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3–5 March 2022

Swansong tells the story of Austin ‘Occi’ Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of 1960’s Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. It’s an exhilarating journey that plunges him into murder and mayhem, love and death, only to return him to the place where he began. Tragic, tender and uproariously funny, Swansong is the story of a lost soul in search of redemption.

Andre de Vanny (Best Actor - Australian Green Room Awards) delivers a mighty tour de force performance in the role of Occi Byrne. At once charming, joyful and darkly comic, his conjuring of Occi has left audiences both thrilled and devastated. It’s a powerhouse performance brimming with tenderness, raw honesty and unbridled brutality.

Directed by Melbourne Fringe Festival co-founder Greg Carroll and written by acclaimed Irish playwright Conor McDermottroe, Swansong is storytelling stripped bare. Immersive, confronting and wondrously funny, it is a contemporary classic from a master of Irish writing.

Show details:

Synopsis

3–5 March 2022

Swansong tells the story of Austin ‘Occi’ Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of 1960’s Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. It’s an exhilarating journey that plunges him into murder and mayhem, love and death, only to return him to the place where he began. Tragic, tender and uproariously funny, Swansong is the story of a lost soul in search of redemption.

Andre de Vanny (Best Actor – Australian Green Room Awards) delivers a mighty tour de force performance in the role of Occi Byrne. At once charming, joyful and darkly comic, his conjuring of Occi has left audiences both thrilled and devastated. It’s a powerhouse performance brimming with tenderness, raw honesty and unbridled brutality.

Directed by Melbourne Fringe Festival co-founder Greg Carroll and written by acclaimed Irish playwright Conor McDermottroe, Swansong is storytelling stripped bare. Immersive, confronting and wondrously funny, it is a contemporary classic from a master of Irish writing.

Dates

Thursday 3 March, 8pm

Friday 4 March, 8pm

Saturday 5 March, 8pm

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Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

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Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 90 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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