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In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

20 October - 4 November 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

20 October - 4 November 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

By Sarah Ruhl

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a sassy play about power and passion. Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the curious chapter in the early history of psychotherapy, when women were treated with a certain mechanical device. And thus began the peculiar history of the vibrator…

Set in the 1880s, just after the advent of electricity, In the Next Room takes place in the adjoining parlour and consulting room of Dr Givings, who specialises in treating “hysteria” in women. Brisk, clinical and efficient in manner, he obsesses on the marvels of technology and what it can do for his patients. Although highly observant, he fails to notice that his wife, Catherine, is feeling neglected. Seeking the companionship of her husband’s patients, she soon begins to discover the truth about what goes on ‘in the next room’.

A fantastically funny and marvellously entertaining bodice ripper about true love and orgasms. Nominated for three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, this is a play guaranteed to hit the spot!

“Insightful, fresh and funny, the play is as rich in thought as it is in feeling.” New York Times


Cast and Crew

Director Jeffrey J Fowler
Set and Costume Designer Alicia Clements
Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw
Composer/Sound Designer Ash Gibson Greig
Cast includes Elizabeth Blackmore, Rebecca Davis, Stuart Halusz, Kingsley Judd, Tariro Mavondo, Jo Morris, Tom Stokes


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Premium

  • $88.00 Adult

Standard

  • $83.00 Adult
  • $67.00 Concession - Pension Card holders, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, Unemployed
  • $35.00 Student - Full time student

Preview and matinee performances

  • $67.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Student - Full time student

Groups


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Audio Described Performance

  • Saturday 3 November 2018, 2:00pm

Captioned Performance

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018, 6:30pm
  • To secure your Captioning Device for the night, please contact the venue. The devices are subject to availability. Alternatively the Go Theatrical Captioning App, on which the captions can be viewed during the show, can be downloaded onto your own apple or android device: 
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