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|Thursday 5 - Sunday 15 July |
Previews Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July
Wednesday through Saturday nights 7:30pm
No shows Monday or Tuesday
Heartstring Theatre proudly present the Australian premiere season of
By David Adjmi
Directed by Rachel Baring
I was born to be a queen. It wasn’t my choosing, I was born into it.
Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, is only concerned with her macarons and lapdogs. But when the people who have raised her up are suddenly the first to bring her down, Marie is forced to deal with what lies beyond the façade. Historical events from almost 300 years ago are made shockingly relevant as the 'It Girl' of Versailles finds herself the centre of a revolution.
From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of 'Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!' in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.
Heartstring Theatre is a Melbourne-based theatre company formed in 2016, launching with a Green Room Award nominated all female season of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. They endeavour to create dynamic, thought-provoking theatre, interpreting both classical and new work. The company also strive to address the shortage of great and interesting roles for women by producing plays where at least half of the roles are female.
Serving up Melbourne audiences David Adjmi’s much-lauded theatrical sweetmeat, Heartstring Theatre’s latest offering is not to be missed.
Directed by Rachel Baring
Performed by Elisa Armstrong, Jessica Tanner, Eleanor Howlett, Heath Ivey-Law, Gabriel Partington and Conor Gallacher
Lighting Design by John Collopy
Set and Costume Design by Eloise Kent
Sound by Linton Wilkinson
Composition by Claire Ewing
Stage Management by Ashley Groenen
Photography by Sarah Walker
'From Valley Girl comedy to mad-scene finale… David Adjmi’s [Marie Antoinette is a] marvelous, disturbing, revisionist take.' – New York Magazine
'Macarons cede to just deserts, gowns to rags, quips to insane ramblings, gilded dream to caustic nightmare. And still the degradation continues.' – Village Voice
Concession $28 (Student, Health Care Card Holders)
MEAA Members $28
Preview tickets $25
Transaction fees apply - $3.70 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
Northcote Town Hall, West Wing Studio 2
189 High St, Northcote
Running time approximately 90 minutes, no interval
Please note latecomers will not be admitted to this performance
No filming or photography permitted
We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 8470 8280 to make your booking.
Visit Heartstring's website for more information