Wed 15 Jan at 7.00pm
Thu 16 Jan at 7.00pm
Fri 17 Jan at 7.00pm
Sat 18 Jan at 7.00pm
Sun 19 Jan at 7.00pm
Tue 21 Jan at 7.00pm
Wed 22 Jan at 7.00pm
Thu 23 Jan at 7.00pm
Fri 24 Jan at 7.00pm
Sat 25 Jan at 7.00pm
Sun 26 Jan at 7.00pm
Marionette master Ronnie Burkett (The Daisy Theatre, Sydney Festival 2018) returns with a powerful new work where each audience member plays a part in the story.
Welcome to The New Now, where written words are forbidden and putting pen to paper is a powerful act of defiance. For those determined to compose or read a declaration from the heart, there is a way – but first they must undertake a treacherous journey to a secret camp and find ‘She, The Keeper of the Lost Hand’, one of the last to retain the knowledge of reading and writing.
Audience members join Burkett onstage for the entire performance, bringing to life their own unique puppet to portray a character and act as the chorus to the unfolding story.
Absurd, romantic, and provocative, Forget Me Not is a tender call-to-arms and a rich theatrical love letter to our better selves in these increasingly uncivilised times.
The preview performance of Forget Me Not on Tuesday 14 January has been cancelled due to unforeseen travel circumstances. Please contact our Box Office to re-allocate your tickets to another performance or arrange a refund.
Sydney Festival Box Office is open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2pm from 6 – 26 January. Call us on 02 8880 9214.
"Joyous...the brilliance of his writing and performance. [It's] a ceremonial experience that’s very hard to capture in words" – Toronto Star
"A joyous (and frequently raunchy) form of resistance" – thestar.com
Complete lockout - latecomers will not be admitted
Warning - this performance contains strong language and adult themes
Recommended for ages 16+
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