Critically acclaimed new Australian play Thirty-Three will make its UK debut at the Leicester Square Theatre. Audiences are immersed into the heart of a birthday party that spirals out of control in this intense piece of new writing.
Saskia is a teacher living in inner western Sydney and by all accounts her life appears to be going well; a career she loves, friends she adores and the freedom to enjoy it. To celebrate her 33rd birthday, she invites a handful of her closest friends into her Sydney terrace for an evening of food, music and laughter. But when her estranged little brother mysteriously shows up, the proceedings take on a decidedly different turn, and a friendly evening ignites into a wild night of booze, games, and shocking revelations.
Thirty-Three was written by Sydney based Australian playwrighting duo Michael Booth & Alistair Powning and premiered in 2011. A feature film adaptation is being made this year.
Director Kai Raisbeck says “It’s hard to read this play without recognising one of the characters, either in yourself, or amongst your friends. Thirty-Three perfectly captures the chaos, peaks, troughs, turns and reveals of Saskia’s tumultuous 33rd birthday party. The writers have created a story in an unashamedly Australian setting with nuanced drama and comedy that draws us into the story and carries us along until the chaotic end.”
The Cast is Christopher Birks, Ben Dalton, Amy Domenica, Corinne Furlong, Doug Hansell, Shannon Steele.
Thirty-Three is at The Leicester Square Theatre 5th – 24th June.