David Williamson's Nearer The Gods

Ensemble Theatre

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“Chalk it up alongside Brecht’s Life of Galileo as one of the greatest in the science-play genre. it’s that good.”
The Australian

“[Williamson is] our greatest dramatic entertainer”
The Australian Financial Review

5 Nov – 24 Dec 2021

With his trademark wit and sharp observations, David Williamson exposes the abrasive personalities of revered scientific giants – even geniuses are not infallible!

Under the orders of pompous King Charles II (Sean O’Shea, THE RASPUTIN AFFAIR), determined young astronomer Edmund Halley (Rowan Davie) must wrangle the secrets of the universe from the brain of capricious and contrary Newton.

It may be 1684, the Dawn of Enlightenment, but Williamson’s comic re-imagining through a contemporary lens puts the focus firmly on the human tale of rivalry and discovery, of personal trials against a corrupt establishment, of self-doubt versus arrogance, and faith versus reason. NEARER THE GODS is a gripping and blackly funny drama about how one of the greatest moments of scientific illumination almost didn’t happen.

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CREDITS
Playwright David Williamson
Director Janine Watson
Cast Deborah An, Rowan Davie, Mandela Mathia, Kenneth Moraleda, Sean O’Shea & Sam O’Sullivan

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Recommended for ages 12+

Show Details

Type

excursion

Year Level Suitability

10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English

Themes

Rationality And Faith, Mathematics And Meaning, Ambition And Legacy

Artform

Drama

Duration

2hrs 10mins (including interval)

Cost

Tickets for students in school groups are $25 each, with one complimentary ticket provided per 12 students for accompanying teachers. $25 tickets for additional teachers.

Venue

Ensemble Theatre (Kirribilli, NSW)

School Term:
Term 4

Availability

05 Nov 2021 8:15 pm
06 Nov 2021 4:30 pm
06 Nov 2021 8:15 pm
07 Nov 2021 5:00 pm
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19 Nov 2021 8:15 pm Q&A
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09 Dec 2021 8:15 pm
10 Dec 2021 8:15 pm
11 Dec 2021 4:30 pm
11 Dec 2021 8:15 pm
12 Dec 2021 5:00 pm
14 Dec 2021 11:00 am Q&A
14 Dec 2021 7:30 pm
15 Dec 2021 7:30 pm
16 Dec 2021 11:00 am Audio Described
16 Dec 2021 8:15 pm
17 Dec 2021 8:15 pm
18 Dec 2021 4:30 pm Audio Described
18 Dec 2021 8:15 pm
21 Dec 2021 11:00 am
21 Dec 2021 7:30 pm Free Teen Night
22 Dec 2021 7:30 pm
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