Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

Thursday, 18 April 2013 to Saturday, 4 May 2013

“My mother says you know when you’ve grown up. It’s the moment you stop being happy and start remembering when you used to be.”

It's 1962 and the Cold War is at its peak. For ten-year-old Iris, not only is the world on the brink of extinction, so is her childhood. When the eccentric young girl discovers an amnesiac drifter on the shores of a remote Tasmanian fishing town, she's sure he's the reincarnation of her goldfish, sent to rescue her family and her youth.
Written by one of Canada’s most acclaimed playwrights, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl is hilarious, yet heart breaking. The award-winning play brings back the absurdity, pain and beauty of growing up.

"Fine fishy farce – plenty of laughs.....It’s a measure of Peter Green’s direction, as much as the actor’s skill, that Miranda Pike’s ...10 year old Iris is achieved so immediately and completely."
Peter Burdon - The Advertiser
"Miranda Pike (gives) a bravura performance....Patrick Clements (gives) a strong performance...Bronwen James is marvellous as Miss Rose....Scott Perry’s Mr. Lawrence is a very fine characterisation...Romina Verdiglione (gives) a superb performance...Make every effort to see this engaging work while you can."
Barry Lenny - Glam Adelaide
"This is a terrific script where dialogue is genuinely funny and the subtext quite profound, and Director Peter Green has done a great job bringing it to life.... Miranda Pike is outstanding as Iris....Bronwyn James makes a marvellous Miss Rose.... I’d recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining night of theatre."
Tony Busch - Adelaide Theatre Guide


Adult $28; Conc $24; FB $20; Groups (6+) $20; Students (Secondary, Tertiary, Drama) $15; Previews all $20
90 mins

Written by Morris Panych
Directed by Peter Green
Featuring:  Miranda Pike, Patrick Clements, Bronwen James, Scott Perry and Romina Verdiglione
Set/Costume design: Manda Webber
Lighting/sound design: Stephen Dean
Stage Manager: Manda Webber
Scenic Artist: Angela De Palma

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