Head along and get ready to skip back and forth across the centuries with Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia at Harbour Theatre. Directed by Barry Park, the play takes place in a single room on the Coverly Estate in two separate times – the Regency period and 1989.
In 1809, the household is in transition, where an Arcadian English garden landscape is being uprooted to make way for picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage. Meanwhile, the brilliant 13-year-old Lady Thomasina proposes a startling scientific theory that is only starting to be understood more than 200 years later.
In 1989, two competing scholars research the 1809 world of the estate and are intrigued by who lived in the hermitage and a possible bloody duel of passion. Winning the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Acardia was named by the Royal Institution of Great Britain in 2006 as one of the best science-related works ever written.
Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia plays at 7.30pm May 28, 29, June 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 with 2pm matinees May 30, June 6 and 13. Tickets are $25.50, $23.50 concession and $20.50 students – book at www.TAZTix.com.au or call TAZTix on 9255 3336.
Cost (if applicable):
$25.50 Concession $23.50 & Students $20.50
16 Lochee Street MOSMAN PARK 2088