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Speaking in Tongues


  • Limelight Theatre Civic Dr Wanneroo, WA, 6065 Australia (map)
Clockwise from bottom: Tim Riessen, David Nelson, Zachary Ozolins, Michelle Varley and Jane Anderson are appearing in Speaking in Tongues.

Clockwise from bottom: Tim Riessen, David Nelson, Zachary Ozolins, Michelle Varley and Jane Anderson are appearing in Speaking in Tongues.

An intriguing and seductive play that was later turned in a multi-award-winning film is Limelight Theatre’s latest offering this August. 

Written by Kalgoorlie-born Andrew Bovell, Speaking in Tongues is a mystery for grown-ups laden with love, infidelity and mistrust, complete with twists, turns, flashbacks and surprises.

The three-part story focuses on the interwoven lives of nine people – two couples set out to betray their partners, a lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone.

A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect, contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers.

Bovell adapted his AWGIE award-winning play into the 2001 film Lantana featuring Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Vince Colosimo and Peter Phelps, winning seven AFI Awards.

Along with his many plays, he also co-wrote the screenplay for Strictly Ballroom and 2010’s Edge of Darkness featuring Mel Gibson.

 

THE DETAILS

WHEN: 8pm August 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22
BOOKINGS: Limelight Theatre website

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information you can visit the Facebook event page or the Limelight Theatre website.

Earlier Event: July 31
Wolf Lullaby
Later Event: August 15
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