Calpurnia Descending
Sydney Theatre Company presents
Calpurnia Descending

9 Oct 2014 to 8 Nov 2014

Sydney Theatre Company presents
a Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Production
by Sisters Grimm
Created by Ash Flanders and Declan Greene

Lights. Camera. Capsis!

Sisters Grimm (Little Mercy) return to Wharf 2 Theatre with the inimitable Paul Capsis as a delicious new accompaniment.

Taking their DIY drag and high camp comic bite to hilarious new lows, Declan Greene and Ash Flanders are putting the silver-screen diva front and centre. Garbo, Collins, Davis, Taylor, Hepburn... and Beverly Dumont.

She wants to be alone, but when a golden chance comes to resurrect her career and her reputation, Beverly Dumont will do what Beverly Dumont does best - scheme, scam and scream her way to stardom.

Amidst gangsters and chorus girls, between depression and delusion, Capsis embodies all the faded razzle dazzle and touching pathos of a woman whose time has been, but whose life isn't over.

In the wings stands Violet St Clair, with cheekbones that cut glass and a body to hold on to. Is she a starry-eyed ingénue or a calculating careerist? So far, no one can tell. But, in the expert hands of Ash Flanders, we do know that she'll be the talk of the town before the curtain descends.

Director Declan Greene
Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
AV Designer Matthew Gingold

Paul Capsis, Ash Flanders, Sandy Gore, Peter Paltos

Photo Michele Aboud


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Session TimesTicket PricesDuration
1 hour 20 mins (no interval)