Cloud 9


In Victorian era Africa, stiff-lipped Clive tries to keep everything under control. A contemporary examination of gender roles and sexual politics through the lens of ironic farce.
Cloud 9

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Network Theatre
Started: Wednesday 27 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 30 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


Caryl Churchill's CLOUD NINE is a contemporary examination of gender roles and sexual politics through the lens of ironic farce.


In Victorian era Africa, stiff-lipped Clive tries to keep everything under control - until dashing explorer Harry arrives, and tensions begin to grow between the 'natives' and the British administration, just as sexual tensions begin to grow amongst Clive's compatriots.


As the exploits of the characters mount, the play reaches a dramatic denouement and we fast forward to contemporary London, though the characters age only 25 years.


Here, women rule the show: there are debates on leaving "male feminist" husbands and the trials of motherhood, children running amok, séances to summon sex goddesses, and at least one menage a trois.


The past and the present start to blur together and through the farce of it all, we ask the question of whether we are as liberated as we think we are.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 27 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 30 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
TBA

Cast


Shamini Bundell - Clive/Cathy

Gabriela Godinho-Moxon - Edward/Lin

Dominic Thomson - Harry/Martin

Freddie Griggs - Betty/Edward

Agnès Rivet - Ellen/Mrs Saunders/Victoria

Jennie Rich - Maud/Betty

Alexi Stylianou - Joshua/Gerry


Creatives


Author: Caryl Churchill
Director: Daniel Carter

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