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The Great Tamer

8 - 12 February 2019 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

The Great Tamer

8 - 12 February 2019 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Perth Festival

The meaning of life and the mystery of death are vividly explored in a set of breathtakingly inventive live paintings from Dimitris Papaioannou, a Greek artist internationally recognised for directing the 2004 Olympic ceremonies.

Inspired by the words of Homer and the work of the Old Masters, Papaioannou builds macabre still lifes, dreamlike images and nightmarish creations with ten performers, his magical stagecraft and the shifting floor.

The Great Tamer is a witty, stunning and surreal feast of visual delights that takes shape around the idea that life is a journey of discovery — an exploration for hidden treasure, an inner archaeological excavation for meaning.

Papaioannou sees himself as a visual artist, a painter on the stage who creates worlds of astounding beauty from the human body. In this poetic, wordless allegory on the passage of time, the body is used to create vignettes that are at once macabre and beautiful, brimming with humour, horror, circus-like stunts and optical illusions.


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.

A Reserve

  • $75.00 Adult
  • $68.00 Friend (Only available for purchase in person at the box office or over the phone)
  • $71.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, Unemployed)

B Reserve

  • $36.00 Adult
  • $25.00 Student

Groups (10+)

  • Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

Friends

  • Friends of The Festival Pricing is currently only available for purchase in person at the box office or over the phone.

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Post Show Discussion

  • Saturday 9 February
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