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NOTHING | POSTPONED

12 October - 24 October

NOTHING by Janne Teller

Adapted for the stage by Fleur Murphy

POSTPONED

12 – 24 October 2021

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‘A youth novel in Nobel Prize class.’ Lena Kjersén Edman, Sweden
‘Gorgeously lyrical and dreadfully bleak.’ Kirkus Review, USA

SHOW DETAILS:

12 – 24 October 2021

previews: Tuesday 12 October
Wednesday 13 October
opening night: Thursday 14 October
duration: tbc
times:
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $45
bookings: 03 9662 9966

A riveting adaptation of Janne Teller’s award-winning novel, now considered a modern classic.

When Pierre Anthon smugly declares there’s no meaning to life, he leaves his ninth-grade classroom, climbs a plum tree, and stays there. To prove to him that life is full of worth his classmates make a ‘pile of meaning’ and sacrifice things of great importance; Dungeons & Dragons books, a fishing rod, a pair of green sandals, a pet hamster…  Then, events start to take a morbid twist as each offering becomes more extreme. And what if, after all these sacrifices, the pile still isn’t meaningful enough to bring Pierre Anthon down?

The Australian premiere of this internationally acclaimed Danish novel is adapted by Fleur Murphy, directed by Alonso Pineda and stars a lively ensemble cast including Connor James, Rebecca Makar, Jessica Martin, Mia Tuco and Laurence Young.  Traversing the innocence of youth and the wisdom adulthood, NOTHING is a delicious delve into existential angst, full of wry humour and engaging characters that highlight the weird and wonderful things we all find worth in.

‘Janne Teller has with NOTHING written a novel that is as haunting as it is brilliant.’ El Tiempo, Colombia

‘This beautiful and frightening book stopped me in my tracks.’ David Almond, The Guardian, UK

Featuring Connor James, Rebecca Makar, Jessica Martin, Mila Tuco Laurence Young

Written by Fleur Murphy

Directed by Alonso Pineda

Assistant Direction and Movement Supervision by Cassandra Kaoustos

Costume and Set Design by Karine Larché

Lighting Design by Harrie Hogan

Music Composition and Sound Design by Sam Porter

Music Advisor Lara Dawson

Set Building by Madelline Hillam

Produced by Ryan Stewart

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30
Full:
$45
Concession: $35
Group 8+: $35

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

 

NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE

Details

Start:
12 October
End:
24 October
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
Phone:
03 9662 9966
View Venue Website

Organiser

fortyfivedownstairs
Phone:
03 9662 9966
Email:
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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Adapted by Fleur Murphy
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