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IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY


  • State Theatre Centre of WA 174-176 William Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
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In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a sassy play about power and passion. Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the curious chapter in the early history of psychotherapy, when women were treated with a certain mechanical device. And thus began the peculiar history of the vibrator…

Set in the 1880s, just after the advent of electricity, In the Next Room takes place in the adjoining parlour and consulting room of Dr Givings, who specialises in treating “hysteria” in women. Brisk, clinical and efficient in manner, he obsesses on the marvels of technology and what it can do for his patients. Although highly observant, he fails to notice that his wife, Catherine, is feeling neglected. Seeking the companionship of her husband’s patients, she soon begins to discover the truth about what goes on ‘in the next room’.

A fantastically funny and marvelously entertaining bodice ripper about true love and orgasms. Nominated for three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, this is a play guaranteed to hit the spot!
 

Details

DIRECTOR Jeffrey Jay Fowler
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Alicia Clements
LIGHTING DESIGNER Lucy Birkinshaw
COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Ash Gibson Greig
CAST INCLUDES Rebecca Davis, Jo Morris, Tariro Mavondo
SUITABILITY 16+
WARNING Adult themes


Further Information

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