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August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


17 AUGUST 2018

By Lab Kelpie


$38 full, $26 concession, $20 students & groups of 6

School bookings available refer to Bowery Education Program, please visit: https://bowerystacc.com.au/ed

A young man sits alone on stage. He looks like us. He sounds like us. Yet he asks us to join him on an unimaginably alien journey into his recent past. “I had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that I thought I’d never be warm again. They ask me why I left my country – for dates, times, reasons… but it’s buried. They say I’m telling lies but that’s not what I am doing.”

Told from the perspective of one who got away, his is a moving and extraordinary story of love, loss and exile; a journey through a no-man’s-land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns. And… it is all true.

Elegy is a lyrical, searing exploration of loss, displacement and a longing for home. Based on verbatim interviews with refugee survivors, the performance builds tension around an intimate love for a best friend. Elegy fuses precision performance, music, movement and visual poetry to lure us into a playful, theatrical and personal world.

Starring Garreth Reeves (Pete Dragon’s Underbelly) and directed by John Kachoyan (Bell Shakespeare).

“A finely polished, extremely accomplished and deeply moving piece of theatre.” – Arts Hub

Winner 2011 Edinburgh Fringe First Award

Show running time: 50 minutes, no interval.

Post-show Artist Q&A with Gareth Reeves and John Kacoyan, running time: Additional 20 minutes.

Exhibition Images on display from Bradley Secker’s exhibition, Kütmaan

Warning: Adult Themes, M16+


Written by Douglas Rintoul

Performed by Gareth Reeves

Directed by John Kachoyan

Composition and Sound Design by Russell Goldsmith

Set and Lighting Design by Rob Sowinski with Bryan Cullen

Production and Stage Manager, Sarah Jane Robertson

Produced by John Kachoyan and Lyall Brooks

Photo: Adam Fawcett




August 17, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bowery Theatre
Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia
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