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Frida and Derek

Blue Cow Theatre Inc.

 

This is a celebration of the lives of two of the 20th century’s most idiosyncratic, charismatic icons: Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo and English punk filmmaker Derek Jarman.

These fascinating characters have captured the world’s imagination and now leading Tasmanian theatre director Robert Jarman sets them free in some of Tasmania’s most stunning gardens.

The lives of these striking individuals share surprising parallels. Both had almost mystical regard for colour, both practised their art with exuberant excess, opulence and flirtation, and both kept exotic gardens.

Derek was a loud and proud gay activist; Frida a committed communist. Pain, injury and illnesses stalked Frida for her whole life, while Derek’s final year was veiled in blindness.

You are invited to share their stories in a performance piece of vibrant beauty.

“… Brilliant, gorgeous, painted, gay / Vivid, flaunting, tearaway. Glowing, flaring, lurid, loud / Screaming, shrieking,marching, proud …” – Derek Jarman, Chroma

 

Director: Robert Jarman
Cast: Rod Anderson, Bryony Geeves, Sue Hayes, Melissa King and Thomas Pidd

 

Presented by Blue Cow Theatre Inc. in association with Ten Days on the Island

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Image: Mansoor Noor

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TICKETS

Full $48
Concession $28

DURATION

2hrs (including interval)

PATRON ADVICE

Recommended for ages 16+

Licensed event. No BYO.

Adult themes.

Door sales will be available for tonight’s performance. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For performances at Villarett Gardens, Hatherley House and Claremont, audiences are encouraged to bring a picnic and rug.

For performances at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens seating will be provided.

ORIGIN

Tasmania

DATES

Moltema

Villarett Gardens

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Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7pm PAST EVENT

Launceston

Hatherley House

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Sat 18 Mar 2017, 7pm PAST EVENT

Claremont

Claremont House

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Wed 22 Mar 2017, 7pm PAST EVENT Thu 23 Mar 2017, 7pm PAST EVENT

Hobart

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

WHEELCHAIR
Tue 28 Mar 2017, 7pm PAST EVENT Wed 29 Mar 2017, 7pm Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7pm Fri 31 Mar 2017, 7pm Sat 1 Apr 2017, 7pm
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This is a celebration of the lives of two of the 20th century’s most idiosyncratic, charismatic icons: Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo and English punk filmmaker Derek Jarman.

These fascinating characters have captured the world’s imagination and now leading Tasmanian theatre director Robert Jarman sets them free in some of Tasmania’s most stunning gardens.

The lives of these striking individuals share surprising parallels. Both had almost mystical regard for colour, both practised their art with exuberant excess, opulence and flirtation, and both kept exotic gardens.

Derek was a loud and proud gay activist; Frida a committed communist. Pain, injury and illnesses stalked Frida for her whole life, while Derek’s final year was veiled in blindness.

You are invited to share their stories in a performance piece of vibrant beauty.

“… Brilliant, gorgeous, painted, gay / Vivid, flaunting, tearaway. Glowing, flaring, lurid, loud / Screaming, shrieking,marching, proud …” – Derek Jarman, Chroma

 

Director: Robert Jarman
Cast: Rod Anderson, Bryony Geeves, Sue Hayes, Melissa King and Thomas Pidd

 

Presented by Blue Cow Theatre Inc. in association with Ten Days on the Island

bluecow-theatre-logo

 

Tas Gov mono stacked logo

 

Image: Mansoor Noor

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