adelaide Festival.
This new Australian production, co-produced with Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre, will be helmed by the inventive director Clare Watson (What Rhymes With Cars and Girls) and features renowned star of stage and screen Catherine McClements (Rush, Water Rats).
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SEASON