A Sleep of Prisoners
Written by Christopher Fry. Directed by Stuart Halusz. Featuring Andrew Hale, Sam Ireland, Peter Williams and Haydon Wilson.
Trapped in the ruins of a war-locked cathedral, four English soldiers bed down for the night and dream of life and death.
Christopher Fry’s lyrical meditation on life, death, violence and purgatory was originally commissioned as part of the Festival of Britain, and opened at St Thomas’ church in Regent Street, London in May 1951 and broadcast live by the BBC in December of that year.
10 years later, the play was performed at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, (broadcast live by the ABC) in February and then at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, in March.
Join us for this special event – a staged reading of a stunning allegorical treatment of humankind’s spiritual relationship with faith and his fellow man. In this 60th Anniversary of its Australian premiere, it will be performed concurrently with a staged reading at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane – a symbolic reaching of hands across the nation.
PERFORMANCE DATE March 4th @ 7pm
Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography
St George's Cathedral, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth, 4 March
04 Mar 2021
- 7:00 pm
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