Wake in Fright

Concert or Performance

5 Aug 2020 to 8 Aug 2020

If you’re a good bloke, you’ll be all right. Right?

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through? It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up.

John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him—cashless and jobless—in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba.

So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie town?

The entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured in a one-person show accompanied by a sonic assault from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene, Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the flesh. Bring sunscreen, buy a beer and wear your ear plugs. Once we pierce the Yabba’s ocker veneer, you better be ready for the explosive brutality pent up inside.

★★★★½ “Brilliant, bold and deeply unnerving theatre.” The Age
★★★★½ “Powerful.” ArtsHub
★★★★ “Brilliantly accomplished and innovative powerhouse.” Australian Book Review
★★★★ “Remarkable.” Time Out
★★★★ “Striking.” Limelight Magazine

Facilities

Bar Carpark Disabled access available Public Toilet

Event Times

5 Aug 2020 to 8 Aug 2020

Once Only Event

Venue

Canberra Theatre Centre

London Circuit, Canberra, 2601

Nearby Accommodation

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Exterior

Quest Canberra City Walk

Canberra

Very modern bathroom

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra

O'Connor, Canberra

One of a Kind Apartments

One of a Kind Apartments

Dickson, Canberra

Abode Kingston

Abode Kingston

Kingston, Canberra

Indoor Swimming Pool

Mantra on Northbourne

Canberra

LN Lobby

Little National Hotel

Barton, Canberra

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