Divine Chaos of Starry Things

Divine Chaos of Starry Things

In Divine Chaos of Starry Things, award-winning journalist Paul Mason explores the agony of the defeat and exile of the Parisian women revolutionaries deported to the remote Pacific island of New Caledonia, their depression and isolation upon arrival and loss of hope as dreams of escape fade and a new reality descends. Tension simmers amongst the island’s indigenous people as resentment and rebellion hang in the air.

Based on the memoirs of 19th century feminist icon and revolutionary Louise Michel, this piece of theatre looks at what happens when downtrodden people experience the transformative power of mass action, only to be defeated. In our current world increasingly scarred by torture, mass incarceration, censorship and razor wire, the play looks at key questions surrounding oppression and resistance; what makes people refuse to surrender in the face of repression and how do people survive once the exhilaration of revolt is over?

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About Divine Chaos of Starry Things:

Paris, 1871. A revolt seizes control of a global city. In its final days, working class women – from seamstresses to teachers to sex workers- take up arms, desperate to defend the freedoms they have fought for and won. And then it is over, in a sea of blood.

By:
Paul Mason
Producer:
Steve Hennessy, Sara Langridge, Michael Kingsbury
Director:
Sasha McMurray
Design:
Anna Orton
Costume:
Fiona Rigler
Cast list:
Jerome Ngonadi, David Rawlins, Lisa Moorish, Robyn Hoedemaker, Ottilie Mackintosh, Jane MacFarlane
Divine Chaos of Starry Things Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Available from: 
Friday, 24 November, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 20 May, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 20 May, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday-7.30pm
Sunday4.00pm-

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