Friday, 20 March 2009

Brisbane Theatre: He Died with a Falafel In His Hand

UPDATE: Looking for the revival of He Died with a Felafel In His Hand in January 2010? Click here!.


Next Friday, March 27th, the Arts Theatre production of "He Died With A Falafel In His Hand" is opening. The play is an adaptation of Brisbane author John Birmingham's classic book about the horrors of share-house living - you can buy the book from Amazon here.

This video shows some of what's in store: the video is NOT SAFE FOR KIDS OR WORK (just like the show):

You can see dates and times of performances here until the show opens. Once the show opens, you can find performance details here. The show runs until Saturday May 2, over 17 performances. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 concession.

The show is at the Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Tce, Brisbane City (click here for a Google Map).

If you're on Facebook, you can join the play's group here

John Birmingham writes the Blunt Instrument blog at the Brisbane Times, and his personal blog Cheeseburger Gothic is here

UPDATE, April 22nd: There's been some controversy about the rather "adult" nature of the play. A "home reviewer" on ABC local radio 612AM only gave the play 5/10, and a member of the Arts Theatre took exception to the "gratuitous obscenity and pornography" in the play - despite the play making about $30 000 for the Arts Theatre, which is badly in need of the cash.

(BTW, there's no pornography on display - the most "pornographic" it gets is girls wearing only a bra on their top while still in a skirt, and a guy naked with his hands covering his penis. And the obscenity isn't gratuitous, you have to pay to see it).

I went to see the play on Sunday April 19th and loved it. And I got lucky - author John Birmingham gave an hour-long talk after the play was finished, so I basically got two shows for the price of one. Some of the topics he talked about included his time working for the Defence Department, the history of the Falafel book, and the hunched-shouldered resentment of one of the people who served as a model for a character in the book. You can listen to the talk if you click here.

UPDATE 2: Read Rave Magazine's review of Falafel - click here

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1 comment:

Girl Clumsy said...

Hey David!

Thanks for the mention!

Hope to see you at the show! Nat.