RIVERRUN

Hailed as a masterpiece in London and Ireland, riverrun is a bold and captivating solo performance based on James Joyce’s final book Finnegans Wake.

WHARF 2 THEATRE

The Play

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"An inexorable rush of thought and idea, full of mystery and marvel – much like the great text that inspired it."
The Guardian, UK

Sydney Theatre Company presents
TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival
in association with Cusack Projects Limited

RIVERRUN

The voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Adapted, directed and performed by Olwen Fouéré

Lauded in London and Dublin, plunge into Ireland’s most fearless performance

James Joyce’s final book, Finnegans Wake, is infamously unreadable. It is written in language and written against language. It flexes itself around the constrictions of letters, words and sentences. It is also, fundamentally, a virtuosic act of writing, a standardbearer for 20th century creativity. Spoken aloud, Joyce’s text has an ineluctable power that pulls us in to its currents and washes us up on its banks.

Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland’s leading performers and theatre makers, was last seen with STC in Abbey Theatre’s startling Terminus in 2011. In riverrun, she has created an acclaimed new adaptation of Joyce’s fiendish classic.

Fouéré’s unique approach is to find the voice and dance of Joyce’s words. In her mesmeric performance, the musicality and visceral force of the text become clear. The result fuses vocal performance, movement, sound design and lighting in a bold new way that is both captivating and illuminating, offering us safe passage along Joyce’s extraordinary river of words.

Duration: 70mins (no interval)

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INSIGHT EVENTS

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 23 Mar post-show

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Previews 10 - 11 Mar 2015
Season 13 Mar - 11 Apr 2015


Season Ticket prices
Preview $40
All other tickets $45
 

Casual Ticket prices
Preview $50
All other tickets $55

Transaction fees may apply

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.


INSIGHT EVENTS

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 23 Mar post-show

Performer & Director Olwen Fouéré
Co-Director Kellie Hughes
Sound Designer & Composer Alma Kelliher
Lighting Designer Stephen Dodd
Costume Designer Monica Frawley

With
Olwen Fouéré

Photo Colm Hogan

"An inexorable rush of thought and idea, full of mystery and marvel – much like the great text that inspired it." The Guardian, UK

"Olwen Fouere’s performance is remarkable, halfdanced, half-spoken." 4 star review, Sydney Morning Herald

"A performer of extraordinary power." Stage Noise by Diana Simmonds

"Fouéré’s performance is undeniably captivating." Limelight

"A unique, brave and powerful performance." 5 star review, Arts Hub

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