Lenny Bruce: 13 Daze Un-Dug in Sydney 1962

From the writer/director team behind critically acclaimed cult hit The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman, AKA Bob Dylan (A Lie) comes a vaudevillian mash-up of stand-up, documentary and jazz in an absurdly funny, surreal investigation of the attempted 1962 Sydney tour of the American ‘sick’ comedian Lenny Bruce.

Direct from a season at Peter Cook’s Establishment Club in London, Bruce arrived in Australia to find that Sydney was far from Soho. Banned from performing after one sensational show, crucified by the media and harassed by Vice Squad detectives, the pioneering U.S. hipster comedian spent 13 days trapped in Kings Cross, searching for jazz, drugs, companionship and a stage.

Praise for The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman, AKA Bob Dylan (A Lie)

✮✮✮✮ Adelaide Advertiser

“Revealing and quite funny. Chronic Ills avoids insincere imitation to navigate far richer waters.” Concrete Playground

“An open love letter to Bob Dylan…it’s an absolute delight.” Elissa Blake, Sun Herald

Writer Benito Di Fonzo
Director Lucinda Gleeson
Set & Costume Designer Andrea Espinoza
Lighting Designer Kim Straatemeier
Sound Designer Nathaniel Edmondson
Producer Fiona Boidi
Stage Manager Rachael Higgins
Publicist Kar Publicity
Photographer Marnya Rothe

with Sam Haft, Lenore Munro, Damien Strouthos & Dorje Swallow

Loosely distorted from the book Lenny Bruce: 13 Days in Sydney by Damien Kringas

Previews 
10 – 13 April
Season 17 April – 4 May
Times Tue – Sat, 8pm

Tickets
Full $35
Concession $25
Cheap Tuesday, Preview $21

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