Africa

My Darling Patricia | 4 - 7 May

Where some see abandon and chaos, others see the child’s ability to transform their surroundings into places of wonder and delight. Inspired by the true story of three German children who set off to elope under the African sun, broken toys, puppets, and sun-faded furniture are the props that feed the theatre of the imagination in My Darling Patricia’s Africa.

Exploring the resilient powers of imagination, fantasy and escape in the lives of children, Africa is a work for adults told from a child’s perspective, and is a rich continuation of the company’s juxtaposition of the domestic with the fantastic in suburban Australian contexts.

A Malthouse Theatre commission, shortlisted for the Helpmann Award for Best Physical or Visual Theatre production.

  • Presented by Perth Theatre Company, PICA & Mobile States.
    Conceived, designed and created by My Darling Patricia
    Commissioned by Malthouse Theatre
    Produced by Marguerite Pepper Productions
    Toured by Performing Lines

  • Location

    State Theatre Centre: Studio Underground

  • Dates & Times

    4 – 7 May, 2011

    Wednesday 4 – Friday 6: 8PM
    Saturday 7: 4pm & 8.30pm

  • Q&A

    Thursday 5 May, 2011

  • Tickets

    Standard $41 online or $46 door
    Concession $36 online or $41 door

  • Duration

    70 Minutes