Theatre Works Program

Palace of the End by Judith Thompson

Palace of the End by Judith Thompson

Date: 05 Jun 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
Time: Tue to Sat 8.00pm, 15 June 2pm, 9 & 16 June 5pm
Preview: Wed 5 June at 8pm
Price: $32 full / $25 conc, groups 8+ & under 30yrs / $20 school groups / $20 preview [plus booking fee]

Directed by: Daniel Clarke

A blistering and unforgettable play, Palace of the End is a triptych of monologues that tell the stories of three people forever impacted by the wars in Iraq: "PVT. LYNNDIE", a U.S. soldier convicted of abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison; DR. DAVID KELLY, the British weapons inspector who allegedly committed suicide after being involved in a government scandal, and NEHRJAS AL SAFFARH, a leading member of the Communist Party of Iraq who suffered the greatest of losses during the Baathist coup that led to Saddam Hussein's rise to power.

Incendiary and haunting, this is searing theatre.

Winner of the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Directed by Daniel Clarke
Designed by Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Design by Rob Sowinski
Sound Design by Russell Goldsmith

With Eugenia Fragos, Robert Meldrum and Hannah Norris

"Thompson's triptych combines the most penetrating images of the Iraq war...close to perfection" The Guardian

"Such is the power of Thompson's talent that even the chest-thumping newshounds who see the show may find themselves recalling that the earliest reports of man's inhumanity to man took the form of poems, recited beside a crashing sea" The New Yorker

"Compelling, often shocking. Riveting" The Associated Press

"a compelling night of political theatre" The List

"immensely powerful" The Scotsman

Warnings: Adult Themes, Dynamic Sound, Coarse Language

Please Note: There will be no admittance into the theatre once the performance has commenced

100 minutes no interval

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