The Aspirations of Daise Morrow
Presented by Brink Productions. The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is a word-for-word adaptation of a short story by Patrick White with live music by Zephyr Quartet.
The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is brutally funny, profound in its understanding of human nature, and filled with magic and wonder.
Actors, musicians and audience share the space in a circle of burnt earth beneath a canvas Australian sky. The work shifts and swirls, drawing the audience into the sensual immediacy of a strangely familiar world – the suburb of Barranugli – where the Whalley family are getting ready for a day at the dump, while next door the Hogbens prepare to bury the scandalous Daise Morrow.
Australia’s towering literary genius Patrick White had a well-documented love for the theatre. His language is pure performance, and this richly theatrical production taps directly into its power. Performed in the round in a transformed Wollongong Town Hall filled with earth and light, this is deeply immersive, intimate and intelligent theatre.
“Visually captivating, splendidly lucid stage adaptation” – The Australian
“Intimate, delightful and moving, The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is a fascinating exposition of White’s mighty love story set in a quirky world where opposites attract” – Limelight
“This innovative and visceral production captures all the unmistakeable uniqueness of Australian life circa 1950s, at the edge of town, at the edge of poverty and at the edge of convention” – The Clothesline
“An intelligent, sensitive, thought provoking and at times surprisingly funny examination of the ripple effect that a death can have upon the lives of those left behind, especially in a tightly-knit small town environment” – Stagewhispers
Illustration concept and art direction: Yianni Hill, Illustrator: Chris Edser
Pens/Group 8+: $62
Under 30s: $49
Family of 4: $196 (Max 2 Adults)