Breaking the Castle

Published by: KabukuPR | 16-Mar-2022
A transformative one-man play examining issues of childhood trauma, addiction, and the winding road to recovery
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Time: Thursday 7 April 2022 at 8pm, Friday 8 April 2022 at 8pm, Saturday 9 April 2022 at 2:30pm (Artist talk at 4:15pm), Saturday 9 April 2022 at 8pm
Ticket: $23-$49
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Riverside Theatres presents The Street Theatre’s Breaking the Castle from Thursday 7th April to Saturday 9th April.

Following two critically acclaimed seasons (The Street Theatre 2020, The Hothouse Theatre 2021), Breaking the Castle depicts the story of David, a struggling actor trying to find his way in this world, bouncing from audition to audition, battling severe mental health issues and slowly descending into the hell of addiction. It is not until David is thrown an unlikely lifeline, in the form of a rehab in the mountains of South-East Asia that he is offered a chance at redemption – but he will need to confront his inner demons, traumas and secrets long buried.

Visceral, fierce, funny and uplifting, Breaking the Castle features a gripping performance from Cook (ABC’s Total Control, Channel 7’s Home and Away, Bell Shakespeare’s Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome, Queensland Theatre’s The Removalists) of a man yearning for connection. Directed by Caroline Stacey with The Street’s award-winning creative team this is an exquisitely rendered story of hope, belonging, and finding a way to be in this world.

Peter Cook will be hosting a post-show Q&A on Saturday 9 April 4:15pm.

Performance Warning: This production contains coarse language, drug references, and mature themes and smoke haze and is recommended for ages 15+.

Tickets: Adults $49, Concession $45, 30 & Under $39, 18 & Under $34, Groups 8+ $45, School Groups/ Teachers $23. Discounts available for Riverside Theatres’ Members. Transaction fee $4.60. Bookings via, phone at (02) 8839 3399, or Box Office Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9:30am - 1pm and one hour prior to performance.

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