From the pen of John Doyle (author of the miniseries “Changi”, and, in his alter-ego as Roy Slaven, inventor of the Flat Bag, the Battered Sav and the Hello Boys), “The Pig Iron People” is in its final week at Canberra Rep. A dark comedy, it deals with the contrast in values that arise when a 30-something former schoolteacher moves into a cul-de-sac full of 60-something conservatives.
Reviews have been outstanding –
“Pig Iron Strikes Gold… There is more to Doyle’s keenly observed slice of life than meets the eye … a play for our time … funny and sad, Doyle’s first stage play casts Canberra Rep’s production in a very bright light” – Peter Wilkins, Canberra Times.
“The total effect was compelling, involving us deeply in our own mortality and those matters of genuine importance to us” – John P. Harvey, Stage Whispers
“Confirmed the excellence of what theatre can be… Don’t be fooled by Rep’s Amateur Status, there was nothing Amateur about any of the performances… If you haven’t been to Rep for a While, then don’t miss this ” – JoeWoodward, CityNews.
And word of mouth is good too – quotes in the foyer include “not only the best thing I’ve seen Canberra Rep do in ages, one of the best things I’ve seen in Canberra full stop”
(honesty in journalism means I should point out there’s been one walk out yelling “disgusting”, but even they waited til Act Two before they dashed away)…
Anyway, ticket prices are $37 adult, $30 concession – call 6257 1950, book online at https://www.patronbase.com/_CRS/Productions/1105/Performances or show up to the box office one hour before performances – Thursday 29th 8pm, Friday 30th 8pm, and Saturday 1st at 2pm and 8pm.