SWITZERLAND by Joanna Murray-Smith


  • Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA 174-176 William St Perth, WA, 6000 Australia

The late Patricia Highsmith penned some of the most exhilarating suspense novels of all time, some becoming major cinematic adaptations including; The Price of Salt recently released as the film Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. Now the acerbic author herself is centre stage in this edge-of-your-seat thriller by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (Honour, The Female of The Species, Ninety and Day One, A Hotel, Evening).

The subject – writer Patricia Highsmith, lives a reclusive life in the Swiss Alps surrounded by her collection of books and antique weapons. The unlikeable genius facing the end of her life has withdrawn completely from the world, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Until one day a young man, Edward Ridgeway, intrudes into her place of refuge. He’s yet another irritating delegate from her publisher demanding a contract for one final instalment. Specifically another psychological thriller featuring her beloved muse and most infamous literary creation, Tom Ripley.

WA PREMIERE

CAST INCLUDES Jenny Davis

DIRECTOR Lawrie Cullen-Tait
SOUND DESIGNER Ash Gibson Greig

Bookings: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=SWITZERL17