Fresh from a sell-out season at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival, THE TWINS, a new Australian play starring Greg Fleet and Ian Darling, is coming to Kangaroo Valley for two shows only, on Friday 30 April and Saturday 1 May at 7pm.
THE TWINS sees two old school friends, Greg and Ian, re-uniting forty years after playing the twins in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to rework it as a two-hander. What results is a heart breaking and hilarious new play about trust; remembering and forgetting to remember; loss; regret; love; pain and glory.
Although Greg and Ian’s lives took different paths; they are now reunited, but who is playing who? Are they who they say they are and should any of that matter? And once you’ve let go of your dreams, is there ever really any way back?
It’s a play about fathers and the shadows they leave, the labels we give to others and ourselves and the burden and guilt these two friends carry as a result. An achingly honest account that sees privilege and heroin joined at the hip.
Greg Fleet is an internationally renowned actor, comedian, playwright and author. Ian Darling is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, who returns to the stage for the first time in forty years. His Director credits include the acclaimed documentaries The Final Quarter and Paul Kelly — Stories of Me.
The play is set over a single day in a tin shed studio in Kangaroo Valley, during the final days of 2019. It was written over a number of development residencies at Shark Island Institute Kangaroo Valley and finished during 2020 and the Covid lockdowns. Written by Sarah Butler, Ian Darling and Greg Fleet and directed by Terry Serio and Sarah Butler, THE TWINS is coming back to where it all began. Don’t miss out! Seats are limited and bookings are essential!
The play will be performed at Upper River Hall starting at 7pm sharp each night. It runs for 90 minutes with no interval. It is rated M15+ due to strong language and drug references. The hall will be open from 6.30pm for pre-show tea and coffee. Seating will be Covid safe. Masks are optional. More information about the play and the players, and a link to tickets can be found at thetwinsplay.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you can’t make it to Upper River Hall, THE TWINS will also be performing in Sydney at the Seymour Centre (30 March–17 April), at the Canberra Theatre Centre (3–6 May) and at Gasworks Arts Park Melbourne, VIC (10–16 May).