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The Ham Funeral - $17 preview!

Hi,

  Come along to a cheap preview of this famous Australian play.

THE HAM FUNERAL

23 APRIL 

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.

Please book your tickets directly thorough the theatre via the following link. Please RSVP when you have booked. (If you have trouble with the link just google New Theatre & go from there)

dhttp://newtheatre.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=123

Any questions just message me or ring me.

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

Maggy[masked] 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. I made it, but was late. Couldn't recognise anyone in the break. Hope to meet up with you another time.

    April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's OK, I had my niece with me so I wasn't lonely. I did try to call you a couple of times in the break but you must have kept your phone switched off. Will come again sometime

      April 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @ Vicki it was interesting and 'twas a bit bizarre. Not sure if our late arrival influenced our understanding. did you enjoy?

      April 25, 2013

  • Maggy F.

    Rather odd - but that was expected! Not hard to follow at all & there was a story & some very intersting staging.

    April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      'twas a bit bizarre. Not sure if our late arrival influenced our understanding.

      April 25, 2013

  • Suzanne B.

    We enjoyed the play - thought the 1st half was better than the 2nd half but thoroughly entertaining, the actors were good.

    April 24, 2013

  • Vicki

    It was interesting, very dramatic sometimes disjointed with the poetry

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Danka, Thai sounds good, Broadway ?, text me on[masked]

    April 23, 2013

  • Danka

    Bought ticket, yes Ulrike,count on me for Thai

    April 22, 2013

    • Ulrike M.

      Hi Danka, sorry won't be able to have dinner prior as I still haven't left the office and am desperately trying to meet a tax office deadline before I leave the office for this week.

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Maggy
    Jessica & I could be there closer to 7:30 than 7. We'll try as early as possible. Can you send your mobile in case we need to contact you please?

    April 22, 2013

    • Maggy F.

      Hi My mobile is just above you at the bottom of the information about the play - 0417171450. See you when you get there.

      April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      got it, thanks

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Normally, yes Ulrike but have a prior special. Would love to join you next time.

    April 22, 2013

  • Ulrike M.

    Anyone for dinner beforehand ??

    April 22, 2013

  • Ulrike M.

    Hi All,
    just bought my ticket.
    Anyone interested in having a meal before ?? Say 6.00 pm ??
    There are plenty of restaurants around there - I particularly like a Thai restaurant not far from there.

    April 22, 2013

  • Peter

    No guests

    April 18, 2013

  • Erin

    I have purchased two tickets as I am will be bringing my uncle too

    April 11, 2013

  • Kris

    I would love to see this. Unfortunately during the week events are difficult for me.

    April 11, 2013

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