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The Other Place

Theatre Works and Before Shot present the premiere season of

The Other Place
By Christopher Bryant

"I wonder if she felt she saw the reality… that it’s all a play within a play."

Carlton, 1967. Schoolteacher Betty Burstall begins sketching plans for what will eventually become
La Mama Theatre; the pre-eminent independent home of new, experimental, and previously unseen
Australian work.

Stratford-upon-Avon, 1975. Politically charged director Buzz Goodbody - founder of the Royal
Shakespeare Company’s The Other Place;
a theatre of new, experimental and previously unseen
theatre - is about to begin rehearsing her production of Hamlet.

Both women are attempting to drag their surroundings into the future and reshape the world’s artistic
landscape. One of them is about to end her life.

A premiere season running as a part of Theatre Works Chapter Two Program, The Other Place is a
powerful theatrical and philosophical rumination on two influential women. The ways their lives
mirrored in the theatre they produced, the misogyny they experienced, and the lives they changed.

Christopher Bryant is a Griffin Award nominated playwright, performer, and NIDA graduate. He has
worked with a range of companies including fortyfivedownstairs, Malthouse Theatre, the State
Library of Victoria, ATYP, MKA, Apocalypse Theatre, La Mama
, and the Emerging Writer's
. His works have been been published by Play Lab, Australian Plays, and Hello Mr.

This production is proudly supported by Australia Council Catalyst, Creative Victoria, and the City
of Port Phillip.

Written by Christopher Bryant
Directed by Jessica Dick
Assistant Direction by James Christensen
Performed by Ravenna Bouckaert, Kristina Benton, Vivan Nguyen, Erin Pattison, and Susie
Lighting Design by John Collopy
Set Design by Ella Butler
Sound Design by Joshua Bliss

28 August - 8 September, 2019
Preview 28 August
Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Tickets: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at www.theatreworks.org.au/program/the-other-place/
Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland St, St Kilda

Show Duration 90 minutes, no interval
Suitable for ages 16+
Please note: this show contains adult themes, smoke machine, sexual references, loud noises, and
coarse language


Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Dates: Wednesday 28 August 2019 – Sunday 08 September 2019
Bookings: 03 9534 3388



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