THE ONLY DEATH TO FEAR IS THE DEATH OF LOVE
Australia’s towering literary genius Patrick White had a well-documented love for the theatre. His language is pure performance and we tap into its power in Brink’s richly theatrical adaptation. Actors, musicians and audience share the space in a circle of burnt earth beneath a canvas of Australian sky. The work shifts and swirls, drawing the audience into the immediacy of a strangely familiar world – the suburb of Barranugli – where the Whalley family are getting ready for a day at the dump, while next door the Hogbens prepare to bury the scandalous Daise Morrow.
There is no sentimentality here. Brutally funny, profound in its understanding of human nature, and filled with magic and wonder, the brilliance of White’s writing is tender in its humour, unforgiving and wise, accompanied with haunting music from Zephyr Quartet.
The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is storytelling rich with music and light, a poignant evocation of the wonders of small beginnings, the complications of compassion and the majesty of love.
“Visually captivating, splendidly lucid stage adaption.” The Australian
1 - 5 May 2018 at CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE
Buy tickets at CANBERRA TICKETING
9 - 12 May 2018 at WOLLONGONG TOWN HALL
Tickets on sale from Monday 15 January 2018 at MERRIGONG THEATRE COMPANY
Our heartfelt thanks to all who donated to the 2016 Daise Campaign - without your help this tour would not be possible.