17 May 2018 to 26 May 2018
PRESENTED BY BLUE COW THEATRE
Tasmanian living theatre treasure Robert Jarman is turning 60! Whilst others might celebrate with a holiday in Bali, Robert is making a new show. (Kinda like a busman’s holiday.) Robert goes back to where it all began.
Sydney, 1958, when a night at the theatre was a glamorous occasion and a chap took his best girl to the latest hit musical. In 1958, that just happened to be West Side Story.
Passions are high, prejudice runs deep, love struggles with hate … but the mostly conservative audience is blissfully unaware that backstage the chorus boys are having a decidedly gay old time. If you catch my drift.
A little musical comedy with a cast of hundreds – or one man who moves very fast (for his age).
‘Jarman brings his audience into something more akin to conversation in this intimate space.’
Sydney Morning Herald.
Starring: Robert Jarman and special guests
Director: Annette Downs
Designer: William Dowd
*Performed at the Theatre Royal Backspace