Arcadia

Arcadia from Black Swan State Theatre Company

By: Black Swan State Theatre Company  07-Feb-2012
Keywords: Art, Performance

Sidley Park, Derbyshire, April 1809. Surrounded by eccentric family members, fastidious house guests and surly staff, tutor Septimus Hodge is in charge of educating Lady Thomasina Coverley, aged thirteen.

 

Beyond the grand windows are the ‘500 acres inclusive of lake’, where Capability Brown’s artificially manicured naturescape is about to give way to the fashionably ‘picturesque’ Gothic style of landscape gardening. 180 years later, garden historian Hannah Jarvis and academic Bernard Nightingale stand in the same room, trying to shed light on the garden’s secrets and uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park in Lady Thomasina’s time…

 

Stoppard’s absorbing play jumps back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time and the confusing and disruptive influence of sexual attraction on our orbits in life.

 

“Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia… is the greatest love story on the British stage for decades… a masterpiece.” The Independent

 

Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Director: Kate Cherry

Featuring: Adriane Daff, Rebecca Davis, Benj D'Addario, Brendan Hanson, Kirsty Hillhouse, Nick Maclaine, Andrew McFarlane, Edgar Metcalfe, Whitney Richards, Scott Sheridan, Steve Turner

 

Tickets: Standard $69.50 / Concession $54.50 / Previews $52.50 / Family Package $158 / Groups 8+ $53.50 (plus 1 free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased) / Students $29.50

 

Warning: Some coarse language and adult themes.

 

Bookings: BOCS Ticketing, ph (08) 9484 1133, Groups 8+ ph (08) 9321 6831, www.bocsticketing.com.au/whats-on/688/arcadia/

Keywords: Art, Performance

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