The Histrionic


Malthouse Theatre/Sydney Theatre Company

Venue The Merlyn/Wharf 1

Written Thomas Bernhard, Adapted by Tom Wright

Directed Daniel Schlusser

Lighting Design Paul Jackson

Sound Design Darrin Verhagen

Cast Bille Brown, Barry Otto, Jennifer Vuletic, Kelly Butler, Josh Price, Edwina Wren, Katherine Tonkin

Photos Marg Horwell and Jeff Busby

Marg Horwell's design looks like the dumped corpse of some Romanesque mardi gras float.
Sydney Morning Herald

Marg Horwell’s set is a wonderfully kitsch insult to anyone who likes cool-looking theatre.
Concrete Playground

The excellent design team (Marg Horwell, Paul Jackson and Darrin Verhagen) have taken over the entire theatrical space with a messy and cluttered aesthetic that allows the roughness of the production to thrive.