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Chris Drummond is Artistic Director of Brink Productions. Works commissioned, developed and directed for Brink include Thursday by Bryony Lavery (with English Touring Theatre), When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell (a collaboration with visual artist Hossein Valamanesh), Land & Sea by Nicki Bloom, Skip Miller's Hit Songs by Sean Riley, Harbinger by Matthew Whittet, The Hypochondriac (adapted from the Moliere) by Paul Galloway, Beetle Graduation by Susan Rogers, The Clockwork Forest by Doug MacLeod (with Windmill Theatre), This Uncharted Hour by Finegan Kruckemeyer and Drums in the Night (adapted from the Brecht) by Finegan Kruckemeyer. For the State Theatre Company of SA Chris has directed Babyteeth by Rita Kalnejais, Drowning in My Ocean of You by Fiona Sprott, Art by Yasmina Reza and The Merchant of Venice. Chris co-adapted Robert Dessaix's novel Night Letters with Susan Rogers for STCSA, the 2004 Adelaide Festival and Playbox. He directed The Flying Dutchman for the State Opera Company of South Australia. His productions have received and been nominated for numerous awards including six Helpmann Award nominations (one for Best Director), five Victorian Green Room Awards, two Ruby Awards, three Adelaide Critics Circle Awards and three Curtain Call Awards.
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An Australian man, recently diagnosed with an incurable disease, leaves his home, his lover, their life, and travels through Europe in search of answers to unanswerable questions. On his journey he encounters extraordinary people who share with him extraordinary tales. And then, reaching Venice, every night for twenty nights he writes a letter home, to his lover in Australia. Through the totality of its various fables and narratives, its conflicts and dramas, as the man's world becomes increasingly colour-filled with characters, struggling as he is struggling - with desire for intimacy and escape, for understanding and meaning, for any way to beguile time - Night Letters begins to soar across time and space, from the personal to the global. At the pinnacle of his search for answers, standing there, in a foreign world groaning under the weight of human decay, his own body riddled with disease, this Australian man finds his mind suddenly wandering back - home to his love, home to a piece of pristine bushland on the outskirts of his city, home to another way of living.
written by Susan Rogers, Chris Drummond; Inspired by the novel by Robert Dessaix
Currency Press, Sydney,
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Magical Realism - AIDS, 180 min
Male: 5 Female: 5 Other: The doubling of roles is key to the themes of the play
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