The Eisteddfod

By Danielle Pope

The Eisteddfod - actors Natalie Holmwood and Brendan Ewing. Photo: Robert Frith
The Eisteddfod - actors Natalie Holmwood and Brendan Ewing. Photo: Robert Frith
This latest piece from Black Swan Lab Productions offers a nostalgic and hilarious look at childhood

Lally Katz emerged from the Melbourne indie theatre scene to become one of Australia’s hottest playwrights, and is currently one of the most performed nationally. An award-winning hit at the New York International Fringe Festival, The Eisteddfod explores the nostalgic childhood world of orphaned siblings Abalone and his sister, Gerture. They are inseparable and love to play games together. 

Abalone’s passion for amateur dramatics is a growing obsession, however Gerture’s interest in the imaginary worlds they create to stave off boredom is beginning to wane. But there is one final role-playing game Abalone thinks will bring his sister around and be sure to win him the ultimate prize – that first place ribbon at the Eisteddfod, with their rendition of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Lally Katz’s disembodied voice leads the audience on a comic and somewhat unsettling journey. It is an intricate story, deftly told and an exciting, unpredictable production about the drama of growing up.

WA PREMIERE A Black Swan Lab Production

DIRECTOR Jeffrey Jay Fowler

CAST INCLUDES Natalie Holmwood, Brendan Ewing

Sound Designer: Brett Smith, Set & Costume Designer: Tyler Hill

Prices: $34.00 to $54.00

Book via Ticketek 1300 795 012

Groups 8+ 1300 364 001


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