The Ham Funeral
By Patrick White
“Surreal, incisive, and utterly hilarious.”
A young poet moves into a squalid rooming house run by Mr and Mrs Lusty, a bloated, gluttonous pair. When her husband dies abruptly, Mrs Lusty announces a grand funeral featuring a lavish feast, “an ‘am funeral”, in his honour.
Driven by her incontinent appetite, she attempts to seduce the young poet, with comically tragic consequences.
Part vaudeville, part lyric poem, and part gothic drama, The Ham Funeral now enjoys legendary status as one of the most intriguingly original plays in Australian theatre history.
Download the pre-show audio introduction for The Ham Funeral.
PAUL GRABOWSKY INTRODUCES THE HAM FUNERAL
Sat 25 Feb 8pm
Mon 27 Feb – Wed 29 Feb 6.30pm
Thu 1 Mar – Sat 3 Mar
Thu 8 Mar – Sat 10 Mar &
Thu 15 Mar – Sat 17 Mar 8pm
Sat 3 Mar & Sat 10 Mar 2pm
Tue 6 Mar – Wed 7 Mar 6.30pm
Tue 13 Mar – Wed 14 Mar 6.30pm
Sun 11 Mar & Sun 18 Mar 3pm
Wed 14 Mar 11am
Tue 6 Mar 5.30pm
Wed 14 Mar 11am
120 minutes (including interval)
Adult $49, Friends $41
Concession $42, Under 30s $29
Adult $59, Friends $50
Concession $52, under 30s $29
Audio description (Tues 6 Mar 6.30pm & Sat 10 Mar 2pm)
Open captioning (Wed 14 Mar)
Director: Adam Cook
Designer: Ailsa Paterson
Lighting designer: Gavan Swift
Composer: Stuart Day
Cast: Luke Clayson — Lizzy Falkland — Jonathan Mill —
Amanda Muggleton — Dennis Olsen — Jacqy Phillips — Geoff Revel
Presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia and Adelaide Festival
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