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Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter With the End of the World


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

11 April - 13 April 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents Australian Theatre for Young People
PATRICE BALBINA’S CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH THE END OF THE WORLD

Something unsettling has crept into the neighbourhood. It’s a feeling, a suspicion that disappears when you look at it directly. Patrice Balbina has noticed that small things are starting to disappear. The butcher loses his laugh, the man with the pigeon is losing his patience, and Dad says the government has lost its mind. Even the love of her life seems to be a little further away each day. But you wouldn’t expect the end of the world. Then he rang the doorbell.

Funny, surprising and deeply moving, audiences will see themselves in Patrice, a young Australian girl just like any other, who suddenly has to flee her home to a rickety boat bound for another land. This multi-lingual international production, performed primarily in English, also includes some French, Portuguese and Italian spoken language and takes you on an extraordinary journey.

Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World is the final chapter of a two-year international partnership Documents of Poverty of Hope, supported through the European Union’s Cultural Fund.

Suitable for: Ages 10+ and their families

Dates & Times:

SCHOOLS SHOWS
Thursday 12 April at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Friday 13 April at 10:15am

GENERAL PUBLIC SHOWS
Wednesday 11 April at 6:30pm

Director
Fraser Corfield

Dramaturg
Odette Bereska

Choreographer
Jacqueline Gosselin

Production Designer
Ben Pugh

Sound Designer
Pru Montin

Education
Mandy Smith

Stage Manager
Sven Laude

Producer
Dirk Neldner

Photo by
Amelia J Dowd

Photo Design by
Justin Stambouliah

Production Photos by
Ben Pugh

Cast
Nicolas Brites
Holly Fraser
Emilie Leclerc
Guiditta Mingucci
Yves Simard

Suitable for Years 5 – 10

FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

A show like this, made in collaboration with artists from all over the world by Australia’s premiere youth theatre company, comes along so rarely that you cannot miss it. This show is perfect for giving students a perspective on immigration and refugees that is relevant to them, presenting the issue in a gentle yet moving way. Our student and teacher previewers alike have raved about this show! Inspiring empathy in bounds and presented in a creative and innovative way, it’s sure to engage your students with a very current issue that is hard to get in any other way.

CURRICULUM LINKS

Download the Curriculum Links here: Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter With the End of the World Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS BOOKINGS

Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment

ACCESS

Visual Cues: This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Available Dates

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Duration

60 minutes (No interval plus Q&A for 10:15am & 12:30pm performances)

Riverside Membership

30 Club

Dining at Novotel

Local Dining


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