Man With The Iron Neck
A Legs On The Wall Production
Fresh from critically acclaimed presentations in four major Australian festivals Man With The Iron Neck is a tale of love, loss, resilience and hope brought to life by soaring aerial feats. This is emotionally charged physical theatre at its best.
In an AFL-mad Aussie bush community three young friends Bear, Evelyn and Ash have big dreams for the future. But when one of their lives is cut short, how do the other two find hope and ultimately choose to survive, instead of meeting the same fate?
Based on an original work by Josh Bond, written by national treasure actor/singer/writer Ursula Yovich, together Gavin Robins and Josh Bond direct this incredible cast of rising star Indigenous performers. Man With The Iron Neck interweaves extraordinary aerial and physical feats with a beautifully written narrative, which entraps us in its tender and intimate world, while at the same time conjuring a rich epic and some times hyperreal landscape with its visual design.
Both heart-warming and heart-breaking this touching story is about choosing to embrace life and find hope through grief. The morning star comes to signal that even at your darkest hour, there is hope.
Co-Director & Original Concept Josh Bond
Co-Director Gavin Robins
Playwright Ursula Yovich
Senior Creative Producer Cecily Hardy
Legs On The Wall Artistic Director Joshua Thomson
Composers Iain Grandage & Steve Francis
Set Designer Joey Ruigrok
Lighting Designer Matt Marshall
Costume Designer Emma Vine
Video Designer Sam James
Sound Designers Michael Toisuta with Jed Silver
Dramaturge Steve Rodgers
Cultural Consultant for tour David Cole
This is a powerful piece of theatre with a message. It focuses on Australia’s Indigenous people but reaches out to the community as a whole.
– Sydney Morning Herald
80 minutes (no interval)
Recommended for ages 16+
This work contains adult themes and references to suicide that may be distressing to some audience members.
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $48
Under 25 $25
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $39
Under 25 $20
Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
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Stay around after the show, grab a drink and enjoy music in the Courtyard. The music is curated by Kate Stroud, keep an eye on Facebook to see who’s coming!
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Photo by Brett Boardman