24 November – 11 December 2010

Bill has lived a life amongst the rambling beauty of the old family home. Now he’s gone blind, and children Helen and Michael have returned for a few days to move him away. On the outside Bill is stoic, resigned to his fate, but inside he silently rages against the darkness. Drawn together in a garden full of echoes, the three discover tender memories of a shared past unwilling to release them. THE NIGHTWATCHMAN is a moving, poetic and ultimately life-affirming ode to the human spirit and the memories that define us.

"The design complements the delicate acting: the dim shifts of Lisa Mibus' lighting, Ben Keane's haunting piano composition, and Kat Chan's suggestively abstract background of decomposing wallpaper on vertical panels. THE NIGHTWATCHMAN captures the moment when children must say goodbye to their parents."
★★★★ CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE

TICKETS
Full $38
Concession $25
Preview & Groups 10+ $15

DURATION
100 minutes plus interval

Written and Created by
DANIEL KEENE
Directed by
MATT SCHOLTEN
Performed By
ZOE ELLERTON-ASHLEY, ROGER OAKLEY, BRAD WILLIAMS
Set and Costume Design
KAT CHAN
Lighting Design By
LISA MIBUS
Composed By
BEN KEENE
Assistant Director
HALCYON MACLEOD
Produced by
SUSANNE KEAN
Stage Manager
AMY BAGSHAW

Theatre Works & If Theatre present

The Nightwatchman

By Daniel Keene