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My Family and Other Animals at the Genesian Theatre

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Squawk, slither, sing, talk, fly watch it at the Genesian
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Adapted by Janys Chambers

Directed by Elizabeth Munro and Mark G. Nagle

This well travelled production is now showing at the Genesian Theatre near Sydney's CBD.

Land Ahoy!
My Family and Other Animals starts here!

You may have heard of the Durrell family via Gerald Durrells' memoir on British television in the series The Durrells, currently on Netflix. Set in 1935, an eccentric English family - four children and their widowed mother plus their dog Roger - arrive on the sunny shores of Corfu to begin a new life.

The Durrells in My Family and other Animals
A Genesian Theatre Production

Janys Chambers' stage adaptation was first shown at York Theatre Royal and this production continues making ingenious and impressive eyebrow raising decisions to bring to life all the inhabitants of Durrell's cherished land. They talk, walk, fly, squawk, slither and swim. Theatre at it's best!

A dog named Roger
Gerald Durrell's My Family and other Animals at The Genesian Theatre

Bringing costumes to life
A Genesian Theatre Production

The Genesian theatre is a fantastic, authentic venue which is still hanging on in there at 420 Kent Street. I've said it before and I'll say it again ... I love it at the Genesian, it's great. Remember to stop off at Sambal Indonesian restaurant (5 or so doors away), at 432 Kent Street before you arrive - it's definitely worth it.

Bringing animals to life
At the Genesian Theatre

My Family and Other Animals reveals the complexities of family life!

Gerald Durrell rewriting his youth
A lively Genesian Theatre production

Set Design Mitchell Latham

Production Design Ella Monti

Lighting and Sound Design Michael Schell

Photography Vicki Skarrat Photography

An Amateur Production By Arrangement With ORiGiN (TM) Theatrical On Behalf Of: Nick Hem Books

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Why? To see My Family and Other Animals
When: 17th Sept - 22nd Oct 2022
Where: The Genesian Theatre, 17th Sept - 22nd Oct 2022
Cost: from $25
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