World Premiere full of glamour

A new world premiere production by Gareth Davies will premiere at the Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre next month.

And They Called Him Mr GlamourA new world premiere production by Gareth Davies will premiere at the Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre next month.

And They Called Him Mr Glamour opens on September 15 for a three week season.

Davies wrote And They Called Him Mr Glamour during a deep and fragile bout of paranoia, not necessarily planning, but sort of falling through it.

In the hands of Thomas M. Wright as director it becomes a tirade of black humour, stone throwing and the pathetic, yet illuminating tale of a man alone on stage before an audience, desperately trying to define the void between them.

Davies is a true fool: intelligent, reckless, determined, and destined to fail. And The Called Him Mr Glamour is his biting and hilarious plea for revelation, self-respect and the possibility of actual empathetic connection.

And They Called Him Mr Glamour is The Black Lung Theatre’s inaugural production in Sydney. They are currently at work on I Feel Awful for Queensland Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival, and creating a premiere production in East Timor.

Ironically, Davies and Wright didn’t get on at high school, but now form one third of The Black Lung Theatre and are developing into a powerful duo.

The play opens on September 15. Bookings: (02) 9699 3444.

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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