Published by: Kabuku PR | 11-Aug-2022
Lord of the Flies meets Hunger Games, with a nordic twist
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Date: 1-10 September, 2022
Time: 8:00PM, except Saturday 10 September matinee at 2pm
Ticket: $39-$49
Call: 02 8839 3399
Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta (NTofP) is delighted to present Nothing, a brutal exploration of adolescence and nihilism, at Riverside Theatres from 1st to 10th September 2022.

Pierre-Anthon, in his gospel of teen nihilism, declares that there is no meaning to life.

Determined to prove him wrong, his classmates start to give up things of importance and pile them in a sacrificial “heap of meaning”. Treasures and much-loved things amp up this feverish gang of youths. No one is exempt, nothing is off limits.

Nothing is an adaptation of Janne Teller’s controversial novel, censored for a time, prior to being awarded the Best Book Prize by the Danish Ministry for Culture, the prestigious Le Prix Libbylit and the American Michael L. Printz Honor Award.

Featuring outstanding new talents Joseph Raboy (Redline Productions & Kwento’s Ate Lovia) and Alyona Popova, who will masterfully play multiple characters, Nothing is a dark and thought-provoking adventure through the horrors of youth and into the bleak realities of adulthood.

NTofP Executive Producer, Joanne Kee added, “This play very much resonates with the contemporary world, questioning what we hold dear to us when those around us appear to be going crazy. It twists and turns, is dark and beautifully complex yet simple in its staging. It’s a two hander, and our actors are totally enthralling in their ability to play multiple characters each. Its strength turns on our amazing young actors Joseph Raboy and Alyona Popova and I am so excited about them bringing this to life.”

Nothing is directed by Erin Taylor, whose recent work includes Sydney Festival’s Museum of Modern Love, Griffin Theatre’s Jali and 25A Belvoir’s Kasama Kita. Taylor was recently appointed CEO and Executive Producer of Australian Plays Transform and has had a wonderful relationship with NTofP working as assistant director on Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam in 2018.

Venue: Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Tickets: Adults $49, Concession $45, 16 & Under $42, Groups 8+ $44, Previews $39. Discounts available for Riverside Theatres’ Members. Transaction fee $4.60.

Performance Warning: Recommended for ages 15 and over. This production contains coarse language and adult content. Content is graphic and may be triggering (think Squid Game level)

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