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The Defence


Sat 17 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Sun 18 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Mon 19 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Tue 20 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Wed 21 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm

Where: The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: jamesrobertbreen

Gender and misogyny collide in the rehearsal room. A satire from Sydney-based writer/director Chris Dunstan about playwright August Strindberg and how artistic ideals can be lost to the darker side of human nature.

The Defence is a biting satire of the personalities and complexities that exist behind-the-scenes of Australian theatre.

“An acerbic satire that leaves nothing but bone... viciously funny.” -

A nuanced and ambitious play-within-a-play, The Defence begins with a gender-swapped re-imagining of Strindberg’s ‘The Defence of a Fool’ before dissolving into the rehearsal room of a modern theatre production where the gender dynamics are no less charged.

“It’s alarming to watch, frighteningly real and skillfully drawn.” -

Funny and satirical on the one hand, sinister and shocking on the other, experience Strindberg in all his glory and witness a theatrical legacy as potent today as it was over 100 years ago.