Published by: Bunjil Place | 17-May-2019
Back by popular demand and following sell-out seasons in New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne in 2018, Swansong returns to Melbourne showing at Bunjil Place Studio on Wednesday 22 May 22 at 7:30pm.
Venue: Bunjil Place
Address: 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
Date: 22-May-19
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket: Adults $35. Concession $32. Under 25 $28
Buy / Ticket: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/swansong
Swansong is an award-winning Irish monodrama written by acclaimed writer/director Connor McDermottroe. Set in the 1960s, Swansong tells the story of Austin 'Occi' Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic West of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. Violent, tragic and hauntingly tender, Swansong is the story of a lost soul in search of home.

Performed by Melbourne's own Andre De Vanny ('Best Actor', 2018 New York Solo Festival, 2015 Green Room Awards), Swansong is a "mighty tour de force featuring an indisputable talent" (Australian Theatre). "Andre has one of the most powerful and engrossing presences of any actor I've had the pleasure to work with," Says director Greg Carroll.

Swansong puts Andre in his element, allowing him to flex to his full creative muscle and fill a bleak space with rage, fragility, sadness, loss... It's mesmerising."

On the page, Swansong is a taught and gripping read. As a piece of theatre, it speaks to anyone who's ever felt like an outsider, who's ever been denied a voice. Occi, for all his flawed humanity, is a symbol of hope; an unlikely hero who faces insurmountable odds and never gives up. His is a timely message - an important story.

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