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The Dance of Death: Captioned performance

There is a performance of The Dance of Death with mobile device captioning coming up.

Where and when?

It’s in the Upstairs Theatre at Belvoir St. Theatre (25 Belvoir Street in Surry Hills, NSW) on Saturday 15 December at 2:00 pm.

Can I book now?

Yes! Just visit the Belvoir St. Theatre website right here.

What is mobile device captioning?

Mobile device captioning is for Deaf and hard of hearing patrons. The captions detail actors’ dialogue, adlibs, asides, song lyrics along with music descriptions and other sound effects. These captions appear on the screen of the patron’s mobile device.

To receive the service, patrons need to download (there is a small purchase price) the Go Theatrical! App onto their iPhone or Android device. Some mobile devices will also be available for hire from the Belvoir St. Theatre box office. However, these are limited in number and must be booked in advance by calling 02 9699 3444.

What’s The Dance of Death about?

An isolated home on a lonely island. A marriage. Alice and Edgar aren’t popular, and they’re not particularly happy. In fact, they loathe each other, and have done for 25 years. Their mutual antipathy is blackly hilarious and seems to have its own equilibrium.

Into this duet of recrimination and resentment comes Kurt, Alice’s younger cousin. Kurt has a grudge against Edgar that goes way back. Alice senses a lever to gain the upper hand. Edgar is an old soldier, though; he knows how to keep his feet. And so the dance begins, a whirl around the stage until it’s hard to know who’s dancing with whom.

Judy Davis directs Colin Friels, Pamela Rabe and Toby Schmitz in one of the best theatrical marriage battles ever written.

And prices?

Tickets are priced from $37 – $72.

How can I book?

Just visit the Belvoir St. Theatre website right here.


Photo credit: Daniel Boud

This page was first published on 12 November 2018.

When: 15/12/2018 to 15/12/2018 2:00 pm
Where: Belvoir St. Theatre
18 Belvoir Street
Surry Hills
NSW 2010
Access information:
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