ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE
By Alice Birch | Directed by Catarina Hebbard
Presented by Metro Arts and BC Productions Qld in association with e.g and Big Scary Animal
Three generations of women.
Three critical choices.
An intimate look at how love and trauma cascade through blood and time.
Ten actors on stage across three eras; this is a big story told intimately.
From the acclaimed UK playwright Alice Birch, comes this electrifying examination of love and trauma and their cascade through blood and time.
Across three generations of mothers and daughters, we live their love, loss, grief, laughter and ultimately death. This is a story of family, mental health, love, strong women, supportive men and so much more in between.
Along the way Birch poses many questions and challenges, urging us to consider, where do genetics end and personal choice begin?
This Brisbane premiere, directed by Catarina Hebbard, follows seasons in London, New York and Sydney.
★★★★★ “A rich, haunting, technically dazzling script.”
★★★★★ ”Stunningly original.”
Mail On Sunday
★★★★★ “Most productions require one viewing. Alice Birch’s spellbinding and serious new drama is worth three.” The Sunday Times
7:30pm, Tue 18 – Sat 29 May, 2021
Queer Community Night
6:30pm, Thu 27 May
Featuring keynote speech by renowned Brisbane author, Krissy Kneen, music by DJ Sweatybaby and spoken word poet, Boy Renaissance.
New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End
General Admission $42 + booking fee
Concession $35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee
Preview Tue 18 May $35 + booking fee
Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased
AGES + WARNINGS
Suitable for ages 15+. May contain coarse language, depictions of drug use and depictions of suicide / self-harm. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
Image by Barbara Lowing November 2020 edited by Laura Bamford
Proudly supported by Arts Queensland through the Queensland Arts Showcase Program and stART funding, Creative Partnerships Australia MatchLab funding, Philip Bacon Galleries, PlayLab, Micah & Brisbane Powerhouse.
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