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Antechamber Productions

Presented in Season 2 2015

Presented by Arts House and Antechamber Productions

7pm, Tue 10 Nov
7pm,Wed 11 Nov
7pm, Thu 12 Nov
7pm, Fri 13 Nov
7pm, Sat 14 Nov
7pm, Sun 15 Nov
7pm, Mon 16 Nov
7pm, Tue 17 Nov
7pm, Wed 18 Nov
7pm, Thu 19 Nov
7pm, Fri 20 Nov with Post Q&A
7pm,  Sat 21 Nov
7pm, Sun 22 Nov

90 mins

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne


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Wheelchair Accessible

Coarse language

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“One of the most imaginative pieces of theatre I’ve seen… His comic timing is perfect, his writing colourful and madcap…impeccably done” – Sunday Telegraph, on A Large Attendance in the Antechamber

EDMUND. THE BEGINNING is both an exercise in distorted biography and a confessional torrent. Brian Lipson summons a disordered array of characters from the impatient past and the murky present: some are familiar, some are famous, some are known only to Lipson. None are comfortable.

Fifteen years ago Lipson’s acclaimed solo show, A Large Attendance in the Antechamber, won two Green Room Awards before touring the world for the next seven years. Brian is now considerably older and considerably less wise, but he can still talk very fast.

EDMUND. THE BEGINNING is even more complex than its predecessor, and each of its many characters is both a real person and an imaginary figure. But who imagines whom? Who is Whom? Who is Alive? Who is Dead? And Why?

In EDMUND. THE BEGINNING, literary giants, sirens, reprobates and infants cavort in existential quadrille. A few you will recognise, others you won’t.
All will ring bells.

Writer, Designer & Performer:
Brian Lipson
Peter Evans
Wendy Lasica
Costume Designers:
Brian Lipson, Mel Page

Supported by – Edmund. The Beg inning has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Bell Shakespeare, and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by –Sarah Walker