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The Town Hall Affair – Sydney Festival


Sun 7 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Tue 9 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 2:00pm
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 8:00pm
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 8:00pm

Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Pre-Sale Pack For All Three Shows: $175.00
  • Premium: $96.00
  • A Reserve: $86.00
  • A Reserve: $77.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SydneyFestival2018

The Wooster Group | USA
Australian Exclusive

An artful theatrical reimagining of the raucous 1971 feminist debate. Based on the film Town Bloody Hall by Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker.

An artful theatrical reimagining of the classic 1971 documentary Town Bloody Hall, which captured a raucous debate between author Norman Mailer and leading feminists like Jill Johnston and Germaine Greer (played by Maura Tierney). The debate may have taken place more than 45 years ago, but its themes remain relevant.

Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, co-founder of acclaimed experimental theatre troupe The Wooster Group, the play combines live performance of real-life dialogue from the debate with video footage from documentary, both inhabiting the original film and derailing it.

"Audaciously clever and technically dazzling." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Juicy, visceral theatre." - The New York Times

This show has a complete lockout. Please arrive 15 minutes early as latecomers will not be admitted.

Photo: Zbigniew Bzymek