The Seymour Centre presents The Pass as part of Mardi Gras
Address: Corner City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
Date: 11th February to 6th March
Time: Tuesday – Saturday at 7pm; Saturdays at 1pm
Ticket: Full $49 / Seniors, Groups 8+ $39 / Pensioners, Veterans, Full-time Students $35 / Previews, Under 35s $33
Buy / Ticket: https://www.seymourcentre.com/event/the-pass/
Full of nervous energy, they skip, fight, joke, tease each other… until something passes between them. One moment that will reverberate through the next ten years of their lives—a decade of fame and failure, of secrets and lies—in the high-stakes world of professional sport where image is everything.
A hit at the Royal Court Theatre in London and later adapted into a BAFTA-nominated feature film, The Pass deftly explores the corrosiveness of high-end celebrity culture and the consequences of toxic masculinity. It shines a light on the prejudice that still runs rampant in the world of elite sport, and as Jason and Ade navigate this world for themselves, it powerfully illustrates the cost of repressing your identity, and asks what’s lost when you win.
Directed by Ed Wightman (Assistant Director on Billy Elliot The Musical and Fawlty Towers Live), The Pass stars WAAPA graduate Ben Chapple (TV’s Playing for Keeps) as Jason and recent AFTT graduate Deng Deng as Ade, alongside Cassie Howarth (TV’s Home and Away) and Tom Rodgers (RGM Productions’ and NIDA’s Starstruck: The Stage Musical).
The Seymour’s Artistic Director Tim Jones said, “Our 2021 season is all about presenting outstanding plays that are both provocative and highly entertaining. The Pass is just that: a witty, powerful and very moving account of the difficulties some elite sports people still face when reconciling their personal lives with their professional careers.”
Director Ed Wightman said “John Donnelly has created a thrilling and provocative play for today - The Pass is a wild, unpredictable and riveting ride and I am thrilled to be directing the Australian premiere production.”