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The Australian premiere of The Man In The Attic written by one of Australia’s most internationally-produced playwrights will be staged at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst, from Thursday 5 to Sunday 22 July 2018.

The Man in the Attic is the incredible, true story of a Jew who is hidden by a German couple during the Holocaust, but when the War ends, is led to believe that the War had been won... by the Nazis.

Locked inside their attic for his ‘protection’, the Jew has no way of knowing and continues his trade as a jeweller and watch-maker, for the profit of the couple. But as the husband overplays his hand and the wife becomes trapped in a conflict between greed and humanity, the Jew realises that something has changed...

The Man in the Attic was awarded Australia’s most prestigious award for a new play, the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award. It received a Paris season in February 2012 and had a sold-out season at the 2013 Festival of Avignon as well as an extra season at Paris’s Théâtre de l’Est.  The production made its Italian premiere in December 2015.

World class Director Moira Blumenthal has assembled an amazing cast and crew to bring this premiere production to the stage including Barry French, Danielle King, Gus Murray and Colleen Cook.  Set & costume design is by Hugh O’Connor, Lighting design Emma Lockhart-Wilson and sound design Tegan Nichols.


  • One of Australia’s most internationally-produced playwrights, with a string of national and international productions to his credit. Actors such as Academy-Award winners Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush have appeared in his plays.
  • Kafka Dances won over a dozen national and international awards since its première and is the most internationally-performed Australian play of all time.
  • Derrida In Love was written expressly for the 2011 and 2013 Academy Award nominee, Jacki Weaver, which she performed in a sold-out production in Sydney.
  • A showcase production of his newest play, The Afterlife of J.Edgar Hoover took place in Anchorage in April 2017 prior to a tour of Alaska and the US north-west.
  • Recent recipient of a Paris Studio Residency Award by the Australia Council for the Arts.


Venue:            Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Season:           Thursday 5 to Sunday 22 July

Times:             Monday to Thursday 7.30pm; Saturday 8pm; Wednesday 11am; Sunday 7.30pm & 2pm

Prices:             From $38 to $54

Bookings:        shalom.edu.au


Venue: Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Dates: Thursday 05 July 2018 – Sunday 22 July 2018
Bookings: shalom.edu.au



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