‘Those looking for theatrical brain food will enjoy chewing over The Sound Inside long after the lights go out.’
‘Ingeniously keeps us on the edge.’
‘Takes you on an impactful journey.’
ABOUT THE SHOW
Catherine McClements (Three Little Words) returns to MTC to star alongside Shiv Palekar (The Real Thing) for the Australian premiere of this riveting, profound and exquisite mystery. Nominated for six 2020 Tony Awards, including Best Play, The Sound Inside is a literary detective work of the highest order, which unfurls like a gripping novel. Always staying at least one step ahead of its audience, it’s an extraordinary showcase of playwriting dexterity.
When the brash and enigmatic Christopher barges into the office of acclaimed author Bella Baird, the two misfits find in each other an unexpected intellectual match. Over the ensuing weeks, the young man breaks down Bella’s defences and a tentative friendship forms. But will it be strong enough to withstand an impossible choice?
From novelist and playwright Adam Rapp and directed by Sarah Goodes (Home, I’m Darling), The Sound Inside is a masterclass in restrained, intelligent and deeply moving theatre. Winding ever more taut as it builds a sense of foreboding tension, it will draw you inch by inch to the very edge of your seat, confounding expectations and upending predictions along the way. An intimate and emotionally powerful new work, it proves that we all have a story to tell … but how it ends is anyone’s guess.
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com.
|Performance Type||Performance Date(s)|
by Vision Australia
|Saturday 11 June at 2pm
Tuesday 14 June at 6.30pm
by Vision Australia
|Saturday 11 June, before the 2pm performance|
|Saturday 18 June at 2pm|
Cast & Creatives
Set Concept & Design
Costume Designer & Set Design Realisation
Danni A. Esposito
Voice & Dialect Coach
Standby Cover (Bella)
Standby Cover (Christopher)
Before Shiv Palekar got the role of Christopher in The Sound Inside he wasn’t sure when his next job would be. He discusses how this uncertainty connected him to the play and the focus required to perform in this powerful two-hander.
Catherine McClements talks to us about why playing the complex, enigmatic Bella in The Sound Inside is a dream and how the play examines the magic of stories to form bonds and offer understanding.
Melbourne Makers: Danni A. Esposito
Danni A. Esposito, the Sound Designer for The Sound Inside, is obsessed with dissecting scripts. They talk to us about where the obsession began, their career journey so far and the aural world of The Sound Inside.
The Sound Inside programme
The Sound Inside is a riveting, profound mystery that unfurls like a gripping novel. Unravel some of its clues and read more about the production in our show programme.