When the Light Leaves

The critically acclaimed production by Citizen Theatre

Dan’s dreaming of dead ducks and cartoon skeletons. He’s also dying.
 
Terminal brain cancer has forced Dan to decide how he wants the end of his life to look. Despite his supportive partner, well-intentioned sister and nurse who comforts by-the-book – no one can give him what he needs. It’s time Dan chooses how he goes.
 
With access to assisted dying now legal, everyone has an opinion about how you live and die. When The Light Leaves explores how people navigate the reality of death and reconcile their grief, leaving audiences to decide for themselves how they would want to go.

"..a moving and nuanced four-hander, featuring elegant design and emotionally charged performances"
— Cameron Woodhead, The Age
"poignant and persuasive.....authentic and beautiful"
— Arts Hub
"There is a huge amount of talent present.....resulting in a moving exploration of what it means to allow people to live out the final moments of their lives with dignity, compassion and in control."
— Myron My (My Melbourne Arts)

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CAST

Tomas Parrish as Dan
Leigh Scully as Liam
Veronica Thomas as Kate
Michelle Robertson as Alice

WRITER

Rory Godbold

DIRECTOR

Jayde Kirchert

SET DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Stu Brown

LIGHTING DESIGN

Gina Gascoigne

SOUND DESIGN

Imogen Cygler

COSTUME DESIGN

Aislinn Naughton

STAGE MANAGEMENT & SOUND OPERATION

Teri Steer

PRODUCER

Jenny Gay (Packed House Productions)

IMAGE

by Stu Brown

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

When 29 Jan-1 Feb | Wed, Thu 7:30pm | Fri, Sat 9:30pm
Talk Voluntary Assisted Dying forum after performance: Thu 30 Jan
Duration 1hr 10m

Tickets

Full $35.00
Concession $30.00
Group $25.00 - minimum 6
3 ticket deal 10% off all 3 eligible shows
Early Bird 15% off if purchased prior to 10 Dec

Location

Gasworks Arts Park - Gasworks Theatre

21 Graham St, Albert Park

Get directions

Tram

1 to stop 31

Bus

236 to Graham/Pickles St | bus 606 to Bridport/Richardson St

Event notes

Warnings

Coarse language, Suicide references

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