A Legs On The Wall Production

It is with heavy hearts we let you know Man With The Iron Neck has been cancelled. This is due to the current regulations restricting movement and capacities, uncertainty around state borders and our commitment to maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our community. 

Please contact Box Office via [email protected] to request an exchange to a gift voucher, donate your tickets or request a refund.

 

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.

cast

Christine Anu – Rose
Caleena Sansbury – Evelyn
Kyle Shilling – Bear
Tibian Wyles – Ash

creative team

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

reviews

★★★★1⁄2
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 

patron advice

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. Strong language, Fog/Smoke Effects. A company elder is present after each show to sit with audience members.

tickets

Single Tickets
Adult  $54
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $48
Under 25  $25

Subscribers
Adult  $43
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $39
Under 25  $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).

NORPA bar and secret chef diner

The good times start long before the curtain is raised. You can eat, drink and make it a proper might our with live music in the courtyard before every show and the NORPA Bar and Diner open for dinner and drinks from 6pm.

Specialising in local, fresh produce, Secret Chef create completely new menus for each season show taking influences from modern Australian, Asian, Mediterranean, European, USW and South American cuisine.

subscription packages

Buy tickets for three or more performances this Season and save 20%. Read more about Subscription Packages.

gift vouchers

A NORPA gift voucher makes the perfect birthday or Christmas gift. They’re available online here, or call the Box Office on 1300 066 772.

Please note there is a $5.50 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

Read more about Buying Tickets, Concessions and Refunds.

 

Photo by Brett Boardman