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There is no place like it
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(Photo credit: Hillarie Jason)


A stunning piece of visual theatre is playing from the 9th to the 18th of January at the Roslyn Packer Theatre as part of the 2019 Sydney Festival. Home was conceived by absurdist Geoff Sobelle to demonstrate the meaning of home. The lack of dialogue in this production encourages one to investigate one's own feelings and emotions regarding the meaning of home.

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Home at the Roslyn Packer Theatre (image JW)


The stillness and quiet of the audience is punctured by gasps and giggles as bodies change and materialise from unlikely places. The bathroom 'merry go round' and the magical fridge is great visual fun as is the decor of the theatre for the party.

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Party time (Photo credit: Jacque-Jean Tiziou )


Over the course of 110 minutes, the cast of seven erects a two storey house playing out various layers of lives and occupations. Relationships are built and broken and families grow. Home is a large scale performance with live original music performed by Elvis Perkins. The audience is gradually drawn into the home and becomes involved in a raucous party toward the end with some people being invited to join in on stage.

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Different lives in one space (image Victor Frankowski)


Having premiered at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, this unique quirky performance contains interesting special effects as well as a touch of nudity and a party atmosphere.

I found Home to be thought-provoking, funny and poignant but ultimately heartwarming.

The writer was a guest of Sydney Festival.
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Why? To experience the unique work of an award winning theatre maker
When: 7:30pm on 9,10,11,12,15,16 & 17 January, 2pm on 12 & 18 January, 5pm on 13 January
Phone: 1300 856 876
Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road Walsh Bay
Cost: $36-$66 plus booking fee
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