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Switzerland

03 November 2014 – 20 December 2014

Venue: Drama Theatre  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Theatre Company

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Finely-plotted, suspenseful and surprising, Switzerland tells the story of Patricia Highsmith, renowned novelist best known for her fictional creation, the con artist Tom Ripley.

Description

Presented by Sydney Theatre Company by special arrangement with Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles

A stranger calls...
 

Finely plotted, suspenseful and surprising,
Switzerland will have you on the edge of your seat.


Following the success of Fury in 2013, Joanna Murray-Smith is back in the house, bringing us another fine world premiere work.

By arrangement with their friends at LA's Geffen Playhouse - fellow Murray-Smithians who commissioned Switzerland - Sydney Theatre Company are excited to present this original thriller inspired by Patricia Highsmith, renowned novelist best known for her fictional creation, the con artist Tom Ripley.

Highsmith's taut prose, macabre scenarios and ambivalent moral stance - in her world, the villains enjoy happy endings as often as their victims - made her one of the 20th century's most compelling and enigmatic crime novelists. Many of her books made it onto the silver screen - from 1951's Hitchcock version of Strangers on a Train to 1999's The Talented Mr Ripley, directed by Anthony Minghella. The tables are turned in Switzerland and it is Patricia herself who is the central character, brought to life by the wonderful Sarah Peirse.

True to its genre, Switzerland kicks off with a knock at the door - before spiralling into a grim and lively contest of wits, words and wills.

Warning: strong language


Artist Information

Director Sarah Goodes
Designer Michael Scott-Mitchell
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer and Sound Designer Steve Francis
With
Sarah Peirse
Photo James Green


Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Preview $78
Standard $94
Concessions* $75
Senior Card Holders $85
Under 30 $58
Group 10+** $85
Booking fee applies per transaction

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$8.50 - Internet
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Performance Dates

PREVIEWS:
Monday 3 November - Thursday 6 November

SEASON:
Friday 7 November - Saturday 20 December

Warning:
strong language

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval (approximate and subject to change)

November

  1. Mon 03 Nov 14 8:00pm
  2. Tue 04 Nov 14 8:00pm
  3. Wed 05 Nov 14 8:00pm
  4. Thu 06 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  5. Fri 07 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  6. Sat 08 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  7. Mon 10 Nov 14 6:30pm - Limited Availability
  8. Tue 11 Nov 14 8:00pm
  9. Wed 12 Nov 14 1:00pm
  10. Wed 12 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  11. Thu 13 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  12. Fri 14 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  13. Sat 15 Nov 14 2:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  14. Sat 15 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  15. Mon 17 Nov 14 6:30pm
  16. Tue 18 Nov 14 8:00pm
  17. Wed 19 Nov 14 1:00pm
  18. Wed 19 Nov 14 8:00pm
  19. Thu 20 Nov 14 8:00pm
  20. Fri 21 Nov 14 8:00pm - Limited Availability
  21. Sat 22 Nov 14 2:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  22. Sat 22 Nov 14 8:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  23. Mon 24 Nov 14 6:30pm - Limited Availability
  24. Tue 25 Nov 14 8:00pm
  25. Wed 26 Nov 14 8:00pm
  26. Thu 27 Nov 14 8:00pm
  27. Fri 28 Nov 14 8:00pm
  28. Sat 29 Nov 14 2:00pm - Allocation Exhausted
  29. Sat 29 Nov 14 8:00pm

Reviews

‘Love is what interests me. And love is indivisible from murder.’ Patricia

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Feature: Tom Ripley

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