Come along to a cheap preview of this famous Australian play.
THE HAM FUNERAL
BY PATRICK WHITE
"I must go in soon and take part in the play, which, as usual, is a piece about eels."
In a dingy inner-city boarding house, a naïve young poet is inexorably drawn into the strange world of the basement-dwelling landlord and his wife, the splendidly grotesque Mr and Mrs Lusty. When Mr Lusty dies, his widow his widow prepares a splendid funeral and wake in his honour and the relatives gather. Gradually the young man finds himself drawn into a desperate and dangerous sexual game, with comically tragic consequences.
Written in 1948 by Australia's Nobel Laureate for Literature, Patrick White, THE HAM FUNERAL is loosely based on the true story that informed William Dobell's painting The Dead Landlord and on White's own recollections of the seedy world of London boarding-houses. A delightfully vulgar investigation of the human condition, part vaudeville, part lyric poem, and part gothic drama, THE HAM FUNERAL now enjoys cult status of one of the most intriguingly original plays in Australian theatre history.
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The play starts at 7.30 so I will be in the foyer about 7 to say hi, chat, collect my ticket have a drink....see you then