2022
Drama
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THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS

SWANSONG

11 - 13 Aug 2022 (3 performances)
Thu 11 Aug 2022 7:30 pm
Fri 12 Aug 2022 7:30 pm
Sat 13 Aug 2022 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Studio Theatre

Set in the 1960s, Swansong tells the story of Austin ‘Occi’ Byrne (Andre De Vanny), the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi and his beloved Mammy are outcast and ostracized. After childhood bullying leaves him with mild brain damage Occi struggles to control his increasingly violent impulses as Mammy spirals ever further into alcohol abuse. Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. It’s an exhilarating journey that plunges him into murder and mayhem, love and death, only to return him to the place where he began.

This acclaimed work directed by Greg Carroll promises to immerse the audience in a bleak and crushing world, and through redemption, shove them out again, transformed by the guttural and lyrical vernacular and the threatening yet gentle physicality of Swansong.

Written by: Connor MacDermottroe

Directed by: Greg Carroll

Performed by: Andre De Vanny

‘EXCEPTIONAL’ ‘DE VANNY’S PERFORMANCE IS REMARKABLE…FOCUS, SUSTAIN AND DETAIL…A BRUISED SOUL…BERSERKER FURY’
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
‘INCREDIBLY POWERFUL…BRILLIANT’ ‘GENUINE MENACE…GRITTY, HILARIOUS AND A HEARTBREAKING ROLLERCOASTER OF A RIDE.’
THE SCOTSMAN
Tickets

Stalls 
Premium $68 / A Reserve  $58

Balcony
A Reserve  $55

Students and Concession
Stalls A Reserve $48 / Balcony A Reserve $45

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes (no interval) 

Patrons' Advice

This performance contains strong language and violence.
Not suitable for those under 15 years. 

As of 01 January 2022, all eligible patrons must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with an approved vaccine to attend Theatre Royal premises and events. If you require any further information or need to make a change to an existing booking, please contact our Box Office on 03 6146 3300.

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